Today is a big change mentally from yesterday. I woke feeling a bit defeated. The skies are overcast and the wind is a bit chill. I got plenty done in the house that needed to be done. Laundry, dishes, the mouse cage, the snake cage, carpets vacuumed, floors swept, trash taken out, fish bowl cleaned, bottles and cans taken to the garage (we return them here for 10 cents each). Heck I even repotted a plant! But no writing until I was in bed. And that was only in my journal. I was hoping that having class would motivate me to put pen to paper more. But my brain seems to have dug its feet in even deeper than before.
My goal is to try again today before work. I found a few writing prompts that I might try. I need to do something to get out of this rut. It’s like I no longer enjoy writing. Part of it is that I have been writing articles for so long that my mind id in that mode of less is more. But with fiction you want to have a little more description etc. When I try to do that it feels wrong and my brain says, “Huh uh. I have no idea what we are doing here.” and bogs itself down. That was another reason I took the month off. To see if that would help my fiction writing. I wanted to write a short story for a contest and I never did. The deadline was yesterday. There is another one coming up mid-month that I am shooting for.
I did manage to get decent sleep last night. The first time in a while. I close again tomorrow so hopefully tonight will be the same. Thursday I open so I won’t get much sleep Wednesday night. Ok. I need to wrap this up and get writing. Thank you for all your comments and follows! Thanks for reading and stay safe!