Sometimes I have difficulty coming up with ideas for this blog. When I do, I start with my old blog posts to see if any of them spark ideas for new ones. In today’s case, I found one from almost exactly a year ago that sums up where I am now. AGAIN.
In November I was going gangbusters on my WIP. I kept up the progress for a couple of months and then . . . ppppfffttt. The motivation fizzled out. I think part of it came from the realization that, not only did I miss the Golden Heart deadline, but I would have to miss RWA. AGAIN. (big sigh) And part of it is, of course, life interrupted. So now I’m back living in the same place I was a year ago.
I live here. In Procrasti Nation. Actually, I live at the place pictured above. That is a picture from a couple evenings ago. Sunset on the hill. Where I live, we get days off when white stuff falls from the sky. Did I write? No, I did not. I read. I did the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, the mini crossword, Sudoku, and 4 levels of KenKen. I also cleaned things out. My New Year’s Resolution is to remove one thing from the house every day for a year. So I’ve cleaned bathroom cabinets, kitchen cabinets, closets, and freezers. I now have five empty drawers in the bedroom. In case any of you didn’t notice, I will point out to you that nowhere in the list of activities is the word ‘write’ except in the rhetorical question.
I am currently living in Procrasti Nation. Here are some funny comics about it (These 15 Procrastination Comics Are the Perfect Distraction). As if I need a distraction. And then I see our lovely 8LW Jeanne has her second book out: The Demon’s in the Details. She is not in Procrasti Nation. She is in full-on work mode. Writing/editing/preparing-to-publish the third in her series of quirky, fun, yet dark, paranormals. 8LW Nancy just launched her fabulous new series: Harrow’s Finest Five. I could go on down the list of how much my fellow 8LW are doing, but you get the idea.
I try not to be jealous. How can I be, really, when I have the opportunity and I contemplate a bath over the NYT Crossword and decide to shovel our ½ mile driveway by hand instead (not really – hired guy plowed, we shoveled cleanup). Plus, I’ve read their books and they are fabulous!
On a good note, my heron is back. I hadn’t seen him in a while – during the coldest months – but saw him the other day on my hike. Maybe that means my mojo is coming back. Here’s hoping.
So how does one leave Procrasti Nation for, uhm what would it be . . . oh yeah, writing? How do you bust out of writing lethargy?