As many of you know, I made a New Year’s resolution to write every day this year. And I’ve been doing that...until Tuesday of last week.
I let all the crazy little things in life distract me and I sort of fell off the wagon, got a concussion, and went blind. And I completely stopped writing on my story.
Sunday I spent my designated ‘write only’ day, doing something other than writing, and then I felt like the fat lady who had fallen off her diet and ate everything in sight. But instead of feeling bloated, fat and gassyJ, I was more disinterested, vague, and lazy.
And I completely lost interest in my writing. Isn’t that a major sin or something?
I think it shoud be.
Well anyway, Sunday night I felt horrible. I’d planned to be in a certain spot in my story before Dreamin’. I’m not there and I’m not happy.
So, last night when I came home from a very, very tough day at work, learning a new payroll system, I wanted to do nothing more than order pizza, grab a beer and veg out on the couch until bedtime.
NO, NO, NO!
I did not allow myself to do that. I fixed a light dinner, had a quick glass of wine, then shut the door to my office and wrote for three hours.
I didn’t want to. I didn’t feel my story and didn’t know my next plot point. And my characters were a faint memory.
In fact I’d lost touch with my whole story, my fabulous story, in six days!
After two tormenting, intense hours of writing, I finally got my groove back. It wasn’t easy and it damn sure wasn’t pretty, but I managed to get my brain and my muse back together at last.
What did I learn?
Write every day! Don’t let life, people, chapter business, or laziness steal your dream. Your dream to publish a book is the only thing in the world that is truly your very own.
Claim it and make it happen!
Oh yeah, one more thing...Learn to say Hell No!