All of a sudden, there seems to be too many things to do. It’s not like there isn’t always something pressing but sometimes, like in recent months, there just seems to be an overabundance of to-do’s on my list. I cross off one and add three more.
Blogging has taken a hit. So has my everyday writing. I’ve not been able to get a word onto the page in… too long. I haven’t been able to shut out the world for even a few minutes in order to gather my story thoughts and move forward.
I’m a thinker. When I ‘see’ my story, I feel the story and then I can write the story. Lately, however, life has gotten in the way and I’ve been unable to spend uninterrupted ‘think-time’ with my characters. Dang it all. lol.
Every time I complain, however, I consider how fortunate I am. Yes. I’d love a free hour or so per day to simply sit and write, but I’m surrounded by family, most of us healthy, and we’re employed. We’re not in danger of losing our home and our health insurance is… while obscenely expensive… paid monthly with money we purposely set aside.
The positive thoughts have not helped to get my story written, but they help to keep me from drowning in the wallow pool.
Have you experienced the same thing – lately or in the past? How did you catch up? Or did you even try? Sometimes I think I should just plow ahead, focus on what needs to be done and… eventually… I’ll have time to do what I want to do.