Friday, October 12, 2007

The Power of Lunch Breaks


Yesterday I decided to ditch the office over my lunch break and head to a new coffeehouse/sandwich shop that just opened here in town. After I ordered my sandwich, I settled into the cozy backroom on a stuffed leather chair, ate my lunch, and then dove into some character work for my novel.

It was glorious. Not only did I have a yummy, healthy sandwich, but I found out new things about my character that will add an amount of depth to the story that I didn't have before.

I have a feeling I'll be heading back to this place several times a week, if possible. Taking that creative break in the middle of the day gave me an energy I didn't have that morning.

It's the weekend, and I plan to start Chapter One on the Italy novel. Wish me luck!

8 comments:

  1. A break and a change of scenery always seem to be a good thing, don't they? I need to do more of that. Have a great weekend and good luck getting started on chapter one next week! Is it exciting to be at the start again?

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  2. That sounds great! And good luck with the exercise and new novel!!

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  3. I'm a little apprehensive about starting another novel - wonder why that is? Maybe it's because I know so much more about the writing craft this time around. But I've got to kick out my inner editor while I'm writing this first draft. :-)

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  4. Sounds lovely :) Enjoy the healthy sandwiches, your time away from the office! Hope the writing goes well!

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  5. Sounds like the perfect place...good luck with your first chapter :)

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  6. Hey Melissa

    Keep up the healthy sandwiches and enjoying your breaks. :-)

    Have a fab weekend, and I'm sending you loads of positive writing vibes for your first draft.

    Love,
    Sue
    xx

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  7. Sounds like a lovely lunch break. Best of luck on your new novel, Melissa!

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  8. Fantastic!

    I'm a big believer in getting out of the building whenever possible. It helps creativity and productivity.

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