How’s your week been so far? Yesterday was a little weird, because it was hot–I mean like almost 90 degrees out. I had to have the windows open, too. The wind whipped around so much that my south window’s shade started ripping (my windows open from both the top and the bottom).
But that wasn’t the weirdest part, though. That came when the dust from the field started blowing into the house–putting a teeny layer of it on my table and a few other things (the farmers had been busy in the fields for a couple days before, and maybe a bit on that day–don’t know how/if that factored in).
I decided to take the pickle I found myself in and choose to have a bit of dust on everything, instead of roasting inside a hot house.
Not as bad as several years back where you could almost see the dust on the wood floor, but still…
And then, this morning? The wind is still going a little bit out there, but there’s no dust blowing all over the place.
Anyway, what’s my point-ola?
Sometimes things need to have a rest–no squeezing, grunting, or what-have-ya through your writing. Yes, there are times you need to push, even if you don’t feel like it.
How do you tell which is which?
To me, the deciding factor is whether you’re struggling with creativity and research, or lack of motivation/not feeling it. Being unmotivated means I should just start a little bit–even if that’s switching gears to something else. That works for writing emails for clients, stories, subject lines, and more.
Or you can take some time to browse the internet for something research-related, funny, or what-have-ya. Just don’t stray into goofing off, like I mostly do (which is why I sometimes choose to deal with writer’s block/motivational issues in different ways).
Tomorrow is Triple F, so be sure to stop by.
Until next time,