Sunday, August 5, 2018

2018 Week #31 Update

What can I say about the last seven days that’s different from the past few weeks? Not much. There’s been more of the extreme heat and humidity I hate, but thankfully no crises to deal with. Again I got a bit of writing work done, but not nearly as much as I wanted. And I have to hope that I’ll be able to build on that to get some momentum going into next week.

One thing I’ve learned this past year is the importance of momentum for me. Working in stops and starts just doesn’t do a lot of good. A day I don’t write much is a speed bump, temporarily slowing me down a bit, but it’s easy to gather speed again. A day of not being able to write at all – because, life – is like coming to a full stop at a red light. I have to accelerate from zero, but at least my engine’s been idling.

Any more than that, though, is like parking outside overnight in winter. Just getting started can take a lot of time and effort, and making it to the highway where you can move at a decent clip is fraught with peril. And skidding off the road or stalling in the cold means another long delay.

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