So, as I have mentioned before, I recently quit my job. I am dedicating myself to my writing full-time. *yay!*
So far, it has been two weeks.
I’ve scrubbed every inch of my house, cleaned out all of the closets, stocked the pantry cupboards and fridge, washed the dishes (countless times), made a few dozen pots of coffee… pretty much I’ve caught up on everything… except writing.
*bangs forehead on desk*
My self-preservation/self-sabotage reflex is strong. I poured every ounce of myself into my writing with my free time while I was burning the candle at both ends. Now it seems that with a lack of “schedule pressure”, there is a lack of motivation. (and not a small amount of pointless fear mingled with my excitement). To this I say: time to just do it.
No planning, or overthinking.
This is the time to just get in the routine of writing. Just sit at my computer everyday, even if I don’t keep what I write, I need to reconnect with that part of myself that withered during these last four months.
And if the last two weeks have taught me anything, it’s that I need to do it FIRST THING! I get side tracked soo easy! *the other morning I went into my study, turned on my computer, and then went to make coffee while it was booting up, no problem, right? WRONG! I wound up washing the dishes while I was waiting for the coffee, then proceeded to mop the kitchen while it cooled, and I was in full domestic scrub mode by 9am!* :)
So to all you writers out there that have gone through this rough patch… any advise or tips?