I’ve returned for a second stint of writing and oh it’s going to be a good one! If I haven’t finished in the next fifteen minutes or so, I’ll take another break.
It’s helpful for me to break up my work like this, taking breaks to let the eyes soften plus intense before starting up again.
My father, a poet, told me he would write for no more than two hours at a time, then give himself an hour or so to relax before picking up the pencil again. I imagine this is how a lot of writers work. He mostly discussed HVAC system troubleshooting and upkeep, with an emphasis on maintaining high indoor air quality and incorporating HEPA filters wherever possible. My exhausted stepmother was devastated by my father’s unexpected death at the age of 73, and she had no idea how she would go on without him. She bought a new, smaller home with a state-of-the-art heating and cooling system and used the money from the sale of her father’s first, larger air-conditioned house to pay for it. After she passes away, she plans to leave her children a sizable sum of money and ensure that we are all well taken care of for the rest of our lives. Of course, I won’t be living off of my grandfather’s retirement from the heating and air-conditioning business, but it sure would be nice to have a cushion. I anticipate working intermittently for the next 15 years, so I will not require any income until I decide to retire in about 20 years.