dayjob / distractions / writing


There are so many things I want to write! So many things half-done, partly done, started, stopped… and if only I had the time to give to them. I’m having a hard time focusing during my time off—how do other people do it? Yes, yes, I know everyone says “don’t quit your day job,” so I’m hanging in, but I wish I had more time to write in the mornings before I have to leave for work. I wish I had the energy after a day at work to go out to write, that I could be more focused while writing on the weekends. Why am I so tired all the time?

I will have to make some changes, learn how to better structure my time, but that will wait until I get back from this writers conference in July. Then I will have to come up with a plan.

In the meantime, I had a productive writing day today. Afterward, my fingers felt numb and my bones hurt. Now… sleep.

3 thoughts on “Intentions

  1. I know what you mean! And when I look at any incomplete work I feel guilty–or bewildered. If other people can do it, why can’t I? I think. Oh right, there was that time my friend called…and when I was too tired…and that other thing that just HAD to get done…

    Such thoughts baffle me even more, haha, because I know others are so much more busier than me. But blogging (of which I have taken up recently) has helped me stick to a writing schedule of sorts. Very cool.

    I’m glad you had a productive writing day. =)

  2. I do know this feeling . . . but I have to say, with only the tiniest bit of success on this myself, that I just try to stay right in the moment, leaving the next thing for when it’s time for the next thing. Occasionally, I’m successful at this, but mostly I’m not . . . but when I get caught up in all I have to do, I’m with you in the exhaustion . . . so I just try to be here now (and now I sound like a bad 80s pop song, so I’m stopping).

    But keep at it. Keep at it. . . and if you need encouragement, I’m always up for sending an email or two

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