It's the first Wednesday of the month, and I completely forgot. In fact, I forgot it was a Wednesday and a new month too! I'm in too much of a flap to link to the list this month, but you know the drill by now.
If you read my last post, you'll understand how this error occurred - I'm alone with two kids, a naughty dog and an ageing cat. I am trying to fit in some peculiar shifts at work, cooking... and I've just broken a nail.
Insecurities this month? Well actually, none. I'm not writing at the moment, because of the aforementioned other stuff. It's very liberating, because I don't feel I have to write - although, earlier, I was sitting in Costa drinking a hot chocolate and realised I'd taken my notebook out of my bag.
Sometimes, by letting yourself not doing something, you realise it's the one thing you really, really want to.
Now, I'm off to finish my wine... because it's been that kind of day!
I had the same sort of day!! I totally didn't realize it was a Wednesday, much less the first one in a new month. Time really can just slip away.ReplyDelete
So sorry about the finger nail. (And I told you not writing will make your brain fire! You're a natural, you just have to write.)
Nail update: it keeps catching on fabric, and I'm considering a plaster!Delete
January is such a slow, dark month for me that February always surprises me :-)
Lol! I hope the wine helps and your day gets better. :)ReplyDelete
Wine always helps, Rachel :-)Delete
Enjoy that wine! And maybe this break is exactly what you need to come back to writing rested and rejuvenated.ReplyDelete
Hopefully, Madeline. Actually, make that definitely :-)Delete
You can always come back stronger :)ReplyDelete
Oh yes, I hope so!Delete
You should definitely enjoy that wine and by the sound of things you deserve it. Writing can be such a tease at times. Sending you plenty of good vibes.ReplyDelete
Thanks Murees :-)Delete
Sometimes life needs us more than the pen, but eventually we return to our passion.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your wine, you do deserve it, the hot cocoa, and the inspiration to pick up the pen when you're ready!
Thanks Yolanda, I definitely enjoyed the wine! I've been enjoying everything over the past week, since I made the decision... I'm a lot less harassed!Delete
Oh, no, not a nail! lolReplyDelete
I'm glad you don't have any insecurities this month. I hope it lasts. Enjoy your wine!
My thumb is now resting, and watching its favourite film, to help it recover from the trauma :-pDelete
Lack of insecurity never lasts though, does it Chrys?
You have A LOT on your plate, my friend. You definitely earned that wine :)ReplyDelete
It's no more than lots of other people, but a lot more than I'm used to... and for a lot longer!! I'm sure I'll figure it out before Hubby comes home :-)Delete
Hope things aren't getting too crazy! But it looks like the writing is trying to fight it's way through :)ReplyDelete
February IWSG Co-host
The best thing about not writing is it gives you the time to write, if you get what I mean.Delete
Enjoy the break from writing then! No pressure.ReplyDelete
I am. I love not having the pressure :-)Delete
Sometimes it just take a break to kick start the ideas.ReplyDelete
Yes, it does, Lee. I've taken breaks before, but more by accident than design.Delete
Well, it seems to me you have your hands full right now. there'll be time to write later, right now just keep holding to your wits. ;-)ReplyDelete
I lost my wits days ago, Georgina :-) I'm surviving on endless mugs of tea and a large box of chocolates!Delete
I almost forgot today was IWSG day too. I hope you enjoy your writing break.ReplyDelete
Thanks Cynthia. Good to know I'm not the only one who doesn't remember what day it is!Delete
I'm with you - I almost forgot about it this month, too!ReplyDelete
We must try to do better next month, Liz :-)Delete
I do hope you can unwind and get a break from it all. But I have to be honest, just thinking of myself taking a break from writing actually causes me more insecurity than writing. lol I never thought about that until I read your Giving Up Writing post. It's weird...never, never thot about this. I think I would be lost if I couldn't write. I'd wander around in some sort of daze. Take care, Annalisa, and keep in touch.ReplyDelete
The idea behind the break is so I don't beat myself up about not being able to fit it in. I'm still bombarded with ideas, and they will get written down, but I feel free to do other things... like the laundry :-) (PS. I'm in a daze when I write too, so I don't think people will see the difference in a non-writing daze!)Delete
Good for you for taking some time off - and realizing writing is *still* important :)ReplyDelete
PS... Call for a Chinese and open another bottle Annalisa, you deserve it :)
Funny you should mention Chinese, Mark - I'd just finished it when I remembered the IWSG :-)Delete
your subconscious is doing the writing now. Keep working, nail filing, etc and in March or April when you pull out the notebook with pen in hand - voila - the brain will spill out its creations. Until then - tea or wine shall keep the fires burningReplyDelete
That's what I'm hoping, Joanne. Tea and wine, depending on the time of day - I haven't started afternoon drinking yet, however tempting the dog makes it!Delete
It's nice to take some time off. Yet when the muse wants out to play, it might sneak out without you knowing! :)ReplyDelete
My muse does have a habit of doing that :-)Delete
It's good to be able to take some time off, guilt-free! That moment when you feel you don't "have" to write can be quite liberating and at least that notebook is being put to good use ... just can't turn it off, can you? ;)ReplyDelete
It's great that I can't actually turn it off - that would be scary!Delete
Nothing wrong with taking some time re-evaluate things Annalisa.ReplyDelete
It was more about realising I'm the person doing most of the cooking! But I'm slowly training up the kids :-)Delete
I agree, when you take a break, things sometimes get clearer than they were before. I experience that a lot with things I had overdosed on.ReplyDelete