Yesterday's writing day sucked.
The characters and motivation were there but they were like a crowd of drunks celebrating a Superbowl victory, incoherently pulling me in different directions and not taking me anywhere. It left me a little weary and frustrated with not much done. I suspect the root cause of my problem is that I was away from daily writing but I was writing everyday.
What I mean is, the story kept moving forward in my mind but it wasn't being captured in any medium.
My issue's other aspect is that I wrote at a different time of day. I've long noticed that I have two more creative times. They reside toward the day's cusps - early to mid-morning and late night. Other times contain too much mental and emotional flotsam. I can generally clean up the flotsam but that consumes writing time and energy.
I've been socializing a great deal. Being social is anathema to my effective creative writing. Movies and reading feed my energy and being with people steal it. They steal it because there are conversations and interactions that I walk back through in my mind's gardens, reviewing all that happened.
I understand my issues and what I need to do to work through it. A few months ago this would have set me back emotionally but with experience has come insights and learned lessons about what to do and how to do it. Such days are fortunately less and less frequent for me.
so - looking forward. Looking forward to later today and the chance to address the problem. Looking forward to another session of writing like crazy.
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