I’m Late! I’m Late!!!

My deepest apologies for this very late post!! I am so sorry!  I feel like I’ve been running a race (and staying in last place) all summer long.

But, just hours ago, I turned in my latest manuscript to my agent.  Four hundred and ninety-seven pages. Done! (Well, done until my editor sends me any revision requests.)  I can now reward myself with a break. With days of relaxing and reading and with–

I am kidding myself. I’ve found that I *can’t* take writing breaks. Heck, I’ve already started a new WIP, and I’m about 2k into it. If I don’t write, I feel lost. And I also feel…guilty. Like I am wasting precious time that should be spent…writing.

When I was a kid, I was the one who would always feel guilty for staying home when I was sick. Now, as an adult, I feel the guilt if I don’t write when I have the time.

I know breaks are important. They recharge our creative wells. They inspire us. Energize us.  So why can’t I take one? Gah!

Sigh. I’m not sure when writing became an addiction for me, but it has.  Writing and chocolate–I’ll never be able to quit them. ;)

What about you?  Do you have addictions that just won’t let you go?

About Cynthia Eden

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty-five novels and novellas. More information about Cynthia can be found at www.cynthiaeden.com.
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10 Responses to I’m Late! I’m Late!!!

  1. Amy Remus says:

    You feed into my addiction! Reading is mine. I keep track of my books on Goodreads and so far in 2012 I have read 96 books – talk about an addiction. Thanks to being able to read ebooks anywhere (my phone, computer, Nook, Tablet), that is what I do while I am waiting for a meeting at work to start or on someone (husband or kids) or just have some down time! Thanks for being addicted to writing so your readers can be addicted to reading. :)

  2. Cynthia, I’m the same! I feel vaguely uneasy if I’m not writing. Not to mention guilty of something.

    And a huge congrats on being done with your book!

    • Cynthia Eden says:

      Thank you for letting me know that I’m not alone!! It’s so weird–this strange “must write” guilt. I told my husband last night that I wasn’t sure I knew how to relax any longer. I felt like if I wasn’t writing, I was lost!
      Cynthia Eden`s last blog was …Newsletter Winners!!!

  3. Edie Ramer says:

    Congrats on finishing your book! I’ve been feeling guilty all month for not writing. But before that I was feeling guilty for writing too much, and this was my break (though I was doing other writing-related things). Now I’m so eager to jump into writing again!

  4. blodeuedd says:

    And here I thought the title mean that someone was pregnant ;-)
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  5. Misty Evans says:

    Congrats on turning that ms in, Cynthia! Yay! Time to celebrate.

    I’m addicted to writing too. I wake up at 3 am all the time and can’t fall back to sleep unless I think about the current wip or the next story. Little things and big things about my characters, scenes that play out in my head. And when I’m up for the day and running around or trying to take a break and just enjoy my life, I’m still thinking about my characters and that next story!

  6. Reading is definitely my addiction. It used to be writing, but marketing and self-doubt have interfered with that. Trying to get back on that roller coaster. Great post, Cynthia!

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