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Archive for July 17th, 2011

Final Word Count: July 16, 2011- 0 words, 0 journal pages

I did no writing yesterday and while it felt good to veg out and do nothing, today I really feel like I’m missing a piece of me. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to look back to yesterday’s work and realize that the morning before this hadn’t existed.

I had a really busy day yesterday but that’s really no excuse. When vegging out between getting home from the hairdresser until it was time to get ready for the dance, I think I was watching movies. I’m not saying you should be able to know where each minute of your day goes, but it’s such a waste to go to bed with a chunk of your day unaccounted for. My entire life was like that for years (mostly in college) and even within these short 2 weeks I’ve noticed the difference when I don’t do any writing.

I may get frustrated with a low word count but at the end of the day, it’s not the word count that matters but the fact that I’ve been productive with my life and I’ve been living. A fulfilling life doesn’t have to be filled with fast cars, skydiving expeditions and other wild adventures. The purpose of life is creation and that’s what I strive to do each day.

My writing may not be spectacular and I’m not striving for the reputation of James Joyce and his purported flawless first drafts. Nothing created is ever perfect and it’s the flaws that are derived from the struggle to bring this creation into being. However it turns out, I’m proud of it and of myself for sticking with it. Life sometimes will get in the way but that’s okay. Everything happens for a reason. Perhaps I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to continue working on the relationship chapter so I took the day off to recharge my batteries. There’s always tomorrow.

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