What better way to celebrate the fact that we’re getting ready to move a thousand miles and I’m in a panic than to join a month-long blogging challenge? I think I read that I need to come up with my own theme for this year, so I’m going with A Writer’s Journal because it seems to fit with what I usually do around here and it’s something I keep saying I want to do but never actually sit down to do it.
Attention span (or the lack thereof) seems pretty appropriate for the letter A. I was going to be all philosophical and Pollyanna, writing about abundance, but then… SQUIRREL!
One of my biggest struggles when it comes to writing is actually staying focused. New plot bunnies pop into my head or a notification flies into the edge of my screen and I’m flipping to a new window. Hours later, I find myself staring at my word count, wondering how in the hell it’s not going up! I mean, it’s supposed to go up when I get my butt in the chair, right? That’s what all the books told me. Butt in chair time is the first rule of being a writer. Or something like that. It may have been something completely different. I wasn’t really paying attention.
I’d actually been getting much better about this until the husband called to tell me that he’d accepted a new position. Since then, I’ve been able to think about nothing other than the fact that we have less than two months until we hit the road and there’s so much to do!
Writing is now taking a back seat to life. At first, I thought that was backwards logic, but I realize now that it’s exactly what I need. I need to get my life in order, because that’ll (hopefully) allow me to get my career back on track the way I want it to be, rather than throwing crap at the wall and hoping something sticks.