Please don’t look back to check when I last wrote here, as it was months ago and I made a decision that I would write at least a new blog post once a month. I failed in that. Plus the only reason it hasn’t happened is I am a master of procrastination when it comes to writing. You’d never think I enjoy it would you? But all is not lost. I may have not been on here sharing my joys/woes, but I did achieve some published articles/interviews for my local paper plus, once I did tackle my keyboard, I wrote and sent out three flash fiction stories, up to 1000 words max to competitions. Keep your fingers crossed one of them comes through.
Now having aired my guilt for not sticking to my own writing schedule, I was still being creative. Yep, I crocheted. I need to be doing something if I’m sitting down at home or travelling out and about. Obviously, I’m not driving at the time. So when my hubby and I decided last minute to visit our darling grandsons in Chester, UK, and we were travelling by ferry, well my crochet bag was with me in the front seat and on the boat and it was bliss. I keep my reading until bedtime.
What about you? Do you find it hard to stick to a schedule? Does your writing take a back seat when you feel tired, unmotivated, busy with life or just not in the mood? I know when I share on social media I am going to do this and that, it really is not for others to know but to keep myself accountable. Usually, I think once I’ve shared it with you, I am then obliged to show up and deliver. That used to work but not anymore. Maybe it’s an age thing. I turned the big 60 this year and I no longer allow myself to be put under pressure for any reason. I had a good talk with myself and all guilt is gone out the window, well most of it. I will write, read, crochet or whatever when I want. Notice I didn’t put clean the house on that list! Shure the dust will be there after me anyway plus we return to dust don’t we and who am I to clean away some spiders or flies’ families remains?
If you want to leave a comment about how you feel about not showing up to the page and writing your masterpiece, please do. But no pressure to of course. Remember all our journeys are different and we all have life to deal with between morning and night.
For those of you interested, the top image is the Christening Blanket I crocheted for my grandson Daniel. The others are baby blankets and the tote bags are lined.