Is your productivity affected by the change in season?
We’re only a few weeks past the equinox, but to me it feels like winter is here already. The days are dark, gloomy, rainy, and cold. The covid figures are getting worse again. Social media seems to think we’re headed for another bout of heavy restrictions if not a full lockdown, and they’re probably right 😦 .
I’ll be thrilled to see the end of 2020, but the downside is I have a long list of things I want to finish before 31 December. Publish The Seeds of Exile, make The Pulse of Princes available for free download, write at least the first act of The Seeds of Destiny. Submit my taxes and deal with a boatload of other grim-but-necessary administrative chores.
I’ll get them done, because I hate, hate, hate to start the new year dealing with unfinished business, but right now I’m fighting myself every step of the way. What I really want to do is go to bed early, curl under the duvet, rise late, and spend the hours in between lolling on the sofa with a hot beverage, a box of Belgian chocolates, and a good book.
I might give in today, and gird my loins again tomorrow.
How are you doing?
About the same. It’s still warm here, and NOT rainy, unfortunately, since that means I need to water anything I’m not prepared to sacrifice to the drought gods.
Just realized I’m feeling overwhelmed by the assignments for my naturalist class, so I’m not getting any writing time and I’m consequently grumpy.
I used to work full time, run a household, and take two and occasionally three classes when I was working to get my degree.
Okay, deep breath. I can do this.
Other than the chocolate, that pretty much sounds like my weekend. I’ve been intentionally trying to slow things down, limit my news watching, and live in the moment. I may not be getting as much writing done as I would like, but at least my hair has stopped falling out from anxiety, so I’m considering it as a win.
It’s back to the day job in the morning and studying for midterms after that, but for now my only goal is to get started on the next book in my TBR pile.
I think that even before these pandemic times, everyone occasionally needed to cocoon to rest and refresh themselves. There’s nothing like sleeping late, sofa surfing, and chocolate sampling. You go! Tomorrow is another day.
Editing! (CRINGE!!) I want to get it done and I do have plans to make a dent in the project over the weekend. I also realize that I likely need another pair of eyes as far as getting an objective critique on what needs to be done (apart from restructuring the project entirely.). That will NOT happen.
When all is said and done, I would, IDEALLY want the entire project edited and ready for self-publication either by or before Christmas. The project is a fan fiction anthology I’m GLAD got done. I so much want to be able to be able to send out the copies I promised and then spend the Christmas holidays just chillin’ out and mentally hashing out a new novel project.