Afternoon everyone, it’s a cold yet sunny day here in “the hills” and Dave is off today which means I’m having a hard time concentrating on a single thing.
His mother’s memorial service went very well and I was so thankful. I appreciated all the prayers, supportive words, friends and family that came, and I can honestly say that I am glad it is behind us. Time to move on and start the process of probating her will, selling her house and car, and hopefully find some peace and comfort with that as well. That is why Dave is home, he took today off to meet with a lawyer and get the process started.
I need to get back in the groove with my writing, yet as usual, Mondays always have me a bit shattered, feeling all over the place, and after getting another rejection in my email, questioning what the heck I’m even doing. It seems like the only things that work well for me is writing articles for magazines or content mills, they are the only places that have paid me for my writing so far. I need to go back to planning my writing and using that editorial calendar, it helps so much to plan things out, even if they get changed.
I just don’t have the time or drive to work on my blog like I should, and I want my creative writing endeavors to pay, but I must not be any good at it. Dave being home always throws a wrench in the creative process, I need total quiet to think, plan, and basically make sense of what I’m doing and he is not conducive to that. Love him to death, but I cannot write when he is home. Then, on top of that, the dogs got into something and came into the house smelling foul, so we had to stop what we were doing and go bathe them. We never did figure out what it was. 😦
After talking to Dee at Thriving Not Surviving, I also find myself wanting to work with her on a new collaborative project…hopefully that will also help me get back in the groove. It has been a month or so of periodic posts with no rhyme or reason, a few penned quick reads that either got rejected or haven’t found a home yet, but while I felt like I was taking a break from writing, I really wasn’t. I have it engrained in me to write something every day, even if its just a sentence, or a pile of nonsense, I tried to keep writing something. I kept up my weekly posts in my Medium Chalkboard collaboration also.
In all honesty, I’ve been reluctant to post on my blog because I have not been the best example, I have fallen off the keto wagon, we have both been eating for comfort, and that stops now! (Well, at least down to maybe one cheat day a week) 😉 That is another thing I don’t do well at when he is home, and that is sticking to the plan. Actually, I eat just fine when I’m at home, its when we go out that I cheat and that has been way too often lately. We will both get back in the groove on that as well. When I notice my pants not fitting, that is a problem!
What do you do to find your groove? Share your ideas with me, maybe I can use one (or more)!