For Sunday, January 31, 2016:
“An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere.”
And sometimes the author must also take a rest.
Apparently the work I’ve been doing on the revisions in my novel’s second draft must be taking something of a toll, for I seem to need to take a brain and body sabbath day to rest. I slept until nearly 10:00 this morning! Usually my body doesn’t let me get nearly that much sleep – this just shows, though (in case anyone asks), how much work it really is to write a book, to listen to one’s characters, and to revise accordingly.
So I’m going to watch the snow melt, listen to quiet music and the dogs snore, and maybe be invisible, for a while today so I can be more present tomorrow.
Wishing a blessed sabbath day for you all. Sometimes we need to listen to our bodies, too.