You see that interrobang in the title? Yeah, that's right. I'm a little shocked to realize my last post was back in May.
Not that I'm a reliable poster, I never really intended to be, but still. That's a long break! Especially when I left you with a promise for other posts in the critiquing series. That's actually part of why I haven't posted. Those posts require research, thought, and revision, and I've not been up to tackling that.
It's been a weird month. I have gotten very little accomplished. I stalled out on my Cliff rewrites. I didn't feel like I had anything worth saying via social media. I struggled to keep up with and attend crit group. I didn't do much of anything writing-related, actually.
I could blame work - summers there are nuts, and kind of suck the energy from me - but that would be a cop out. I could blame the nice weather and my obsessive tendency, which recently latched on to my garden (hey, I could post on that!) - but that isn't right either. And I could blame King's Mark, as the launch sucked me back in time and broke my concentration.
I just stopped and started wandering around. I just read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, which talked a lot about fear. Maybe I was letting my fears surrounding the current project get in the way. I have high hopes for Cliff, and other people seem to share those hopes, and that's a little intimidating. Or maybe I lost balance for a while, focusing on some recent personal/job-related difficulties overwhelm me. Probably both.
But now I'm going to get back on the horse.
Labels: distractions, motivation, procrastination, writing