Do you ever feel that the writing bug (or any creative bug for that matter) bites hardest when you don’t have time to work on?
I certainly do, and I’m feeling the brunt of this phenomenon right now. I sort of knew this would happen; I know how I work, and it seems that I always want to write most when I am unable to. My schedule is a little wonky this week, putting most of my shifts right where my key writing times usually tend to be. I’m most productive in the wee hours of the morning, so I’m still able to squeeze in a little bit of writing work before going to paying-me-actual-money work, but I know that, when I return, I’ll be absolute rubbish about picking it back up where I left off. In the evening, I just want to chill and relax.
I’ve considered switching my schedule to involve only closing shifts, but the problem with that is that I hate closing shifts. Just as I write better in the earlier hours of the day, I sell tea better in the earlier hours, too. It’s truly a conundrum, and one with which I’m sure others can sympathize. It extends well beyond just writing, too. It seems that, whenever you can’t do something, that is when you desire to do it the most.
Knowing the nature of this beast, the days I do have to work on my writing (Thursday and Saturday…I have a Saturday off that I didn’t request off; blowing my mind right now), I will probably slack off and piss around. I’m hoping that’s not the case. I don’t want it to be the case, but just as I usually want to work when I’m busy, I also tend to mostly work when I’m busy. If I’m not, things tend to fall to the wayside, pushed to the corner by laziness. Should I manage to hold this inspiration until then, though, I should have the rough draft of Bowlful of Bunnies ready for beta readers by the end of Thursday.
I think that’s part of why I’m so eager to work, yet I am blocked by other obligations. The end is near with BoB. It’s so close, I can almost touch it, but, of course, there are just a few obstacles in my way preventing my reach from being entirely successful right now. But soon enough….soon….
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