December 15th, 2004
New Record!

I think I’ve officially broken my old record for the shortest time between submission and panic that I’m not working on something. I’m supposed to be relaxing for the holidays. Catching up on my reading. Finishing my #&*$ X-mas shopping. What am I doing instead? I am sitting at my computer mentally berating myself over the fact that I’m not working.

Hello? What’s wrong with this picture?

I have no idea how I’m going to relax over in the UK. Does anyone else have a problem with turning off? How do you cope?

8 comments to “New Record!”

  1. I think I sat and stared at my computer for a day or two, then I did some laundary and (gulp) emptied out all the used paper in my bedroom, and empty starbucks tea cups and did some more laundary and actually folded it and put it away.

    I haven’t written in 9 days though I did do some plotting on a couple ideas. And I’m just starting to get that “I really should think about starting writing soon someday really,” feeling but I’m not sure what I wanna work on. I think I’ll tackle a couple short stories for now–just as an end of month goal but otherwise I’m waiting until 12/26 right after I put the tree away 8-P

  2. Cece, I think it’ll be a miracle if I can manage to take a couple of days off without working on something. The sad this is I actually met my end of the year goal and I STILL feel like I should be doing more. I keep thinking I shouldn’t be slacking now I have three days to work on AQ4. I may have to walk away from the computer. I’m like Pavlov’s dog sitting here, except I don’t need the bell. LOL! 😉

  3. Well, I’ve not written anything in a couple of weeks! I sort of feel bad about it, but I’ve been doing my other creative ‘thing’ instead ie. working on web sites. I think I shall get some writing done actually over Christmas… because all my clients will be too busy cooking turkeys and stuff, and wrangling with inlaws etc etc to want their web sites updated! 🙂

  4. Well I hope you take some time to pat yourself on the back, chica and manage to take some of that well-deserved break. Wendy that’s all I’ve done pretty much is work on website stuff. I’m still not 100% happy but I’m trying to focus on a second site (if I can ever get the buttons I want made =( )

  5. Wendy, It takes me a while to get over my obsessive compulsive need to write. Once I settle in to doing nothing, I become a champ at it. 😉

  6. Cece, I’m still trying to get to the point where I can pat myself on the back. Self congratulations is not something that comes easy to me…at all. :-O

  7. I need to write, too, but am finding it so difficult to find the time with all the holiday rush. I finished Dark Magic on Saturday, and since then it’s been holiday shopping, cleaning, cards, and more procrastinating. LOL. I think sometimes we just need to gel, and the holidays is one of them. Have fun in the UK!


  8. Chey, I hear you on the needing to gel. I’m hoping that being away from my computer will help. LOL! 😉 If you guys hear about a woman freaking out in the UK over lack of internet access, you’ll know who they’re talking about. I’m trying to decide what to take to read right now.