Gotta lot of writing to do this week.
Got research and planning for the book I’m starting this week, 8 blog posts, and 3000 words for my writer’s critique group due on Friday.
Gotta lot of other things to do. Got 12 hours plus of complex online course, cleaning and decluttering after the holidays, social obligations, job hunting, groceries and a heap of other obligations.
And on top of that, I’m down with the post-holiday sickness. The sneezing, wheezing, coughing, aching, curl-up-in-bed-with-no-thought-in-your-head thing. My hair hurts…
And the worst of it is that, although I really want to write, when I sit down at the keyboard, my mind goes blank and its really hard to write.
So, what does a writer do when the world is overwhelming?
The best you can….
If you can’t write a lot, you write a little. If you can’t write a little, you write down your ideas about what you want to write. And if you can’t do that, you write something, even if its just a grocery list.
The cold will pass. My head will clear. And I’ll be writing full speed ahead again soon enough. This has happened before and it will surely happen again.
But, for now, my calling is to write a little bit, as best I can, and be kind with myself.
As Scarlett O’Hara said “Tommorrow is another day….”