I had a good night writing last night. As I responded to a writing prompt, a workable short story came together in my mind. I got most of the first act written before bedtime, and at some point this morning I want to outline the rest. If I can complete it this weekend (possible with the three-day weekend) I’ll be ahead of my goal.
I cannot express my joy at having a workable short story idea come to me so easily. It’s always been such a struggle. It would be great if I could figure out what made it possible this time so I can make future attempts as successful.
So, after that great entry 3 days ago about daily writing practice, how’s it going?
Well, you see, I’ve been busy…
Yep, that’s a cop-out. It’s not to say I haven’t actually been busy, mind you. The last couple of days I’ve been more focused on my bi-weekly RPG game (is that redundant, like ATM machine?), making some big decisions, and trying to mitigate the second-worst case of GM burnout I’ve ever faced. But I’m not sure I’m being honest with myself when I make the excuse. Am I too busy to work on my writing? Or have I been allowing it to be lower priority than my RPG game, my online games, the dog, surfing the web, reading, and so on and so forth?
I know I will have times where I’m just not as “with it” as other days. And I need to be okay with that. I’m trying. But now, I should get back to writing.