Time for my weekly #Writemotivation update! Unfortunately, I haven’t made much progress since the last update. Actually, I haven’t made any progress at all. I also haven’t been commenting much with the hashtag with Twitter. I have, however, been reading everyone else’s blogs, and commenting when I can.
Why the lack of progress, ask you? Because I have been unable to write. Why unable to write, you ask? Because my mental state hasn’t been right for it. If I am stressed for any reason, I tend to get nauseous really fast. I feel physically sick, and find it nearly impossible to concentrate. For various reasons (mostly existential and where I stand in terms of my lifecourse), I have been in a state of near constant stress for the past week. As a result, my physical state has been less than exemplary. As a result of that, my mental state has not been well. I have been unable to focus, and have spent most of my time watching Farscape. I tried to write a few times (and I managed to crank out my Astral Tide episode for this week), but failed miserably each time. Combined with a sudden case of writer’s block, the obstacles in front of me seemed insurmountable. And because of my non-ideal state, my internet presence has been minimal.
Hopefully (I’ve been saying this every week), I will be able to really get going this week. So, in order to get myself ready to actually get stuff done, this is my plan for the rest of May #Writemotivation. Hold me to it!
Monday: Day off.
Tuesday: Spend a few hours working on thesis, and then write an entire chapter.
Wednesday/Thursday: One of these two days will be a day off. On the other day, whichever it is, I will work on thesis for a bit, and then write an entire chapter.
Friday: If this isn’t a day off, then I will finish Farscape (sans Peacekeeper Wars), write an entire chapter, and then thesis work with whatever I have.
Saturday: Day off.
Sunday: Write Astral Tide chapter, go to Rhapsody of Fire concert.
Monday: Thesis for a few hours, then write an entire chapter.
Tuesday: Arabic Class. Write an entire chapter. Thesis work.
Wednesday: Arabic Class. Write an entire chapter. Thesis work.
Thursday: Arabic Class. Write an entire chapter. Thesis work.
This is being optimistic, of course, so I am modifying my own personal goal from finishing eight chapters in Beneath down to six. We’ll see how this goes!
How’s everyone else doing with #Writemotivation?
May 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Sounds like a good plan. Sorry you haven’t been feeling well. I hope you get better and the words come to you again. Writer’s block is no fun at all.
Obviously, the most important thing to remember is relax. Creativity can’t be forced. So if your plan fails, don’t get yourself down, maybe take the chance to walk away from writing and put your mind on other things, when you feel you can hop on again, you’ll know.
All the best, buddy!
May 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm
I like how you are planning days off, because that is very important too! Especially when feeling overwhelmed. I’m sorry you aren’t well right now and will hope that you are in better physical and mental spirits soon!
May 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm
I know all about stress, believe me! I finally plugged everything I’d been physically feeling into Web MD a couple weeks ago, and for once I think they came back with the correct diagnosis.
“Acute Stress Reaction.” *headdesk*