Need a Day Off?

Then take one.IMG_9177 adj

by Andy Scheer

I hadn’t planned to take yesterday off. But I had no choice. For the past two weeks, I’d been fighting a cold — and typesetting a complex 236-page book.

Yesterday mid-afternoon, I found myself unable to stay awake. After dinner I curled up under an afghan, intending to read. I awoke an hour later, still feeling tired.

Last night I went to bed early and didn’t set an alarm. This morning, I feel almost human.

Any writing involves collaboration—between our mind and our body. Push either too hard for too long and little gets done.

Deadlines may demand our attention, but sometimes the only way to meet them is to yield to the obvious and take a day off.

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About Andy Scheer

With more than 30 years in publishing, Andy Scheer has provided freelance editorial services since 2010. He has edited fiction and nonfiction for publishers including Moody, WinePress, and BelieversPress, as well as for clients including Dirk Cussler, McNair Wilson, DiAnn Mills, Heather Day Gilbert, and Sammy Tippit.

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