Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Update 3/14/11

On this first Monday after the time change, I'm feeling a sense of overwhelm. It could be leftover exhaustion from the time change. (Though, with a toddler who doesn't care about clocks, that part is probably all in my head.) It might have been the 3-1/2 hour council meeting last Thursday, the minutes I have to review and the letters I have to write. It may be the gelato that needs churning or the quilting I need to do this week.

Yes, that's probably it. That's probably also why, as I try to gather my thoughts and launch into this week, my brain offers me less introspection and more of a to-do list. I'm sure I'll get things sorted eventually; I just hope it doesn't take me till Friday to do it.

That said, here's a writing update: zip. Yes, as you may have gathered from that partial to-do list, I didn't get a whole lot of writing done this past week. I did take the time to research some publications. The next step is to actually write and send to said publications. Plus, two weeks have flown by, and I find myself faced with another Shadowland deadline tomorrow. Since I haven't even gotten as far as writing a title for it, this should be interesting.

All that says one thing to me. I need to get off the Internet and back to work!

Happy Monday and happy writing.


Laura Campbell said...

I seem to still be in a writing slump as well. This past week I decided to sit down and re-prioritize my life. I've decided blogging takes up too much time. So, I will only write a couple times a week rather than every day. The short story I've been working on for the past few months is making me loose my mind. I'm stuck. So, I put it away and pulled out my novel. I'm feeling a bit better. Everyday, I try to put my writing first. Slow and steady wins the race.

Andrea said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to your comment, Laura. (See my most recent post for an explanation on that!) You're right, though. We can put so much pressure on ourselves to move forward that we end up driving into a ditch, or even going in reverse. Sometimes getting back on track requires taking a break, or switching WIPs like you did. Sometimes it means taking stock and getting back to what's important. And, sometimes it just means setting a pace we can actually follow!

Thanks for posting.