With the paper schedule out of whack the last couple of weeks, I’m still playing catch-up on a few things: album reviews, a gig review, a press screening write-up. At least with this bank holiday weekend I’ve had a breather of sorts to triage my commitments and carve out some valuable time for thinking and contemplation.
And that’s important in my line of work. I write pretty much every day (thousands of words a week, all things considered) but it’s not always creative writing as such. When that’s coupled with the usual freelancer’s guilt, the occasional burnout is inevitable.
Sometimes it’s a challenge to recognise those times when a day or two off would do the world of good, and help me get better at everything – work and life included – when I’m ‘on it’. That in itself is something I need to get better at.
Now if you don’t mind, I’m off to watch a crappy movie on Netflix for a laugh.