My mind feels scrambled today and I feel very disappointed by it. Maybe because I finished the final assignment for my work training yesterday and I thought that I’d feel instantly better. Obviously my mind, and my body, need more time to let it sink in. It’s only one more training day and I’ll be free, finally. This training was draining me of all the energy and I’m very happy I’m at the end of it.
And now the time has come to rebuild my writing routine and move the focus back to things that are important to me. It’s not an easy task though, but if I can do it with exercise, which I’m not a fan of, than I should be able to do it with writing, which I love, right?
When I was writing regularly with, I was at my desk every morning at 10:30. Staying at my desk till 12:30 and then taking a break or getting ready for work at the library. Now, without someone waiting for me at the other side of the screen, it’s easy to linger at the breakfast table and then decide that it doesn’t make sense to go upstairs any more, as I will need to go to work soon(ish) anyway.
Today I was only ten minutes late for my writing time. I consider it a good score, for the first day. I felt distracted though and tried to do thousand other things instead of writing. Because I need to get my eyes checked (I went on the website, but didn’t make appointment, because I couldn’t decide which day would be the best), and there are things I bookmarked to read later (I haven’t read any of them, because I couldn’t decide which one to read first). Oh, and new books dropped today in my e-book subscription so I should check if there’s anything interesting, right now. Never mind my e-books shelves being so full, I wouldn’t be able to read all of them in three years.
Today I’m allowing all the distractions, but I know that for this to work, I’ll have to approach it Neil Gaiman’s style. I’m allowed not to write, but I’m not allowed to do anything else instead. I can stare at the page or through the window, but that’s it. It’s writing time and everything else will have to wait.
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Hope you had a successful writing time! The blossoms on your walk are lovely too 🌺