29 January 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons, Or Losing Writing Focus

I had this whole post planned out. It was going to be about quilting. I even took photos of the quilt that I'm in the process of making.

I was going to discuss how quilting is a lot like writing. You're excited at first, then it seems to be taking a long time, it gets difficult, then you just can't wait to be rid of it. Maybe you put your draft away for awhile or you "pretend" like you're writing, but you're really surfing the net and watching the latest episode of "The Vampire Diaries" on the CW.

It was going to be great.

But, alas, it's not even the end of January and I've already lost my writing focus. I was so excited to finish my outline. I had blogged three whole weeks in a row without missing one of my weekly posts.

But, then, life got in the way.

It snowed. I went on a cleaning spree. The kiddos got sick. I got really tired. I got the first season of "The Vampire Diaries" on dvd. And, well, you can see where this is going.

But, I'm going to get back on the writing wagon. Today I will start writing draft one of my WIP, The Christmas Quilt. Even if it's just a sentence. Hell, even if it's just the title in a word document.

I'm getting back on my writing wagon. I will write every day. I will blog every week. I WILL do this.

So, how are your resolutions going?

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