Wednesday, May 12, 2010

When Real Life Gets in the Way of Fake Life (or "I Guess This is Growing Up*")

* With apologies to Blink 182

Tip of the Day: If you are trying to limit your chocolate intake, do not buy a bag of Dove Dark Chocolate Promises.

Since January, I've been an inconsistent writer. I'm jonesing for some solid writing hours to tear back into my WIP, but I went from traveling in Jan/Feb to house searching, to house buying, to apartment cleaning, to packing.... Even right now as I write this on Monday evening and have some potential writing time between dinner and bed, the thought of opening my Word doc makes me want to curl up and nap.

Somehow the thought of cleaning out and packing up my pots and pans cupboard seems less exhausting. How is that possible?

My guess is that my brain is overloaded and exhausted from the thinking, planning, and number crunching of the last 3 months -- more exhausted than my physical body, hence the odd preference of evening activities. Hopefully once I move, my physical body will be tired and my brain will be rejuvenated, ready to write write write on the deck with lappy and some tea!

Brain v. body opinions anyone?

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing


Kate Fall said...

Your brain needs to rest and get creative input. Then the output will pour out again!

Emily Marshall said...

Moving is always stressful. If you've gotten any writing done, give yourself a pat on the back!

And I agree with Kate, your brain and body probably just need a rest!

Emily Marshall said...

Oh...yeah...I hope there's going to be pictures of the new house sent our way soon!

DeenaML said...

It's 10 PM and I am ready for bed though I feel like I should be able to write for an hour first! I will do as you girls suggest and rest my brain until after the move. :)

Christina Farley said...

First of all, I don't have the will power to not by a bag of Dove chocolates. The only thing that keeps me good is they don't have them in bags here in Seoul!

Moving is so stressful! When you don't feel settled, it's hard to focus on writing.

Ghost Girl (aka, Mary Ann) said...

Sounds perfect!!!! And oh, do I know where you are coming from! Good luck with the move. I'll be lifting with you in spirit :-)

Ghost Girl (aka, Mary Ann) said...

Oh, and 3 bags of Dove Dark Chocolate Promises. They're my lifeline!

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