It’s been a long month here. Aside from the crazy first few weeks of the year at the day-job, things otherwise have been both busy and awful, and I have taken a real butt-kicking. Until I got the ick and cough last week, though, I was still doing really well with my daily writing. Last week kind of messed that up, and the best I could manage toward the end of the week once the fever finally went away, was working on revisions, and I’m sure I’ll need to look over those again before I actually finalize them, just to be on the safe side.
So this week, I have got to get back into my routine. I am still coughing, but I feel like it’s slowly going away. (Which is good, since I have the booksigning on Feb. 11; it would be terrible to still be hacking all over the place then.) So I will ignore the coughing. Harder to ignore will be the other distractions in my life, the family members who are ill, as those are ongoing and not going away like my cough. If I thought they would help, I’d find myself a set of blinders, to keep my attention on the pages in front of me, but that doesn’t do anything for the constant flow of thoughts in my brain.
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Hard to concentrate on one thing with that going on in your head.
So I’m looking for ideas on regaining my focus. The things that are going on aren’t going to stop any time soon, which means they’re going to remain on my mind, but I still need to get back to being a productive writer. So when you have a lot going on and still need to get things done, how do you manage to make your brain cooperate? Meditation? (I’ve tried it and am terrible.) Something completely different? Give me your suggestions. I’m game to try some new things, as long as I end up back where I need to be.
And before I go, just wanted to remind those of you in the south-central Pennsylvania area, come see me and a whole lot of other romance authors the weekend before Valentine’s Day!
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