It’s the dog days of summer, and what a scorcher it has been. With my kids home from school, family vacations and activities have been underway. There’s lots of client work stacking up in my inbox, and other household responsibilities festering. I’m trying to take advantage of the weather and jam in as much exercise as possible, too. In other words, I don’t have a ton of writing time this season. When I manage to snatch some time for myself, I stare at the screen, distracted by all that sunshine and the aforementioned tasks. My energy feels like it’s being funneled into a hundred directions; my focus is disrupted. Then there’s the issue of waiting on feedback for a project I just wrapped, and beginning a new one. It’s got me in this weird between state.
I’m treading water.
This got me thinking about the reasons writers feel like they’re treading water, and how we wade through the murky waters of our challenging, creative pursuit. (Nevermind our wading through the shark-infested waters of our difficult and demanding industry.) [Read more…]