2020 Fatigue

Honestly, today was a great day for writing. It was my flex day and I had the house all to myself.

Somewhere along the way it just didn’t work out. I have a million things on my mind, and none of them are good. Honestly, it was a better day for daydreaming about future projects.

Me, being me, I gritted my teeth and wrote anyway. I started off with a critique chapter for Lanternfish. I spent some time making changes, and have it in a presentable fashion right now.

Then I opened The Hat story and put down some new words. This part was all about a supporting character. It didn’t exactly flow, but the concept is solid.

The sad part is it only came to 1000 words. A whole day and I frittered most of it away.

This character is a fun one, but I still need to figure out how to tie his story to Lizzie’s finale. I also need him to walk into the next story in the series.

I have faith that I’ll figure it all out, but not this week.

2020 brought a lot to everyone’s table, so why should I be an exception. I have 1000 words I didn’t have yesterday, even if I probably have to edit half of them out.

Under the circumstances, I think I’ll take it.


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30 responses to “2020 Fatigue

  1. Nice way to look at it. Hope 2020 ends on a high note for us.

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  2. You have 1000 more words than I have done today (well, maybe 750 more). And I haven’t written anything in days. I’m with you on the 2020 fatigue.

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  3. The year is getting us all down. Hopefully there will be a way out of this in 2021.

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  4. You’re further in your storyline than you were yesterday, so that’s progress. I consider rewrites a win, too. You’re nudging the ideas along, and eventually, they’ll fall into place.

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  5. I know there’s a school of thought about forcing yourself to write if you feel unmotivated, but I’m of the other opinion; don’t force it. Maybe take a break. If it’s not coming naturally, there must be a reason why.

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  6. Sounds like a win to me, Craig. 🙂

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  7. They talk about seeing a light at the end of the tunnel… I can’t even find the tunnel! Can anyone feel the winds of change yet?

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  8. Gotta make limoncello out of the lemons. Take the wins where they come.

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  9. You’ve got 1K more words than I do. I tried to write a book review Sunday night and couldn’t string two words together.

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  10. Can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store

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  11. I always seem to be a day late. Are you posting late in the day? I swing by every morning to check (practically). For some reason, I no longer receive notifications via email for any of the blogs I follow, so I keep a list next to my computer and “check in” daily.

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  12. 2020 Fatigue is the perfect description, Craig. Under the circumstances, I’d say 1,000 words is a win! Hang in there and hopefully, the new year will bring some relief from the fatigue!

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  13. It doesn’t sound like to bad a day to me, Craig. I never get more than four hours max in a day to write. That about my brain’s capacity though so it works out fine for me.

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  14. Sometimes we have to forgive ourselves for not doing as much as we think we could have.

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