How do writers spend holidays? Most of my private students have told me that they’re planning to use Labor Day weekend to get a chunk of work done. My writing partner and I are taking a break from preparing our 90-second trailers to work on a rewrite of a script. That’s the writer’s lot in life – life is a “Busman’s holiday” at best.
It’s also important to reward yourself, so I suggest that you arrange to do a couple of the fun things you meant to do this summer, but didn’t get around to. For example, I live near Central Park. Last night, I was invited to a wedding at the Boathouse. We walked though Bethesda fountain near sunset. The fountain was going full force, there were rowboats in the water, and a sax player was playing jazz. I realized that this was the first time I’d been in the park all summer. I resolved to go back over the weekend.
Why not treat yourself to something different and special? Ask yourself what you might want to do before the summer’s over?
Louise Hay, a great force in the spiritual healing world, died. She was an early pioneer who helped AIDs sufferers and went on to become a publisher who has facilitated many thought leaders getting those thoughts out into the world. She will be missed, and her legacy will live on. She was big proponent of using affirmations, and the one I used for years is: “I am willing to change.”
Hurricane Harvey is showing us the triumph of the human spirit. It is uplifting to watch people helping each other simply because we are all human beings. I send all my support to Houston, and my admiration for how well they are recovering.
MY NYU class starts a week earlier than planned, so the first class is September 11. There are a few places left.
Here’s to your successful writing!
Professor Marilyn Horowitz