If you start lifting weights and you jump from five pounds to twenty-five, you're bound to get hurt. The same goes for writing projects! You may not tear a muscle off your arm, but you can still get overloaded. Mental-breaks can be just as bad. Sometimes, you just can't keep piling the writing on.
Same goes for me. The Second Crusader Challenge is up at Rach Harrie's blog, but I don't think I can do this one. Part of it is that I'm no good at flash fiction. I may be a pantser, but I need to think about the idea for a while before I start typing it. The other part is that I'm deep in the throes of editing, and I don't want to pull up focus from that. I really like how my MS is shaping up but apparently, I've a long way to go (that darn first chapter is killing me!).
Poo. I'm really bummed I can't join in the challenge, especially because the last one was a lot of fun. But, as I keep reminding myself, the MS has to come first. Right? Right. Otherwise, you might end up with a pulled muscle in your brain.