Thursday, July 03, 2008

Checkpoints

Scenes from St. Augustine -- The Oldest Drug Store. It has a poltergeist, supposedly the angry spirit of Indian Chief Tolomato (sp?). I know this because we sat in the dark in there one night while we listened to ghost legends. There's a headstone belonging to the chief in the store. Monster #1 knocked on it. I'm like, kid, didn't you see Poltergeist?!

I'm less than 10K from finishing FALL INTO ME (the new title for Troy Lee's book). If I turn it in early, I'm seriously tempted to take a week, maybe two, off from writing. Tempted, but then my brain is thinking . . . you could get a great start on the fall project in two weeks. But I don't want to burn out, either, and I've been writing fast this summer.

I'm officially half way into my graduate degree. I only have five more classes and I will be finished! Well, then there's three years of doctoral work. I think I get a break between this current class and the next one. That would be nice.

What about you? If you write, do you schedule yourself time off or is it all-writing, all-the-time?

3 comments:

MaryF said...

I keep trying to schedule time off, but I never finish early. I did take 3 days off this week, though....

rhiancahill said...

I love coming over here every day and seeing what photo you've put up. It's been great getting a look at all the beautiful pix you took and hols and even better getting the tale to go with it.
Time.... mmm.... Yes, well, I wish I was more disciplined but....
RC

rhiancahill said...

Hi Linda, I loved the pic a day so much that I've pinched the idea. I linked to your blog on my first post.
RC