Inspiration and motivation are fickle creatures, and so easily lost! Keeping them near is much like fighting with a wet bar of soap or a fresh-caught trout. The moment you lower your concentration, they are lost and depression settles into the corners.
This is what I’ve been battling the last couple weeks. What makes it worse, I suppose, is the knowledge that once I beat it into submission, I know the same battle will rise a few months down the road.
It’s a common struggle for writers. Not a one of us is immune. For me right now it’s a matter of pitting my stubbornness and determination against the doldrums that have me in their clutches. I need to stop listening to the whispered reminders that I’m behind schedule and just get it done.
If only there was a secret cocktail or multi-vitamin we writers could take to help us with this battle. But the best I can do at the moment is talk myself into being determined. The actuality will follow, eventually.
This has been a crazy couple of weeks.
First, the entire month of March grew into a semi-controlled chaos of sorting, purging and packing. Why? Because the hubs accepted a job in Washington State (we lived in North Dakota at the time) and moved there March 4th (he stayed with friends). It became my responsibility to complete the packing while he looked for a new place of residence for us in WA State.
Then, March 28th, he flew back to NoDak, we rented a moving truck, and we loaded the house onto the truck and into my SUV and drove from NoDak to WA State from Friday to Sunday the 31st.
We arrived in South Hill (Puyallup) at a little before Noon and immediately set to work unpacking the truck. Luckily, the house has a H U G E garage, so that is where we have coordinated all the boxes and furniture. I believe there is only 1 remaining piece of furniture to move into the house–a loveseat–and that will go into my sister’s room (who is staying with us).
We didn’t get internet installed until this past Sunday (the 7th), so I’ve been limited to my smartphone for access to my email and job search apps, which has been frustrating in regards to my job search–BUT, a friend from my old job provided me with a job lead, which I am following up on this morning.
Now, I need to sketch out a To-Do List, which includes stopping by the Post Office to get our mail key and dropping off exit interview paperwork. Whew! It is great to be connected again, and now I simply need to make sense of all my emails and the Blog Hop requirements, among other things….