My Sanity and Its Longevity

As I mentioned yesterday, I've been doing everything but working on my query. I said as much to my writing-accountability-partner this morning when I checked in with yesterday's writing minutes. And very few minutes they were, too.

She wrote back and very eloquently gave me permission not to touch the query until December.

At first I was horrified. But I must! I thought. This is who I am! This is what I must do!

But then I realized two things:
  1. She is published, I am not, and if anyone's in the mentor position here, it is she.
  2. I'm not making any good progress on my query anyway, with this dread in my heart every time I open the file.
And so it is, with much regret, and yet much more excitement, I inform you that I am abandoning my query for the remainder of the month. {It's only two weeks, anyway.} And do you know what this means? It means shiny ideas shall abound, that's what it means.

It means I'm stoked.

What about you? Have you ever had to put any writing on the back burner, both for your sanity and its longevity?


AimeeLSalter said...

Short Answer: Yes.

Long Answer: My sanity is questionable at the best of times. But there have been many writing / querying breaks due to looking in the mirror and realizing I'm beginning to resemble a cold-blooded, fire-breathing animal of fantastical proportions.

So in other words, yes ;)

Lydia Kang said...

Sometimes I have to force myself to leave a project so it can "air out." It's so hard, so I feel your pain! However...ahem. Shiny new ideas are always welcome. :)