So, I took off the first two days of last week … something I haven’t done in a long time.
And it was great.
I didn’t have any travel plans. My real plan was to have two days of uninterrupted time to work on my own projects. And that’s what I did.
I loved it.
On Monday, I dedicated myself to the house, undertaking several small projects that kept getting put on the backburner. It felt so good to get those done. In the afternoon, I picked up a book, made a cup of tea, and just curled up and read. For me, reading is usually a guilty pleasure, something I do in snatches while thinking all the while that I have other things that need my attention. To just make time for reading … well, it was bliss.
On Tuesday, I wrote. I worked on my fiction, thought about my characters, hashed and rehashed plotlines. Again, it was bliss. I spend time on my fiction every day, but work and family come first (not in that order), and so my characters usually only get an hour from me a day. Setting side a big block of hours to get lost in writing is something I will definitely do more often.
Being productive, but outside of my regular routine, left me feeling refreshed and excited about all my projects … both my clients’ and my own.
I’d love to know … what’s your favorite kind of break? Do you prefer to travel? To explore? To be lazy (nothing wrong with that from time to time)? Or to do … what?
New on the Site
This week on Wealthy Web Writer, make sure you don’t miss out on our great new content.
Platinum member Julia Borgini shows you how to get your online videos noticed by both search engines and your target audience. If you’re using online video in your marketing or for your clients, you don’t want to miss this.
Then, read John Torre’s post filled with tips on how to write better online sales pages.
Also, visit Your Reality Blog, a chance for you to announce your goals, ask your questions, share your success stories, and discuss insights to help you move your web-writing career forward.
Mark Your Calendar
This week, on May 9th, join Reality Bloggers Christina Gillick, Marianne Foscarini, and Jim Wright for a teleconference to update you on their progress toward the goals they’ve set this year and to share their favorite tips for getting started on goals or projects.
And I’m excited to announce that next week Brian Clark will be joining us with a live webinar presentation on Google Authorship and what it means to you as a web writer. The date is set for May 16th. Watch the site for more details.
Then on May 23rd, Nick Usborne is going to join us in a live webinar where he’ll share his favorite strategies for monetizing your Money-Making Website.
Around the Web
I love this post on Human Business Works on the power and importance of connections. Hat tip to Ed Gandia for sharing this one.
I just love this look into the working schedules of writers. It goes to show that you don’t have to have a specific personality type to be a writer …
This is a really good piece on how to reach your audience based on their level of awareness.
Who wouldn’t love a periodic table of Google Analytics?
This piece at TED is a dual interview looking at social media as both a “digital tattoo” and a “virtual shadow.” It’s a good discussion. Check it out.
That’s all for now. Make it a great week!