Friday, February 18, 2011

No Excuses.

I've fallen out of a lot of good habits. By a lot, I mean nearly every damned one of them.

Writing everyday has fallen by the wayside.

The weekly blog took a bit hit.

Online community participation? Ha!

My attempts at being tidy and organized have imploded and created a rather amazing chaos across the house (think interior design by a category 3 hurricane).

Anything remotely artistic has gathered so much dust that it's not funny.

I can't even remember where my workout clothes have managed to hide, let alone what they look like anymore.

And has anyone seen the dog? We had four, right? Why am I only finding three? (Okay, that last bit about the dogs isn't true, but still.)

It's so easy to let things slip away from you. Especially when it concerns the daily grind of a writing project. Even to the most devoted of writers, when faced with the necessities of daily living, getting that extra hour, or even that extra hundred words, can be a monumental difficulty.

Seeing everything listed helps map out what I need to work on. Posting it for you all to see gives me extra incentive to work harder (NaNo mindset much?).

I have plenty of excuses for my bad habits, my goal is to have none.



  1. Lynn, Don't be too hard on yourself. It happens to the best of us. The best advice I can give you is: Don't dwell on what you haven't done, concentrate on what you are doing. Start fresh and move forward.

  2. :D Exactly my goal! I like the look of a new sheet of paper, lol.

  3. I recently had to write myself a strict time management schedule. Best to you! :)

  4. Thanks, and to you as well!

    I've been keeping an eye out for all the little things that eat away at the things I need to do. I think that's been helping.

  5. We all fall out of our bad habits. Look how messy my bed is, for instance, LOL!

    Give yourself a break, take a breath, and see what you can do that's reasonable. You're human, after all!

  6. Very true. I had been stressing about all the things I wasn't doing that I overlooked the things that I was. Stress is such a silly thing, lol.

  7. Hey, at least you know where your dogs are!
    I read both this post and your previous post, and I had to laugh at the concept of wishing for a zombie apocalypse. I will have to use that expression sometime. :-)

  8. Lol, yeah, the puppies don't have to worry, they have me trained pretty well. Glad I gave you a laugh! I do try to not wish for the zombie apocalypse, some days are better than others. :D