On Friday, I heard back from my editor about Polaris Rising. She requested a minor edit to a scene, but overall, she liked the new ending, which is a huge relief. Yay!
I also got initial feedback from my agent about The Queen’s Gambit, and it’s going to be a far more substantial edit than one scene, so I did what any self-respecting workaholic would do.
I took the weekend off.
Completely off. I didn’t run or work or clean or do anything but lie on the sofa, watch the Olympics, and read three books.
It was awesome.
You may be asking how I can legitimately call myself a workaholic when I so obviously didn’t work this weekend. Well, here’s the deal: I know myself. I know that given half a chance, I’ll burn the candle at both ends until nothing is left. So I consciously take breaks when I can.
Right now, I don’t have any super urgent deadlines. Yeah, writing PR2 is like pulling teeth, but I still have time. TQG is done. I can afford to take the weekend off and refill the well, so I did.
But now it’s Monday and time to edit all the things. :)