Oh boy, there have been a few of them lately, and one in particular at the moment.  My son is constantly standing at my shoulder if I even think about writing a post or even doing something on facebook.   ARRRRRRGH!

Seriously, I have embarked on a large undertaking, editing two stories at once, and I almost feel myself slipping back into old patterns, and feeling the familiar twinges of downness.  Why?  I honestly don’t know, but I suspect it has something to do with perhaps taking too big a bite of my projects in one go.  Putting too much pressure on myself to achieve something.

I have allowed myself only an hour a day, and really enjoying it when I do, but I can always find other things around the house that need to be done.  The washing needs to be hung out, the floor needs vacuuming, facebook needs to be checked, and it has gotten serious enough for me to consider cleaning the oven or, heaven forbid, the fridge!

I think I have to clear my head and get my sight back in.  I am doing the editing because I want to.  It isn’t a chore that has to be done.  But perhaps I also need to do some housework before editing so I can set my mind at ease.

I haven’t been reading much lately either, and this is because I brought Season 10 of CSI:LV, so I have to watch that.  I finished it this morning, so tonight, I am going to open up a good old fashioned book and read it.  Do something that I love to do (I do liketo watch CSI as well!).

I am wondering if perhaps my schedule is being too tight.  I will get the 20 hours done this month, but I think I will not be so rigid on myself and if I don’t get the stories edited, I won’t stress about it.  That can happen next month.  It took me 2 months to Edit Medusa after all!

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  • March 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Yeah, take a step back and enjoy it when you do it. I think it’s really easy to put pressure on ourselves as writers – I mean, if we don’t, who else is going to? – but it can easily feel like it’s getting on top of us too. Do what you need to do to stay healthy and happy 🙂 Glad its a school day there for you! It’s Taranaki Anniversary day today lol, Ivy is playing next door though, which is great.


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