Well, I found out the car situation I’ve had since the beginning of the year isn’t as dire as it seemed. That blessing brought with it a fair amount of relief. I felt like a huge weight had been lifted from my head when I got the news.
That’s the good part.
The not-as-good part is I’m still not writing. I’d love to say the reason is the stress, but I can’t say that at all. I dried up on words sometime before Christmas, and I’ve only piddled around with them since. Yesterday marked a new month and a new week, and I thought that would be a great opportunity to sit down and restart my challenge.
As you likely don’t recall if you’re not reading my author blog, my challenge was to write for about an hour a day every day, more when the mood and weekends or days off converge. So that should amount to something between five hundred and a thousand words on an average day, but might spike to as much as 1500 on a good day (I had one where I managed 1325 without effort last month).
That would give me a cool 300K words this year, providing me two full months of play.
Alas, I didn’t realize how much would get in the way.
Time, energy, crises – all have come forward in time and conspired to make writing hard.
But things are looking up at work. We have a new order entry clerk starting either Friday or Monday, depending on her situation. And that will mean my boss will be able to sit back in his office again, and not over my shoulder, which in itself will ease some of the pressure I’m feeling, I hope.
I’ve been pitching in to help with those order entry tasks as much as I can, but I’m hopeful now I’ll be able to resume my regular duties. At least until the ATR Coordinator goes on vacation to Jamaica sometime this month. Then of course I’ll have to cover the ATR desk for the full week.
I’m sort of hoping I’ll win the lottery before that, but…eh.
I’m grateful to have a job in this economy, so I won’t complain excessively.
See you all soon, I hope.