The above is me. Dashing, I know.
As a good friend once said of me;
“A fine figure of two men.”
I have left the picture credit on for Warren James – who is a fantastic photographer and charming man to boot. Warren is sensible enough to have chosen to live and work in Brittany – but still comes back to the UK to muck about with flying machines and make subjects look far better than they have any right to look.
Over the last few weeks, I have done no novel writing and no blogging.
I have been catching up on all sorts of other things that needed catching up on and as the title of this post suggests, I have taken a little time off being a writer.
Some time off is, I think, essential. I am feeling recharged, re-energised and focused. Even the garden is looking a bit better.
Somehow or other I am being lured back into the corporate world, and although suspicious, in many ways, I am pleased.
Work has always been important to me and how I define myself.
More inspiring than this though is that work gets me sparking.
Whatever it is that is responsible for the desire to create something, to imagine a storyline or write a chapter is ignited in me by human contact, by negotiation, by solving problems.
I am discovering that balance is vital to me. Some time working, some time writing and some time off. Each element feeds the others.
How do you keep balanced?