Sunday, October 27, 2013

Too busy? It’s time to slow down!

You ever have one of those days when you just don’t have much to say?
For me, today is one of those days.

It’s odd to say that, really, considering how much has been going on lately.  However, what’s going on isn’t as much about writing as it is about life in general.  I’ve taken the month of October off from writing because I’m joining National Novel Writing Month in November and because I wanted the time to catch up on other projects before I get deep into writing again.  The month of October is just about over and when I think about what I’ve been able to accomplish over the past month, I realize I haven’t checked many items off that to-do list.  I found this quote and it is spot on:

“Sometimes it seems your ever-increasing list of things to do

can leave you feeling totally undone.”

  ~Susan Mitchell and Catherine Christie, I'd Kill for a Cookie~

Personally, this month has been full of many other distractions instead:  spending time with family after the death of my aunt; a friend’s 50th birthday party; my mother-in-law’s birthday; my sister-in-law’s birthday; excitement as I continuously wait for news relating to the soon-to-be arrival of my niece;  health concerns relating to my grandmother; a trip out of town; a busy, busy time at work as I prepare for some upcoming leave and, of course, the book signing and the time spent marketing my second book.  The month of October has extracted many thoughts and emotions from me and days like today I know I should listen to advice such as this:

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."  ~Lily Tomlin~

So today, after what has been a fairly busy month, when I try to think about what I might like to blog about, I feel at a loss for words.  And yet, I could continue to write about not having anything to say.  Well, I am a writer and writers write, even when they have nothing to write about.  However, I won’t ramble more than I need to.  It’s time to step away from the computer and give my brain a rest as I try to live by this last little tidbit: 

"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it." 

~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris~



  1. Great post Paula - love the Lily Tomlin quote.

  2. Thanks, Mel - I too thought the Lily Tomlin quote was a gem!