Here are ten things to do when your wrist screams, “No! Don’t make me type another word.”
- Read through your recent material and make hand edits as needed (using your good hand, of course).
- Go to the bookstore to find the latest and greatest in your genre and read it, absorb it, enjoy it.
- Study Christopher Volger’s The Writer’s Journey. Invaluable help for your next tome!
- Send out your next few query letters. Remember, nothing asked — nothing received.
- Read through the best writer’s blog ever: Author! Author! located at http://annemini.com/
- Go get that mani/pedi you know you want. Splash on some lipstick. Wink at your husband.
- Select your next group of agents to query, using your always careful and precise due-diligence and research.
- Use your good hand and practice a little Natalie Goldberg Writing Down the Bones technique, employing your finest well-flowing ink pen and lined paper.
- Read the newspaper cover-to-cover to find thought provoking ideas for your next novel.
And when all else fails …
10. Have a nice glass of wine.
So, enough typing today for this tender wrist. Now I’m on to a grande latte and a good session with a yellow highlighter and a long list of really swell agents, one of whom just might fall in love with my novel.