Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reminding Myself

Writing is relaxing. Writing is relaxing. I have to keep reminding myself of that fact.

I find myself trying to shove writing into my schedule like it's a chore. Then it's no fun and I don't do it.

I don't handle normal stress all that well. Give me emergency stress, life or death stress, fine. I can handle that. The fact that I'm moving in 2 1/2 weeks and I've got a whole 4 boxes packed gave me a sleepless night.

Of course there's more normal stress than just that, but moving is the biggie.

I always forgot how calming writing can be, especially when I've been doing edits and revisions only.

New idea for me. When I sit down to write, I'm going to set a timer and revise/edit for say 20 minutes, then write new stuff.

I'll let you know how it works! I'll be writing in between packing. At least until I run out of boxes. Which will be soon. Crap I need more boxes...



  1. Need more boxes? Raid a store! Supermarkets and such throw out so many boxes a day. Tomato boxes aren't real big, but they are incredibly sturdy. (Can you tell I've moved a few times?)

    Oddly enough, I find editing more peaceful...

  2. I think we all have to remind ourselves of that often - writing is fun. Good luck with your new plan...sounds like a great way to make good, steady progress. :-)