As the title states, I don’t feel like writing today. I could give you a ton excuses/reasons why:
- I don’t feel good.
- I’m having a massive reaction/adjustment to allergy medicine.
- I didn’t sleep last night.
- I’m grumpy.
- I can hardly concentrate.
- My daughter is home sick and the TV is LOUD!
- Blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda.
As a writer who actually wants to be successful and takes the job seriously, there is only one answer I could give myself to the list above. I’m going to write.
So I feel crappy, so do thousands of other people who are at work right now. Sleep deprivation? Well that tends to come with the territory so I might as well strike if from the excuse list. Grumpy? I’m a typical redhead, I’ll get over it soon. Concentration issues? Well that’s been an issue for years, since I quit smoking, so I already know how to handle that. The allergy thing is in its final stages and quite frankly I’m tired of it controlling my life so I’ll fight through all that. As for my kid being sick, she’s fourteen and fully capable of calling out if she needs something. The TV however, is going to be turned down!
I’m treating this blog post (and two others I scheduled) as a warm up, a lot like I do for my Saturday six-minute thing. I have too much to do to sit here and feel sorry for myself because I don’t feel like doing anything. I’ve already wasted the morning away watching Buffy sing and reading nonsense online.
So, wish me luck. I intend to finish a lesson of my writing class and write a flash fiction piece or two. If I’m lucky I’ll get a couple of chapters of my WIP written.
Sidenote: Flash fiction stories are what I’m writing for Camp Nanowrimo this year, so that is two goals in one for the day.