I’ve encountered a new issues with writing. I still love the writing and telling stories, and I’m still having a blast doing it. However, I don’t always end my writing time mentally the way I do physically. Yes, I expect to spend some time away from my desk thinking about my stories, that’s not a problem, but it’s also goo d to return to my daily life, too.
See, I gave my characters life. I send them out and let them play, seeing how they react to things. There is a little of me in every main character I write, but some characters have more of me than others. These are the characters I continue to journey with, even after my laptop is closed.
I’ve begun meditating after my writing time, too, to help me transition back into my daily life. One of the traits of my Meyers-Briggs personality type is having a rich inner life. I can say this is very true, I have so many stories in my head that I could stay there forever. That’s not the healthiest way to live, and no way to have a full life, so I’m starting an end of writing ritual to keep my brain focused on the right thing at the right time.
I already have rituals to get into writing space in my head, so I hope this works just as well. Right now it doesn’t help that I return to working on my books in the afternoon, at least working on the one Im getting ready to publish. Any day now, it’ll be ready to submit. So exciting!
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.