Not literally, but wow, it was over a month since I last posted. Way to keep track of the word count, self!
It was a weird month. I spent about three weeks of it feeling sick enough that all I wanted to do was lie in bed and mope. Not so sick that I felt the need to rush to the doctor but just sick enough that I didn’t have the energy to get up and do anything. Lots of coughing, lots of congestion, lots of exhaustion. Maybe it was allergies or side effects of my allergy drugs. Maybe depression or some issue with my nutritional balance from this crazy diet. Maybe the flu or an infection, or maybe some combination of all of the above. But it wasn’t a productive month.
By the end of it, I seriously considered abandoning all social media, including blogging. Well, not my main blog. That one has come and gone for years now, and although I might fall silent on it for months at a time, it’s got 8+ years of my life stored there, so I’m not likely to leave it forever. But my goals of regular blogging seemed as unobtainable and as ridiculously ambitious as… oh, I don’t know. Writing an NYTimes bestseller. Equally unlikely.
Fortunately, I’ve been making a slow climb back into feeling healthy. And yes, that means I am inspired to get back to my writing push, including trying to make daily updates here, if only to track my word count goals and get my fingers moving. So today’s achievement: well, actually, I put a load of laundry in, which is totally counting as my achievement. But I’ve also updated two blogs and I’m going to write at least 500 words of Fen’s Adventures in Syl Var. Maybe more.
Off I go to achieve it.
Judy, Judy, Judy said:
I often think of my life as a pendulum. Sloth – production. Order – chaos. You get the idea. In my case the trick is not to fight the sway.
That’s a great description. I put a lot of effort into fighting the sway, but in my case, the highs are too high, the lows too low, and both ends trend toward chaos. My best spot is the beginning of the upswing, which appears to be where I am right now. The trick is to get a lot done while in this zone, enough to compensate for the ends of the swing.