Initially when I put down 25 books for the Goodreads challenge I thought it was a good goal. Then I went on a reading binge and thought the number might be too little.
Now? Now I’ve been on the same book since before my parents came a-visiting over a week ago. So I’m thinking 25 books might be a good number again.
As for writing, all of my writing desire gets put into my blogs (pfft) and my brain cells go into my fitness regime. I need to start prioritizing again or this is never going to stop and I’m never going to finish editing Night’s Treasure. I suppose I’m not really encouraging myself to continue though because I don’t like editing.
My mornings have already been heavily claimed by fitness and blogging so they’re out of the question. But those things also trickled down into my afternoon and evenings. The problem is that the fitness side of my life drains my energy and my fries my brain cells so that I don’t have the desire to do much by the afternoon and evenings. I even go to bed at 8:30 some nights.
My early-20s and high school self are horrified.
I guess what I need to do is set aside 1-2 days a week for my blogging stuff and use the rest of those days for writing. I can always write up the blogs in the evenings after my son’s in bed. That gives me 4-5 days a week to focus on writing or, in this case, editing. It’s not daily but I can always work into that later when I’ve gotten things going.
Right now, anything’s better than nothing. Night’s Treasure is collecting dust! Well, figuratively speaking.
What do you do when you find your creativity and writing urges being sapped by something else?