I used to have a colleague at work who often used to say “Just keep swimming…” A layered statement delivered in Dori style that could either be taken as a positive message of encouragement or an ironic acknowledgement of the pressure we were all under at that time.
Are you under pressure?
I am. Self-imposed pressure to complete a first draft that is probably not healthy. I think I have a bit of writers block. I feel a pressure to write a story that matches what I think readers are expecting after finishing Fallen Warriors. A pressure to write a draft that requires less editing and proof-reading. Too much pressure to let the story flow.
It doesn’t help that I’m also supposed to be on holiday and spending time with my family…
I went swimming this evening. It was good. I think I need to take a step back the rest of this week and allow myself to maybe just be.