Y: I hope participating hasn't become a burden to you over the past month. We'll all have a chance to reflect on your experience on May 7th, but we still have today and one more day to finish up. Most of us probably had days where we just didn't want to turn the computer on and the challenge became more work than fun.
Most of us started writing because we enjoy it. But if you're writing for publication, some where along the line, the demands of writing seemed more like a job. At some point, you might have felt guilt because you were enjoying reading a book or watching a TV show when you really should have been working on your WIP.
That guilt, that yoke, helps you complete your writing projects especially if it's tied to some personal goals and ambitions. But if the yoke becomes too heavy, you might take it off and put it aside. Balance can be the key. Read as much as you want, watch those great movies and TV shows, and spend time networking. Whenever the yoke of balancing your writing life and the rest of your life becomes too great, don't let guilt keep you in the traces. Step away from the keyboard. Unless you have a deadline. Then you'll just have to carry on.
Are you wearing a yoke comprised of too many burdens? Do you feel guilt when you use writing time for other pleasureable activities?