It was a fight-a constant struggle and the holidays won. Even though I continue to set my alarm for 5am to work on my book(my 3rd major revision), it takes me 30-45 minutes to respond to the annoying noise. At 6am with my cooling coffee next to me and the blinking cursor on the screen-what am I thinking? Certainly not about my character's next words, no, but rather did I pick up everything from the grocery store? Or, should I pick up one more thing for so-and-so. Don't forget to add vanilla to that-wait-the expensive vanilla not the imitation stuff...
Okay, I've lost my way and now I'm finding it very very difficult to pick up where I left off. Wouldn't it be easier to just drop the whole thing? I've already received a rejection to my agent query so shouldn't I quit there? Everything inside of me screams (NO!) but I'm so tired and my family complains that I work too much. Where can I sign up for a workshop on balancing one's life?
So calm down, I'm not quitting but instead I'm trying to take it one day at a time. The inspirational quotes have become my bible of sorts and I try my best not to push too hard right now. I need to ease my way back into my regimen and drink lots of vodka (just joking).
How do you cope with situations such as these?