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Need to get motivated

Well it’s Sunday night again here in exceptionally chilly Melbourne and even though I had a relatively quiet weekend planned, I still didn’t manage to do any writing. Arrrggghh

For some reason I just wasn’t at all productive this weekend. Maybe it’s cause I’m fighting a cold, and feel a bit tired, or it could just be because it was sooo cold, I’m sure I could come up with many more excuses if I tried.

The weekend was not a total waste though, I did manage to rearrange my boys bedroom, and make the most awesome dish that the gorgeous talented Elaine from Foodbod shared and it was just delicious! And I completed the 30 day Facebook Ab challenge.

So all in all it was not a bad weekend, unfortunately I will need to get motivated to get back to writing, my column is due on the 11th July so I have less than two weeks to put it all together, but it is school holidays now which means a lot less running around and a lot more time for writing. Have a great week everyone 😊😊



Lost interest

I am struggling to find time for my writing lately. The moment I think I have some spare time and I can devote that to my writing something will inevitably come up and I run out of time. Even finding the time to post on my blog is sometimes challenging.

I know this is nothing new for anyone of us. Life is a lot busier now a days. The kids are older and they each have stuff going on, extra curriculum activities, homework etc.

It’s not just time that seems to elude me though, it’s inspiration as well. I have been working on this one book for what seems like ages now and I just can’t get passed this one bit. I have been adding to it everyday but it’s only a sentence here a paragraph there. In my head I can see what has to happen, I can see the whole story, but I’m struggling to get it down in writing.

The idea of leaving the story and starting a new one is tempting indeed, but I have never not completed a story before, and I hesitate to start now.

This is more than just writers block. I feel that I have lost interest in the story. If my story doesn’t interest me what hope does it have of interesting others?

Feeling content after a productive day.

I love that feeling of accomplishment that you get when you actually manage to get a lot of the stuff you need done.

Today I was extremely productive, I actually think it was more luck though than anything else, because I managed to find everything I was looking for and at a relatively great price too.

So I’ve ordered all my seafood for Christmas, got the girls at work some gorgeous chocolates, as well as getting Christmas cards which I now need to write. I picked up food for my birds, presents for both my cats as well as my sister-in-laws cat, and wrapped all the presents and placed them under Christmas tree.

In amongst all my shopping and of course the housework that always needs to be done, I went down to the local basketball rings and helped my son practice his basketball and then we went to his game and I was rostered on to score. Followed all this with a movie and pizza with the kids, and now I’m relaxing on the couch with my cat in my lap, and my dog at my feet, beloved iPad in hand, blog surfing. Life is pretty good.