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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not Focused

Everyone has them. You know, the days when you just can’t seem to focus on any one thing? The day seems to meander, pulling your attention in every direction except the one you know you should be giving it to.

*sigh*

Yesterday was one of those days. I had planned to really give my NaNo novel what for, just to completely pull myself close to finishing the story. But…I just didn’t do it. I found all sorts of other, more interesting, things to do.

What did I do? Oh, lots of stuff…I read a magazine from beginning to end. Every single page—even the advertisement pages. I worked on my holiday embroidery. Yeah, those snowmen really needed to have their eyes and noses put on yesterday. I did laundry—not exciting but necessary. What else did I do? Let’s see…oh, right! I began making out Christmas cards. And I played with Piglet. Looked in the greenhouse. Walked down to the pond.

All valid endeavors but none designed to push my word count higher.

Tomorrow I’m going to have to make sure my brain understands I want it to produce words that will tie up A Morning Glory Christmas. Today is going to be filled with errands but tomorrow? That’s the day I close the gap between “almost done” and “an inch from done.”

I hope.

What about you? Do you ever have days like mine, where you know you should be doing one thing but where you disregard the “shoulds” in favor of the “wants”? Please say you do.

Hope you have a great Tuesday.

9 comments:

Dru said...

Yes, I've had days like that and then I have to scramble to get the jobs done. But sometimes it is worth it.

Nicole McCaffrey said...

Yes, LOL, yesterday in fact. Usually while my kids are in school I can focus and keep my nose to the grindstone and get a lot of work accomplished. Not yesterday. A trip to the fridge to find something for breakfast turned into cleaning out the fridge... a trip to the pantry to put away the cereal boxes my boys had pulled out turned into re-organizing the shelves; a trip to the basement to throw in laundry turned into cleaning up the area around the washer and dryer. LOL sometimes, no matter how much we want to occupy our minds, our hands and bodies just won't be still.

Here's hoping for a better day today!

Amy said...

LOL.

I absolutely have days like that.

Diane Craver said...

Yes, yes - I have days like that. Even though you didn't write, sounds like your day was wonderful.

Ceri said...

Argh! I feel your pain! I haven't had a chance to sit down and write for days either. Now I have to go to my mom's.

Hope you have a productive day tomorrow!

Marianne Arkins said...

Constantly!!! I'm one of those folks who is easily side-tracked. Just yesterday, I got up to get water, and glanced out the kitchen window at my birdfeeders, noticed they were empty, so went to the basement to get the food, and remembered I had a load of clothes in, so I hung them up and went up to feed the birds. I went outside and noticed it was time to pooperscoop, so fed the birds and scooped poop about the time the mail came...

Well, you get the idea. My 2 minute trip to the sink ate up a good hour or more! LOL...

Melissa said...

I have had so many of those days it's not funny. But I though I probably have too many of them, I do think occasionally it's a good thing, a needed thing, to refill the well so you can back to it more energized and ready to go.

Nan J said...

Yep, and those days when you *know* you accomplished *something* but can't bygoshbygolly figure out what it was!

It's good for our overall well-being (and that of those around us heeheehee)to have days when we put the "wants" ahead of the "shoulds"!

Penny Rader said...

Yup. Practically every day. Like now. I'm supposed to be writing, but I'm playing online. ;)