Lazy Days










My summer has had a few running themes: fitness, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, video games, adult beverages, mountains, some iced tea-unsweetened-pink-lemonade thing of pure deliciousness from Starbucks, and time spent lounging with my Joe.

So where’s the writing?

I go through phases. Last month was spent perfecting a short story, making list after list of upcoming contests, feeling purely motivated to grab my passion by the horns and do some serious work. This month? “I’ll get to it, I’ll get to it, I’m writing today, wait no tomorrow, well maybe Thursday.”

And like in the days before I had acquired the motivation to get my butt out of bed and go for a run, or kick box, or dance my face off in Zumba, instead of just doing it I whine and complain that I haven’t gotten anything done. Yeah yeah, it’s pathetic, I know.

In a way, I’m still that person craving the results – imagining them, even – but never making the move to throw on her running shoes.

And so – as I am here now, a 5k finished for the day, plenty of time to spare, whining complete – I think it’s time to get something done.

A writer who doesn’t write? I think it’s time to remind myself of what is most important to me.













Filed under Fitness, Writing

6 responses to “Lazy Days

  1. You left out napping. Please tell me there was napping too.
    Looking forward to seeing what springs from your newly motivated mind!

  2. Chatter Master

    Yes! What IS most important to you? Good job on the 5k for the day and for being done with the whining! 🙂 Both good thing!!!

  3. Finishing a 5k?! If I’d done that, I’d be all smiles and just maybe thinking of what I could write about tomorrow. I’d be set for today and happy. 🙂

    But I really do see what you mean. For me, writing can come in strange fits and starts. Some days, some weeks, my sentences go wonky and I’d just rather be doing something else. I don’t really understand it. For me pushing it causes a lot of aggravation. It doesn’t help.

    • A 5k was once unheard of for me. And some days, it still feels impossible. But I have to start putting that same effort to push myself into my writing!

      When I push the sentences, it only makes me angry, too. I did that this afternoon and only grew more and more frustrated, so I closed up the laptop and walked away. Let’s hope tomorrow is a good day for writing, for both of us!

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