By Christine Thackeray
Why do slumps come along when I have so much to do? I'm in the middle of two projects, both thrilling, and I should start seriously marketing my new book. Instead I spent the last two days in bed with a bad back, and my brain fuzzy on drugs. I tried writing and it was HORRIBLE, trust me.
I'm feeling better today but can tell my muscles are still tender, and I'll be back in bed if I overdo it. I think what I need to realize most is that the ability to write is a tremendous gift. For me, the basics of my life need to be taken care of, I need to be in relatively good health and feel joy to write. It's a gift of plenty, given to me by a wonderful family that allows me that extra time, and by good health and a clear mind given from the Lord. I need to remember to be grateful for this snippet of time when I get to create because like the years of "babying," it may be fleeting.
My mother loved to write but after her car accident, it became difficult. Then when she had her heart attack and struggled for years with congestive heart failure, she didn't have the strength to do it. I can't wait to get back to writing on Monday morning. Tomorrow I'll be helping my husband with a research paper and catching up on the wash I didn't do while laying in bed, but Monday my sleeves will be rolled up and I'll create!