Every year I look forward to digging myself out of my inevitable cave of clutter--with the hopes of turning over a new leaf. It's not ideal, but it keeps me from going too far in the wrong direction. This year I have a problem--I'm trying to finish the first draft of my second book at the same time. I feel a bit like this...
Should I clean? Should I write? Should I clean? Should I write?
Making it worse, I've had an ongoing construction "issue" in my basement since last summer. Everything is FINALLY done and I can move all the stuff, that I've stock piled in other places, back to where it belongs. I NEED to fix this mess!!!!
BUT...my imaginary world of stories is calling to me too. Okay, the truth is that the book and it's characters are yelling at me like I'm being chased by a zombie!!!! Their faces are red with exertion and they are flailing about in a desperate attempt to get me to safety. "Run for your life!"
I know that if I could just... Nah. The truth is that if I get the book done...nothing will actually get better. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
Instead of being torn about drafting and cleaning--I'll be torn about revising and cleaning or catching up on my other projects that I've pushed to the way side. Yup--I'm never going to get to a place where I have all my ducks in a row. I just have to strive for balance. Easy, right?
So, my spring resolution is to stop looking at what I haven't gotten done and focus on the positive--the bright side. Here I go... Now that I'm ahead of the game and finished with this blog I can spend a little extra time getting ready for Easter. I can't believe how quickly it's coming...wait...what? Today's Easter?? *head thunk*