January 2010 Wordcount Goal: 73,000

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Janowrimo 2010: Day 19 Distractions gain the upper hand

Yesterday proved to be a busy day, one too busy to carve time to write. Why? Distractions. I thought about going out to write but finally opted to go to the gym and do an hour of laps to reduce my stress. Unfortunately it's been months since I did any exercise so I returned tired and actually fell asleep in the chair. No writing accomplished.

Today is focused on two other realms that make up high priorities for this year: dog training, and health. It'll be late in the afternoon before I make it back home. So I don't think much writing will be accomplished. I seem to be locked in a real struggle right now and so far my writing self is losing.


Mary said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, Vikk. By your word counter, you are past the halfway mark. That's great! It's all downhill from here. You can do it.

Just stick with getting a little something done each morning, and you'll feel good all day, whether you get back to it or not.


Christine H said...

Hey Vikk,
I am a firm believer that there is a season for everything in our lives. We have to go with the seasons as best we can.
Definitely taking care of yourself is more important than your word count. I'm going to try to take a walk today, since the weather is good and I just spent two hours trying to get some software to work on the computer for DH to download music. It still isn't working, but I have to teach my class soon.
No, I just realized I have to walk the dogs so they don't get into mischief while I'm gone. I'll have to do an aerobic walk later. phooey.
Anyway, it's always something. Hang in there! I'm confident you will find your groove soon.

vikk simmons said...

Mary, welcome, and thank you for commenting. You're right. I have hit the halfway mark and that's a big step. Even small daily steps will get me to the finish line.

vikk simmons said...

Thanks, Christine, this has really been much more difficult than I imagined it would be to get back into the writing habit. It was such a strong thing with me all those years. I guess my mind is still rebellious and wants to laze about instead of tackling the work.

I agree that my health is all important and the last year has really been fruitful in regaining ground lost over the last few years. The ability to read is back but in a baby step way. It's another thing that requires weekly, if not daily, attention. Writing and reading seem to consume so much more mental energy than it did before the health problems. But I'm chugging along.

Dog walking, it's a beautiful thing. I understand about canine mischief. Hope you had a great time yesterday. I wish today was as beautiful as it was yesterday. We had a bit of rain early this morning and the sun isn't so bright. Not quite drear but it's thinking about it.

Onward to a good writing day.