Here I am, all about writing and the Year of Writing From My Soul, and I. Don't. Feel. Like. Writing.
What do you do if you don't FEEL like writing? Write anyway? Follow your energy?
My problem was that I was a little distracted. I had work to do, and I was a little stressed by all that I have to do. And it was Friday.... and I wasn't planning on working on the weekend.... and so everything has to get done today.... And here I am writing.....
So here I am doing what I tell my students and workshop participants to do [insert whiny, sing-song voice that is annoying because you know it's right], "If your mind is cluttered, do some freewriting to get rid of the clutter. And then you can focus on your actual writing."
I didn't even realize that was what I was doing - free writing to clear the clutter. (And then I turned it into a blog post. I'm nothing if not practical and efficient.)
I HAVE done some writing, so at least there's that. Sometimes I have to play little mind games.... "Just do this one thing, and then you can _____." I may just do that one thing, sigh gratefully and then go do the fill-in-the-blank thing. Other times, it may jumpstart my momentum, and I'll go beyond the one thing.
This was just the first segment, and it will be interesting to see how the rest of the three hours goes.