There’s a pattern here…

Yesterday was the second time I’ve failed with the schedule. I still wrote 662 words, but I spent most of my schedule time trying to distract myself from my work. The one thing I know is that the night before, I didn’t get enough sleep. There’s a pattern there. :)

Last night I tried to do better, but I still didn’t get to sleep on time and I woke up too early, from one of those weird dreams where you’re crying while asleep. I don’t do that often, but when it happens, it always throws me. And let me tell you, I was bawling when I woke up. :o I can remember why, but it was just a dream.

I’m probably stretching too far with this but I wonder if it isn’t related to the sudden lack of enthusiasm I have for my new book. The book was speeding along, and I’ve been thrilled by how fun it’s been, how easy the writing is, and then, for no discernible reason, I just … lost it. Same book, same events, nothing much has changed except I’m about to reveal something to my main character that will really push the book forward and the relationships, and boom, I suddenly start thinking the book sucks and my interest and ability to stay focused while writing has nosedived.

Also, I’m really sore all over after doing more physical activity than I’m used to the day before yesterday. It involved me, a rake, and a huge pile of gravel in my driveway. My back hurts, my ribs hurt, and I probably needed a good deal more sleep to recover instead of less! ;)

I do feel better today though, and I’m not going to let any of this get in the way of me trying to stick to my schedule today. I have about an hour and a half until it’s time to write and I think I’ll do something besides work during that time today. :D