Wow! I miss one day of writing and I feel…lost.
I know I shouldn’t feel that way. I mean, it’s only one day, right? And writing isn’t my paying job (yet), so why do I feel bad for missing one day? Is it because I’m in the middle of a book? I’d like to say yes, but I feel the same way after I’ve finished one book and try to take a break before starting the next. It’s hard taking that break!
Some people say I write fast. I say I don’t write enough. I want completed stories ready for that day when someone asks me, “What else do you have?” And in order to have those completed stories, I feel I need to write – EVERY DAY.
It’s unrealistic, I know. I’m just surprised at how quickly writing became important in my life. For years I wondered if I could write. My husband was the one who kept nudging me that way. Who knew what kind of monster he would create when I finally went for it?
So, for you writers out there, how does writing affect you? Do you feel lost when you miss a day of writing? Or do you consider it a vacation?