LethargyPosted: May 22, 2011
My writing friend Damyanti wrote of Writing Blues: http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/of-writing-blues-and-lalwant-singh/ (my linking skills leave a lot to be desired). This was extremely timely as I seem to have got myself into a writing funk at the moment: I’ve posted 3 times in 3 weeks since the A-Z challenge – I don’t even know how I posted every day then; I’ve barely written anything in my notebook; and I now have two dreams floating around in my head that I must put onto paper. Then there is the looming deadline for a writing competition that, if I don’t enter into, I will kick myself for being so lazy AND I haven’t read a book for two weeks. Isn’t that terrible? Reading is important. Reading is wonderful and I haven’t done it.
Why the lethargy? I’m not sure really, but, I am tired and a bit busy at the moment and when I’m tired I feel that anything I write would not be remotely interesting to anyone else. Consequently I have lots of blog drafts that even I got bored with and have left unfinished.
I don’t read because I think I should be writing instead (and yes, I know that reading is an essential part of writing) and I like to be able to concentrate on my book. So I try to have a nap but then I find I can’t sleep because I’m thinking I should be writing, reading or getting on top of those other things that are keeping me busy at the moment.
If only I could get to bed earlier. To get to bed earlier however, I have to be organised and I am not organised. At all.
Whining much? You betcha.
And so it is that I am venting to you dear readers in the hope that I shame myself into being more productive. Stay tuned to see if it works.
If nothing else, it’s galvanised me into writing this post really quickly before I have to pick up the screaming child from her cot where she is refusing to sleep.
There’s always something blocking your way isn’t there? How do you get around it?