Life gets busy; humans get frantic.
In the midst of a three-day shovel affair, after last year's blizzard, my dog wanted to play.
Although the incessant barking got annoying, when I finally gave in and started tossing shovels full of snow at him, I not only moved a lot more snow... I had fun doing it. It didn't seem like work anymore.
It's like that with writing, too.
We can focus on a deadline, plow, plot, revise, revise, and revise some more, but then when it becomes work, we need to take a break and play, to freshen it up a bit.
(Dogs and children are great reminders of this!)
Trust me. It will lift your spirit. It will literally lighten you.
Here's your advice for this week.
from what you are currently writing.
If it's a longer piece, try a short story. If it's a short story, try a poem.
Grab random objects out of the air. Who might own them? Choose a few scenes from a magazine. Turn on the tv and write down the first line you hear. Switch the channel a few times 'til you get at least three. (Commercials are great for line starters!)
toss them in your plot bowl and write.
An object, a line, a setting. It's all you need.
Renew your writing and fall in love all over again.
Happy Thanksgiving, happy writing, and here's to time well spent.