A dilemma. Whenever I take a day off from writing my novel, getting back to work on it after the day off is like pushing a boulder up hill. So the obvious soluition is to write everyday. But I get tired. I get physically and mentally tired after several weeks regular writing. And everybody, writers included needs a holiday, right? Is this all about pacing? Is there an Alexander technique for writing? One problem about writing everyday on holiday is that my best time for writing is in bed straight after I wake up and because I work extremely slowly I haven’t usually completed my quota before 12 noon. This timetable would not be much fun for any holiday companion.
I’m thinking about this because I am off on an eleven day cruise (http://www.aceculturaltours.co.uk/) round the Highlands and Islands of Scotland with my 95 year old mum. (The Treasure). She is an early riser and is at her best between 5am and 12 noon. Somehow we need to find a way to get the best out of our holiday for both of us. I am perfectly happy to sit on deck gazing at the scenery for hours at a time but I am worried that I will find it impossible to get back to work on return home. Any writers out there with a solution?