Being human and writing commitments

14 Mar


While yesterday’s writing session was not half bad even though my enthusiasm was laking, today was the opposite. I woke up ready to go and super energetic. My laptop however, didn’t follow my will.

When I turned it on this morning, it was super slow to boot. I’m thinking that my two favorite persons in the world, a.k.a. my kids, had used it the day before to look up the value of their Magic the Gathering card and left the battery run out.

So after 5-10 minutes of looking at the screen, trying to get everything up again, I was no longer keen on writing.

I hate this feeling. I keep telling myself that there are no excuses. That I don’t need my computer just so, my coffee at the right temperature, the lighting just right, etc, in order to get down to work. Those are excuses, but sometimes being human gets in the way of my writing commitments.

Oh well.

I did a page or so then had to leave for my teaching work.

How often has that happened to you? How often had technology or other things gotten in the way of your writing? Was it an excuse or just one of those day?

Much love,
Marie-Claude xoxox

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4 Responses

  1. Shawn says:

    Both. I’ve used everything from I need to play with my Grandbaby to I need to wash my hair.

  2. garrick says:

    Life often gets in the way. It seems some days my creative stamina is just null. Sometimes during these times I may review notes or go back in my manuscript and do some rewriting. If I’m lucky it may result in new steam to my efforts. As of right now I’m taking time out as we are moving at the end of the month. We still don’t know where we are moving to. I’m very stressed and for now am trying to simplfy my life. Often this means breaking from writing and art. That’s life.

  3. Marie-Claude says:

    Well Shawn, grand babies are important :)

  4. Marie-Claude says:

    Garrick, sorry to hear that you are so stressed, but I think it is good to listen to what our heart and body tells us, sometimes we do need that break. I had that feeling exactly just this morning.

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