Down time is one of the important things that nobody talks about when it comes to writing. Currently, I’m researching the concept in depth, along with other important things that contribute to a productive writing week. My list so far:
1. good books to read
2. small dogs for cuddling
3. gianduja (hazelnut paste/milk chocolate) — sometimes in the shape of small, insectivorous mammals — from Chocolate Necessities, home of Kevin, our local artisan chocolatier.
4. truffles, also from Kevin
5. friends visiting
6. visiting friends
7. an absolute lack of guilt.
As I have a big double deadline at the end of December (which, by the way, I have no fear of missing), I think this particular research project is a timely and appropriate one. So there.