With the impending holidays and all of the rushing for gifts, menu planning, hiding gifts in really secretive spots so no one will find them, planning family visitors and visiting our family, and on top of that a cold that seems to be lasting FOREVER--my muse has decidedly gone on vacation...
Me, the daily writing count fanatic--I do hereby confess I haven't written a single new word on my WIP since Monday, and I think I totalled all of maybe 800 words...
What's a girl to do? I know I should be writing, I have deadlines to meet, but I just can't force myself. The moment I sit down at the computer, I check my email--then re-check it just in case anyone emailed me within the last 20 seconds, and then again, until finally I roll my eyes at myself, or I come up with a reason to shop some more online, or look up a new recipe. Or maybe I should check my--
*Long silent pause*
Sorry, I had to check my email AGAIN!! No, no new mail...
To make it worse, my hubby keeps saying, "How's your word count?" or "How's your writing going?"
Me: *clicking out of email* "Oh, it's going great! I'm doing really, really great." I then bite the inside of my cheek, and look at him out of the corner of my eye. Does he know I'm full of you know what?
So I'm excited for the Holidays and I love listening to my children sing Christmas carols, but I'm also ready for them to be here! I've been in this slump for a couple weeks, and I so need to get back to work.
I'm a self professed work-a-holic, even if my work only consists of checking email right now, I will check it until the painted letters rub off my keyboard, and the Guinness Book of World Records gives me an award for most checked email in an hour.
If anyone has seen my muse, could you tell her to come back to me? (Yes, she's a woman with a really, throaty and calm story telling voice. I just love her!)
Have a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year!!!
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