Just a thought

“I would be unstoppable – if I could just get started.”

Ashleigh Brilliant

I’m having a terrible day.

I feel foul.

Tired, lethargic, irritable, unable to concentrate, nauseous – and they are my good points. Procrastination has me beaten. I’ve written very little today. Even decided to have a half hour nap – that lasted ninety minutes – and I still feel terrible.

You get that. Especially in the early stages of dealing with diabetes. I was diagnosed a few months ago. My readings have been progressively dropping since a doubling of the medication a few weeks ago, but today they have skyrocketed and for no apparent reason. Nothing has changed. Nothing I can put my finger on.

There are times in every writer’s life that bleak, desert times of non-productivity occur. I have them from time to time. Some experience the dreaded “writer’s block”, others from severe depression or some other malady. Not pleasant, not useful and certainly not happy times.

Procrastination is another monster. I’ve written about that and similar problems here and here. Maintaining a regular rhythm and momentum as a writer is important but there are times when you need “time out” to recharge the batteries. I had one of those days yesterday. I thought the relaxation would be just what I needed after a very busy full-on and productive week. I was wrong and the frustrating thing is that I don’t know why today has been so bad.

I should be relieved that I at least finished writing this article, even if a few other things didn’t get done.

There’s always tomorrow.

And then, when I do get started, I might well be quite unstoppable.

I live in hope.

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