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In which it’s a conundrum

It’s Sunday the 23rd of September and it’s a beautiful day here in North Carolina.  Kevin and I just worked out and then sat outside on a sunny, 66-degree day and I must say it was just about perfect.

 

We just got home and Kevin has a lot of work to do.  I pointed out that I also really needed to work on my blog.  Then he told me to go in the office and write some posts.  Of course, the minute he told me to do that I was all like “there’s no way I’m going in there to write some posts” because I’m a bit like a child with that crap.

 

But that’s not really the reason.  Have you ever noticed that you’re at your most creative when you have absolutely no time to follow through on your creativity?  No? Well, that seems to happen to me a lot.

 

I’ll be spinning or working out or even just on a drive and I’ll think of something I really, really want to write about.  I’ll have the entire thing written down in my head but by the time I’m home and I can actually write it down, I’ve either forgotten it or I have no desire to write.

 

On the other hand, I’ll have huge blocks of time at home where I know I should be writing or doing something else and I just don’t feel like it.  It’s quite the conundrum.

 

I had about 10 different things I’ve wanted to write about in the last week and none of them are what this post is about so there you go.

 

There are days when I’m’ sitting down and I can just dash off three posts in a row and there are days when I cant write anything to save my life.  Now if I weren’t so OCD about publishing five days a week it really wouldn’t matter; then I’d just write when ever I wanted and not worry about it.

 

But every week I start out by thinking, “ok, I really should just publish three times a week and then it won’t ever be weighing on my mind” but  then I think “no, not this week. Perhaps next week” so you see? It’s my own fault that I’m crazy.

 

No one tells me what to do but by now I’ve never missed a Monday through Friday in two whole years and I kind of don’t want to ruin my record.  And yet,  I’m constantly thinking of quitting because I hate having to write when I don’t want to.

 

Fucked up? Undoubtedly but there you go.

 

Ok, I’m counting this stream of consciousness bullshit as a post.

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10 Comments

  1. GK Adams
    September 24, 2012

    I do the same thing: as soon as my head hits the pillow, I start writing the great American novel and it’s perfectly edited. Thinking that there’s no way I’ll forget such greatness, I start to fall asleep. In the morning, it’s gone like a fart in the wind. **sigh**

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    • Lynn
      September 24, 2012

      it’s so frustrating isn’t it???

  2. Jester Queen
    September 24, 2012

    Too bad you can’t dictate into a headset when you actually have something to say and then use software to extract that as typing. Dragon software works but you have to be AT the computer, I think, which wouldn’t help you in the car.

    • Lynn
      September 24, 2012

      probably not…or on the bike

  3. Liz (greenkitty)
    September 24, 2012

    Hey Lynn,

    Don’t stop writing…I’ve actually started reading since D*C and your posts always make me smile. If it helps, you can get Dragon dictation on your phone. Also, you could just turn on the voice recorder on the phone and talk away whenever ideas strike!

    • Lynn
      September 24, 2012

      hahaha…i had no idea you read this blog. I’m not quitting … just trying to figure it out

  4. Liz D
    September 24, 2012

    I understand! I definitely work best, get the most done, etc. when I’m the busiest. When I’m not busy, I put it off – I can do it later. I procrastinate like no other. And then nothing ever gets done. How is that?!?
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    • Lynn
      September 24, 2012

      that sounds just about perfect, thats how!

  5. Vicki
    September 24, 2012

    I do exactly the same thing. I am impressed that you somehow find a way to post 5 days a week and have kept it up for 2 years. Wow. I can’t post once per week. When I am nowhere near my computer and/or don’t have time to write, I am f*ing brilliant. When I sit down in front of a computer, nothing. I have absolutely nothing to say. WTH!?
    Maybe we should write for each other. :)
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    • Lynn
      September 25, 2012

      usually it’s pretty easy but occasionally its a struggle

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