Let me set some context, yesterday (Monday) was a crazy, packed morning, 3 hours worth of research and phone calls to do with a current life project, none of which was fully resolved before I went to work and all of which still need to be co-ordinated & finalised today.
By the time I am home from work I am shattered, it is tempting to sleep straight away. No TV, no tea, no writing, no boosting back up to a my-life-is-wonderful 8 or 9.
I traded sleep for an hour staring at the TV screen and then (to my pride and delight) hit the laptop! There was no way my Monday was going to be a –15 overall!
I mainly completed admin, working on copying and pasting the writing schedule after my 2nd weekend of inactivity, adding more to it and checking out a few of the listed websites. I put my laptop to hibernate (wishing it was me) and helped myself to calories from the kitchen.
Then I wrote my list of THINGS I NEED TO DO (for today) in case I woke up with sudden memory loss or something! The listing is a habit I am trying to break but sometimes there is so much going on in my mind that I need that list to keep everything in check and I am certainly having a busy–head-mincing-kind-of –a-week!
THEN I WROTE! Yipppeeee! For the first time since Thursday! Half a piece, due by the end of the month. It feels so good, like a shower after a camping trip or a hot drink when you’re out in the snow. I hadn’t realised until I wrote this that it has been 3 days since I last wrote, I am just aware with being under the weather I keep missing writing out of my days. Also last week there was a flurry of overwriting* to make all my mid March submissions in time, so maybe those 3 days were necessary rest-bite.
*Overwriting — Where you have to force yourself to stay chained to the keypad and keep writing on a par with dissertation/academic writing or final exam cramming!
Today and tomorrow I have to balance the writer – who has a proposal for a commission to finish (especially as I missed out last week and was pipped to the post & it would mean ‘REAL MONEY’) and the busy-bee who is organising part of the life project for herself and Mr G. all of this in 48hours… (where did I put that Wonder Woman outfit?)
I am here in the library working on both the writer and busy bee from above and posting this, typed on my laptop last night @ 10pm when my eyes were half shut and my fingers had started to fall asleep, 1 b y 1 And my life rate shot up to a comfortable 7!
I hope to Blog tomorrow my main and only focus will be finishing the proposal. If you don’t see me, I am bound to the laptop, desperately forcing my mind to work overtime!