Diagnosis: Antifocus


Well, here it is, Friday again: back to work this afternoon after three days off.  Time flies when you’re having fun.

I’m beginning to wonder if I should rethink this challenge.  January was easy and February wasn’t too bad until I got that miserable cold that was making the rounds, but I haven’t been able to get rolling as much this month.

Of course, it didn’t help that the cold came back and turned into a sinus infection.  (I broke down and went to the doctor : the antibiotics kicked in and I’m feeling much better now.)

I think it’s more than that, though.  It almost feels like I’m starting to burn out already.

I’m not quitting (I’m too stubborn to give up) but I need to do something – I seem to be losing focus.


I just had three days off, and am still barely on track for word count.

Maybe having all day to write isn’t a good thing.  I tend to put it off, thinking I have lots of time, and before I know it, it’s midnight and I haven’t written a single word.   (Christmas sneaks up on me the same way.)

Or maybe I need to cut some distractions.  Take a notebook and go to the library and handwrite for an hour or two and then come home and type it up.  Or even take a notebook and just go where my computer isn’t.

Whatever the problem is, I need to find a cure for it – and soon.

April is less than two weeks away, and April is Camp NaNoWriMo which means I’ll be aiming for two thousand words a day.  (My official goal will be 50,000 words, but why not push it, hmmm?)

And April is also NaPoWriMo, which means that I’ll also be writing a poem a day all month.

So, yeah, I really need to find a cure for this non-writing thing.

Too bad I can’t just go to a doctor and get a prescription.

Or at least a diagnosis.




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5 responses to “Diagnosis: Antifocus

  1. I hit burnt-out mode earlier this month and still trying to get my groove back. Been working on some craft projects in the meantime, but I really need to get back to work. Glad I’m not the only one. 🙂

  2. When you find that cure, pass some my way.

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