Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Word for the Day - Inertia

It's bad. I spent the last couple days defining my goals for the year, month, week.

And today, I couldn't make myself write, outline, revise, or even read anything I've written. Now what? Will I just wake up tomorrow or the day after and be 'in the mood', inspired, ready? Can I do something to shake myself loose from this inertia that's grabbed me. I feel like a broken down railroad car, rusted to the tracks, going nowhere.

I have so much that needs to be done and RoDiWriMo begins in two days. How do I begin again?

Maybe I should go back to the way I started out. Longhand, the familiar and comforting feel of the pen in my hand, words free-flowing into a fresh notebook with the title written across the front.

But what title am I going to write on the front? What WIP is calling me? My inclination is to say none but that answer is unacceptable.

1 comment:

Leah Braemel said...

I have the perfect opportunity to work uninterrupted. I'm not taking advantage of it - instead I've planted myself in front of the TV, something very unusual for me. I think it's okay to take a day off once in a while and not force it. Let's blame the moon...