Jennifer Brozek | Forced Idleness

Forced Idleness

by Jennifer Brozek 20. June 2012 13:04

June 14th I had surgery. It was expected and everything is going according to plan.

I am recovering at a good rate for my age and health. Which is to say, like the last surgery, not fast enough for my wants. This time, I really have to take a full week off of working. Actually, 9 days off.

Several reasons for this. For the first 4 days, I was on medicine that gave me blurry vision. It also mucked with my coordination. So computer work (which is 98% of my work) was out. Also, the meds make me sleepy. Sleeping is good for healing. I’ve found myself back in bed several times a day for a rest.  Also, my focus and attention span is shot. It has taken me about four times as long as normal to write this.

So, really, editing is right out. Writing, not very coherent either. I can manage twitter and FB but everything else is touch and go.

Ya’ll have no idea how hard this is on me. I have contracts waiting. I have an anthology to finish edits on, an anthology to start edits on, Battletech edits. Battletech writing. Gruntz writing. It is all hanging over me like a messed up freelancer’s Pen of Damocles.

And yet, I know it is better for me to “just rest” and “just heal” so when I do get back to work, it will be up to my normal good work. Thus, I am idle.

And the effort it has taken to write this post has proven to me that forced idleness is the best thing I can do for my career right now.

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Jennifer Brozek is a multi-talented, award-winning author, editor, and tie-in writer. She is the author of the Never Let Me Sleep, and The Last Days of Salton Academy, both of which were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. Her BattleTech tie-in novel, The Nellus Academy Incident, won a Scribe Award. Her editing work has netted her a Hugo Award nomination as well as an Australian Shadows Award for Grants Pass. Jennifer’s short form work has appeared in Apex Publications, and in anthologies set in the worlds of Valdemar, Shadowrun, V-Wars, and Predator. Jennifer is also the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions, and was the managing editor of Evil Girlfriend Media and assistant editor for Apex Book Company.

Jennifer has been a freelance author, editor, tie-in writer for over ten years after leaving her high paying tech job, and she’s never been happier. She keeps a tight schedule on her writing and editing projects and somehow manages to find time to volunteer for several professional writing organizations such as SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW. She shares her husband, Jeff, with several cats and often uses him as a sounding board for her story ideas. Visit Jennifer’s worlds at jenniferbrozek.com.

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