-Making pumpkin fudge
-Rooting the roses Storm got me for our anniversary in my homemade rooting compound
-Making foot massage oil out of organic sesame oil and rose geranium essential oil
(1 cup of sesame oil plus 10 drops of geranium oil is good for circulation when there is pain and inflammation in the feet)
-Watching videos: my current obsession is Reign
-Writing out Thanksgiving cards
-Having a veggie corndog because someone mentioned corndogs on a podcast
-Puttering and dilly-dallying
So I guess I will employ one of the techniques from my book to see if that gets me moving.
-What will happen if I write for NanoWriMo today?
I will keep my momentum going. So far, I have averaged 1000 words per day, and that feel really good. It seems important to write everyday for this challenge, especially on the days I don't feel like it. When I do it anyway, I feel victorious, and like I'm A Real Writer!
-What will happen if I don't write for Nano today?
I will lose momentum and have to “play catch-up,” which I hate. After skipping one day (with any practice) it becomes easier to skip more. Then it is no longer a practice, but a dalliance.
-What's the worst thing that could happen?
That I never finish this book or find out if it will change my life.
That the people who have supported my progress as a writer will give up on me.
That I will go to my grave not having reached my full potential, which I know involves writing in some way, shape or form.
Although these are all very compelling reasons to write, I still feel STUCK! Perhaps I need to tweek my technique.
I recently discovered Susan Bennett, who has lots of good stuff to say about procrastination and moving forward with our creative projects. Her favorite advice is to set a timer and work on you project for 15 minutes. I'm gonna go do that now! Here's her blog if you'd like to check her out: