Author Comforts: Finish a Section and Take a Break

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I used to be able to write nonstop for hours.  Then my fingers got old, my mind got wander-y, and my energy simply didn’t hold up like it used to.  I’m not talking about the brief moment where you flex the fingers or have to make a mad dash to the bathroom because your bladder has had enough with ‘one more paragraph’.  (And people wonder why I don’t work outside of the house.)  I’m talking about a point where you can pause and let your mind gather itself for another marathon.  This could be a chapter, chapter section, or anything that has an end to it.

I do a 10-15 minute break between chapter sections when writing and sometimes when editing.  With editing, I try to push to the end of a chapter before I take a break.  It really depends on how long it’s taking.  The…

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About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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