Hope your week has gone by smoothly. I have to say - mine was a bit chaotic. Between having stuff to do for my day job and those tasks picking up steam, attempting to force myself to write, spending time with family, and helping my husband on a few project shoots he had this week, I didn't get nearly as much done as I had planned.
My writing business has been suffering. I am calling it a business, because honestly, I have no idea what else to call it. Beyond that, it has been suffering a lot. My writing has stalled, my social media is only done in fits and spurts, and I have so much other stuff I want to get to, but just don't.
This whole quarantine is make me realize so much about myself. Like, what do you do when you're normally a night owl writer, who doesn't want to write late at night anymore? Since we went into the Stay at Home order, I have been doing most of my work between 10 - 11pm at night. Now, I just don't want to work during those times. I can't seem to motivate myself to work any other times. So what the heck do I do?
I also have so much I want to get done. I've been looking into finding some help for certain things - a.k.a. getting social media templates created so I can follow a specific brand, but I just haven't been able to move forward with anything. My to do list and goal list keeps growing longer, but I can't seem to make myself do any of the work I need to get it done.
I feel stuck. I know I keep saying it, but this whole quarantine is messing with me. I know I need a routine. I know I need to get some structure set up in my day so I make sure I get my words written and have some time to read. This is something that needs to be in place even when I take a week long trip to my parent's house - where my adorable nephews live. I need to stop spending every minute with them and focus on getting work done.
That sounds so bad. It hurts to even type, but it's true. I need to focus. I need to make sure I start getting things that I want to accomplish done. I need to go through and watch a few videos by The Courtney Project - a.k.a. Lyra Parish, because she always gets my mind focused on being a professional. I know I said this last week, but I'm serious - no more messing around.
I'm going to finish this first draft in the coming week.
Alright folks, I need to get back to it, if I'm going to make this goal. You should get back to writing too. Or reading. Or whatever it is you love to do.
Have a bright and colorful day! Keep writing!