Do you ever get times when you really need a metaphorical kick in the rear? Well, that’s what I got today and after calming down I realized it was something I needed. There’s been a lot of things going on which I’ve allowed, unconsciously, to start impacting my writing and my plans regarding it. It’s so easy to slide into a situation or circumstance without realizing what is going on and hard to drag yourself back to where you need to be.
Today I got home from my day job and settled down to work on edits, which I accomplished. I was going to get some more done after grabbing a snack – and that’s when I got pulled sideways. Emails arrived from work which needed answering, then there was getting food cooked, and also feeding the kitteth. By the time I’d finished I was frazzled and ready to call it a day. That was when my, how can I put this without sounding like I have bats in the belfry – inner voice yelled for my attention. When I listened, it asked me what I was doing. What about my plans? What about my ambitions and my determination to become a full time writer by the end of the year?
I have to admit the kick up the rear had me stop, take a step back, and look at the situation. By doing that I realized I was letting other things create a barrier preventing me from staying on track. Now I know, I can clear my head, refocus my attention and lock my determination back in place. I know I will make the occasional slip, but with my focus back where it should be the barriers shouldn’t be so hard to remove.
So, it’s time to grab a coffee, fire up word, and get back to work.
Until next time, take care and stay safe 🙂