Picture it…it’s 10 o’clock at night. All is quiet in the house, except for the hum of your computer. Your spouse is asleep, kitty is calm and on his bed. The chores are done for the day…and it’s the perfect time to write, right?
I’ve faced this same scenario time and again over the past two months. So far I’ve been able to ‘hammer out’ maybe three pages. Yup.
Edits, at that.
Nothing new, nothing original, despite a folder with 30 documents in it that are all potential stories.
So what’s the problem?
- Fatigue. I’ve been my husband’s nurse for over a month now and it’s draining. He’s doing much better; but it’s taken a toll on me having to handle all house items and be his ‘go fetch’ girl too. LOL Plus, I’ve been looking for an evil day job to support the household while he’s out…to no avail. That in and of itself is exhausting.
2. Nothing’s coming to mind. Granted, I’m doing edits, but if you can’t think of what you want to change the dialogue to or the scene…then you’re dead in the water.
3. No focus. This goes hand-in-hand with fatigue and tension. I’m worn out over worries of jobs, money, medical issues (both hubby and kitty). I cannot indulge in any retail therapy, (oh boy the art supplies I’d buy)! At least I have knitting, since my mother requested a scarf and pair of mittens. I finished the scarf and one mitten, now to do the other.
How do you break out of such a long slump? I sit down to work and the distraction of the social media, marketing, games all spring to mind first.
I’d love your feedback 🙂