As writers, it is easy to feel obligated to write.
Maybe you see the (sometimes ridiculous) word counts of other writers through social media like twitter, and feel bad about your own, smaller word count.
Maybe you think you're not a real writer unless you write a set quota of words per day.
Maybe you wake up some mornings and Loki is standing over your bed screaming at you to sit down and write a book, though you want nothing more than to lounge in bed and watch Doctor Who all day.
But I, Thor of Asgard, am here to tell you it is okay to take a break.
In fact, I'd argue that it's necessary. Our brains need time to rest, to enjoy the world and let ideas simmer. Taking a break can re-invigorate you. And it can spark new stories.
Me, I tend to read a lot of books and watch a lot of telly. Maybe more than I should. But let me tell you, shows like Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Game of Thrones provide inspiration like no other.
There's something else I watch quite a lot of, too. Something magical. It saddens me that so few people have heard of it, so I'm sharing it with you today.
What is this magic?
It's called A Very Potter Musical. It's the ultimate fan-fiction show. (We don't have "fan-fiction" on Asgard, but let me tell you, it's beautiful.) Watch the entire thing, so we can celebrate its beauty together over a few tankards of coffee.
Here is the first segment, in which you meet Harry Potter, the boy who lives under the stairs (poor guy):