Ever since I turned my manuscript in, on October 1st, I’ve struggled to get back in the writing groove. The intensity of finishing my book while working a very full day job as a river resort manager, had taken its toll. I knew I’d be tired afterwards, but the depth of my mental fatigue caught me off-guard.
I had to allow myself enough time to fully recuperate. In getting enough sleep, time to catch up on loose ends that waited for my attention, and to grapple with a few new emotional issues related to family. I never dreamed it would take two months to re-energize. But however long necessary, I needed to invest myself in putting things in order, before I jumped back into the world of intense writing.
Now that I have, I’m ready. So starting today, I’m determined to get my writing groove back on. Back to posting a weekly blog here. Back to regular posts to my own website, www.brooksanita.com. Back to monthly posts at the WordServe Water Cooler. Back to writing articles for magazines and webzines. Back to finishing my third book proposal. And after all of that, I’ll complete my collaborative efforts with Karen Jordan, on our proposal for a co-written book to help other women like us.
Writing professionally requires a balance between resolve to work, and permission to rest. Too much of one or the other will ensure our failure. Getting back in the writing groove means I’m rested and ready to go!
Anita Fresh Faith
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Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Expert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, national speaker, and author of the soon-to-be released book, First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market.
She’s a partner in The Zenith Zone, a business coaching firm. Member of the Christian Writer’s Guild, client of WordServe Literary Group, graduate of CLASSeminars for Leaders, Speakers, and Authors, a co-founder of The StoryWriting Studio, and speaker on circuit for Stonecroft International Ministries.
Anita’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research. She believes it’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith. Anita lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.