Wow. In more than two years of blogging I've never taken more than a week off here or there. Over the holidays I took a two and a half week break.
We had two family reunions in two separate states. I cooked and baked enormous amounts of food. We visited the incredible Grand Canyon. We nursed my sixteen-year-old son, who was sick the entire vacation. And we said goodbye to a beloved cat, who passed away while we were gone.
It was a break full of ups and downs. Can you imagine how much writing I got done?
That's about right.
So here I am, trying to find the wherewithal to get back into my routines. It's hard. I have to work on taxes. And Fafsa applications for two kids. And the dozens of things that go along with life.
But I'm going to write today. Even if it's only for 30 minutes while waiting in the orthodontist's office. My daughter suggested I go back to using the Pomodoro Technique of time management. She's probably right.
If you're having trouble getting back to your routines, check out the new Writer's Digest article, 6 Simple Ways to Reboot Your Writing Routine. Number one was the tip I really needed to read.
How is the new year treating you? Are you starting off with a bang, or do you need to get in gear, too?