Posted by: Judy | March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day…

Finding Home is into my publisher. Thank God, and I mean that most sincerely.

I’m in round two of edits for Grace’s Possibilities.

I’m late with No Irish Luck… I may change the title to No Luck… It’s my book. I’m the publisher. I’m allowed to change my mind. It’s my St. Patrick’s Day novella. It’s next on the list. It’s partially written and tied into the previous novella, so no I can’t simply publish it next year.

Sometimes, life happens.

The last few months tested me in ways I never imagined.

I’m picking myself up, with a lot of help for which I’m truly grateful, dusting myself off, and continuing on my way.

Since the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things over and over and expecting different results, I’ve decided to try something new. New to me.

I’ve attempted this before, but it’s never… “stuck.” Maybe I’m in a place to make this work.

Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, restoration, and reflection.

There are people who think I shouldn’t write on Sunday. They see my writing as a job. A person is supposed to rest from one’s labors. It’s difficult to explain that it’s one thing to put aside physical labor, writing a report, studying, whatever, and something complete different to attempt to tell my brain to stop telling stories to itself.

I gave up.

However, after having my world turned on its ear, and seeing the success of having rice as my food reset button, I believe I’ve figured out to make Sunday my reset button. This also ties into the exploration into the yoga mental exercises.

It’s perfectly all right to write. Sunday frequently offers some wonderful inspiration. I’m going to allow the inspiration to come. I’m going to stop fighting with myself and beating myself up when it doesn’t.

I’m going to write up a tentative schedule for the week, not as a whip to beat myself with if I’m sidetracked but as a sign post to where I want to go. The next Sunday, I’ll be able to look back and see how I did, what worked, what needed changing, and how much I successfully completed.

I’m infamous for over scheduling myself. I’m going to stop here, and I’ll let you know how it goes, next Monday. 🙂


Responses

  1. Hurray for getting the book turned in. Hugs on trying new things. I wear a dress all day on Sunday to remind me what day it is. Spiritual reset button is really helpful for me. 🙂

    • Yep, I wear a nice dress, too, but I needed more because I wear dresses other days. Live and learn.

  2. I actually schedule in rest days, which means no running for me. Otherwise, I’d schedule myself into the ground. I love running, but I do need at least a little respite from it.

    Congrats on getting your book turned in!

    • Thank you!

  3. Congrats on the book! I like the idea of a reset day. Looking forward to the follow up. xx

    • Thank you! 🙂


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