Posted in personal

Monday Update

So yesterday I wrote a list of things I want to do more of vs the things I have to do daily and am hoping by focusing on the ‘ ‘wants’ they will slowly shift priority and become part of a normal routine.

As my Monday is drawing to a close I’m proudly able to say I have done the following today:

Gone to the gym

Meditated

Listened to some music

And I’ve done nothing from the list of typical daily things! 

I’m mostly proud for doing the meditation because at the gym I felt like I was majorly daydreaming and not focusing properly on what my body was doing. It felt like my head and body were out of sync. So I searched youtube and found a guided meditation which made me feel centred, refreshed and back in control. As a side note can anyone recommend any good medititions apps or youtube videos? I tend to only look for them when I desperately need them and get myself more worked up!

Because I felt really out of sync I could not think about writing my story tonight. It is only Monday so there’s plenty of opportunity to do that this week. I hope I won’t get down in the dumps over it. 

Posted in progress, project, writing

My Writing Plan

Today is the last day of this week, a not so productive week in terms of story writing, the focus HAS been on this blog which I don’t necessarily see as a bad thing since blogging is new to me and I’m just trying to get into a good rhythm with both mediums.

I found a blog recently which talked about prioritising the REAL things, the things we want to do, alongside all the obstacles that end up getting in the way and see how the focus can slowly shift by constantly writing these lists down, so I want to attempt to do that in this post:

WANTS (The things I’d love to do a lot more of)

Continue writing my book

Gather a portfolio of work

Learn more about WordPress

Go to the gym <— the only thing on this list I do regularly, but not enough for the price I pay!

Give my cats more attention

Meditate, do some Yoga, empty my mind of any stresses

Read a book, listen to some music

Watch a film on Netflix with my husband (have a night off from all of the above)

 

NEEDS (These tend to be the main priority, as I’m typing them out I can see how feeble they are)

Ironing (took me an hour tonight!)

Odd jobs around the house I couldn’t achieve during the day – paperwork, fixing broken toys, cleaning the cat trays, deep cleaning the house

Shower

Reply back to people in messaging services (something I dislike doing during the day if I know it’s going to be a long conversation, so I have to wait until my children are in bed before replying) <—this is an evening killer if I’m not careful

Sorting out the plans for the next day or upcoming week e.g. make sure there’s plenty of food in the house for my children or make sure there’s cash in the house for play groups, and then acting accordingly.

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Wow, I honestly thought there’d be more in the second list but I can’t think of any.  Now the list has been written let’s see where I am 7 days down the line with exercise.  Nearly everything in the Needs list is done every single night and they CAN take up the whole evening on occasion. This is why I’d like to have another 5 or 6 hours added into a day just so I can get everything done without fail or excuse.

I need to get my brain into gear, climb aboard the motivation train, put my fingers to the keyboard and override all obstacles in my head and just do it.  I’ve read so many inspirational blogs, there’s been so many wise and profound words that I must go and show the world what I am capable of with my writing – so I shall sign off now, wipe the slate clean and think/dream positively for the future! I wish you all well fellow writers, if you want something so badly you’ll do anything to make it happen right? bye bye unproductive week, hello to a new jam packed productive one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in personal

I Look Like This

Today, as I was cleaning up after breakfast, I smacked my head on the corner of the kitchen cupboard and knew it was a bad bludgeon of a knock right away.

When I went to pick my husband at the train station he noticed it, thankfully the duck egg lump that accompanied the blood had subsided, but he still had a chuckle and made the comparison to the Low Men from the Dark Towers books. I didn’t get the reference until I googled it.

Yep I feel and look exactly like it.

Bloody corners!!!

Posted in personal

I Want A Job

The title says it all.  Here is my not so picky list of what is it I’m after:

  1. A writing job.
    1. Online in any kind of work, content writer, blogger, journalist, editor etc.
  2. Work from home only.
  3. The hours I’m looking for are 19:00 – 22:00 7 nights a week (at a push I could creep in a couple of extra hours here and there at the weekend).

Are those requirements too demanding?

Posted in Obstacle, personal

I Feel Like There Is A Block

This past week my writing has either been in the hundreds per session or really off tangent and sometimes a mixture of both.  I thought it was down to prioritising WordPress but I think I’m having a block as I have no inspiration to want to write out that story currently, feel like it needs a rest. Grr, so annoying!

I will give myself a weekend break from it and pick up again properly on Monday, start the week afresh and positive.

Wish me luck.

Posted in haiku, progress

I Did It

I found a little challenge earlier, thanks to lrmauck for this, it’s something which is more than nothing.

Weekend Challenge #13

Here is my entry, a Haiku, I’ve always wanted to do one but am also not that alert.

 

If I’m being honest…

I can’t be bothered

It’s hard to keep at something

Because I’m tired

Posted in personal

Should I?


Ok so admittedly  I am loving my blog and I’m trying to showcase my new motivation and writing to the world. I love Twitter so have linked it up there as well as tumblr and Linkdin. But here’s the big question, do I link it with evil facebook?

I used to have an account years ago but was going through a very tough part in my life and FB did nothing but make things worse. I feel like I do not need the stupid thing but it could be a good way to tell people who know me, about me. 

I tried setting up a page rather than going back to a personal one and already I’m wondering if it’s a big mistake.

What would you do?

Posted in Review

Mini Review #2

Have I reviewed my story so far?

So looking back at the past 7 days I realise the focus is slowly shifting from making the book a priority to blogging a priority.

I know I touched on this subject in a post from yesterday but it does need addressing. I think.  Maybe not, who knows? Well the way I see it, it isn’t too bad a thing. Think it is a way of having a time out from the book writing, my brain is having a tantrum when trying to think about the story and the characters!

I’m having a bit of trouble trying to fall asleep at night, not sure if the accupuncture mat is affecting that (I’m having really weird dreams, weirder than normal, I even wake up not knowing what day it is, it feels like I’ve been transported to the other side of the universe in my sleep and that some aliens have wiped my mind completely, not good for a writer eh?) as a result I’m trying to go to bed when my body is tired instead of my brain just crashing after a writing session.  It can be hard to write in the evening but it’s the only chance I get on a daily basis. So I’m getting even less time to write in general.

I hope by the next review the book writing has taken priority but I’m not going to get myself down if this can’t be achieved.

Until next time readers, sleep well (in this universe) and hope I haven’t forgotten my own name by the morning!

 

Posted in cats

My Cats Have Been Fighting In The Night

I found a collar in the landing upstairs this morning, it can only mean one thing…

Spud started a fight, to which he would’ve lost as Rodney is the bigger of the 2 cats, fluff is all over the downstairs rug too.

I bet they had cuddles afterwards, I need to set up cameras in my house to capture their weird and wonderful moments!

Posted in night off, personal

I Hate This!


Tonight I won’t be writing. I need to go to the gym as well as do a few other bits and bobs around the house so I need to have a break from writing.

However…

I will give my current story a read over and make some notes on where I feel it’s going wrong.

As a side note…

If you can’t already tell I’m hooked/addicted to WordPress, I don’t know why I didn’t join it sooner. Is it bad of me to say I feel it’s more important to keep at my blog than my book writing?