Monday, January 5, 2015

Out of Routine

From Kate’s Writing Crate...

          The holiday season has ended. Company has come and gone. I have visited and returned. Now I need to get back into my regular routine, but I haven’t done so yet.

          I just realized I have a post deadline tonight at midnight. How could that be? Knowing I had lots of company and holiday plans, I wrote six posts in advance. Six weeks have gone by? Didn’t feel like it, but the time did pass and I now have nothing ready to post.

          This is a funny situation for me as I am a procrastinator by nature—except when it comes to writing deadlines for my assignments and this blog. I plan ahead. I interview with time left to write the articles. If something falls through, I can replace the piece last minute, too. And I write my posts days, sometimes weeks, ahead. I don’t miss deadlines—which is why I’m amazed to find myself with so little time to prepare my post.

          This week, I wrote in my notebook; I wrote on the back of an envelope; I even scribbled on the inside back cover of a book I was reading, but I didn’t write any posts.

          I have a list of topics for my posts sketched out for  the next five weeks, but instead I’m writing about not writing my post for my post. Heck of a way to start a new year.

          I lost track of time—easy to do this time of year—but no excuse.

          Routines are essential for me to accomplish my writing goals. Out of routine: Out of sorts. Out of time.

          Back on track next week!     

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