Trying to kick the doldrums to the curb...
Happy weekend, all. Sorry I haven’t blogged much lately (and some of you have mentioned it…you know who you are!)
I’m attempting to fight the doldrums today. Life threw me a curve ball this morning. I’d been looking forward (all week) to attending a writing seminar on Sunday. I’d made plans to check into the hotel early today (Sat) and have a mini-writing getaway without distractions, then attend the seminar all day tomorrow.
Enter reality: the instructor had a family emergency and had to cancel the event. While I still enjoy mini-weekends away (even if in my same city) to write and relax, I wasn’t up to doing it this time unless the seminar happened. It’s a quiet weekend around our house, and I could just as easily write here (without paying $ for every Diet Coke I consume, which, when writing, is a lot).
Financially, all money will be refunded so I’m not worried. It’s just that I’d been super excited about this one, and now it won’t happen. He’s booked for the next year w/seminars (none of which come back near my area) so it may be a long time before I get to attend this one workshop.
Nuther sigh. Well, let’s just say it right now. BIG SIGH. Whine. Sigh. Whine some more.
But this moan-and-groan post is serving one purpose: I am disappointed that I will not be spending 9-10 hours on Sunday sitting in a writing workshop. What’s the plus side of this? I am a person who actually would enjoy giving up 1 day on my weekend to do this. Which is another stroke of reality that writing is my calling–whether publication happens or not.
I’ve had to attend all kinds of snore-fest seminars for my day job(s) over the years. If one of those got cancelled, I would be doing cartwheels across America. But one which I *want* to go to gets cancelled, and I’m suddenly Mrs. Eeyore. (and yes, some of you say I can be stubborn as a mule too, so no jokes!)
So…it’s 1:40 pm. I have time left today to write/edit my mess of a current manuscript, and that’s what I intend to do. The Eeyore part of me wants to crawl away and hide somewhere, but I can’t let life’s curve balls stop me. Got to keep moving forward, yanno?
The last few days have been quite productive (as I anticipated the weekend, of course!) but I need to keep up the pace. Always take time to relax and lick the wounds when needed, but always continue the work.
Nuff said. Now go write!