And on the thirty-first day, the writers rested.
It’s Halloween, which for me means a preschool costume parade, a teacher workday, and a whole lot of candy. But for those of us who have been busting our butts preparing for NaNoWriMo, it’s also a day of writerly rest.
Let your brain breathe. Step away from the computer. Take a kid Trick or Treating. Hug your husband. Call your mom. After all, they’re not going to hear much from you over the next thirty days.
But I hope some of this has been helpful—that you’ve learned something about yourself or your writing that you didn’t know before. That you found a new blog to follow through the links or made a new writer friend in the comments. And if not, shoot me a message and tell me why.
Okay, now it’s time to stop reading this blog.
Take a break.
You’ve earned it.