Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lazy Days of Spring?

I don't know if there is such a thing as a Lazy-Days-of -Spring emotion but that's what I'm suffering from right now on St. Patrick's Day. It feels like the middle of summer, emotionally. The weather is gorgeous.
 In January I painted my garage, even the ceiling, a bright white after a thorough cleaning. Then I madly mowed my yard to mulch the dead leaves that weren't raked and bagged. February came and went with lots of little chores inside and out. But these first two weeks of March, I've done absolutely nothing except read, watch TV, and nibble.
The worst thing is, I'm not writing like I should. I have projects waiting for revision, others waiting for submission, but with no desire to even look at them.When the phone rings, I put down my book and roll off the couch with a groan. "Oh, all right..." 
Hopefully, this too shall pass--soon...very soon.

20 comments:

  1. Delayed spring fever? Does that sound right? (Probably not--I probably have it backwards.)

    That happens to me, too, sometimes. It's usually when something is worrying me (like getting four, count them, four mss back unwanted). Or when a WIP has taken a wrong turn.

    Reading is a good sign, though. You'll pull through, probably when you least expect it. Or when we all get used to the time change and re-acclimate ourselves. :)

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  2. Oh, but enjoy reading, watching TV, and nibbling. I haven't been doing much writing either. Too many "family" and other things intervening. But if we want to write badly enough, we'll get back to it. At least, that's been my experience.

    Happy Green Day!

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  3. It will pass. I go through that every few months. It's nice to take a break and indulge the reader in me for a while. Then, when my mind has had enough of a vacation, I find that I actually go back to the writing with a rejuvenated mind. =)

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  4. The brain works in the background, so just think of those things that are percolating while you read, watch tv, and nibble! Give yourself time, and when you get back to writing, you might be surprised at what you'll come up with :-)

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  5. Andrea, four back at one time?? Ouch :( I'm sorry.

    Ann, I hope I get back to it soon!

    Jessica, Kenda, I like that! This phase is just a vacation for my mind to percolate and I'll come back rejuvenated and surprise myself :)

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  6. Spring? We're still dealing with more than a foot of snow - lots more in the snowbanks :)

    The feeling should pass - I always go through ups & downs in speed and energy :)

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  7. Jemi, I wish we even had a winter here in south Texas! It maybe lasted two weeks and we had one freak snow day (dusting of ice and snow that really lasted about an hour)but we called it a whole snow day!

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  8. And then you add in Daylight Saving Time and it really throws your system for a loop!

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  9. Anne, I laughed out loud when I read that :) So true!

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  10. I think it's okay, Catherine. Honestly. Reading is a huge part of writing. Sometimes I find I take these natural breaks, but it's because my body's tired. I always get back to writing (with more energy) when the time is right. :) Enjoy your beautiful spring!!

    Amy

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  11. I concur with the day light saving time adverse affect on the body. You will adjust as your body adjust to being yanked from its normal routine.

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  12. Shellie, I think you are right, the change in time must have a big part to do with it.

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  13. It happens to me right around the time I get a rejection umh, no thanks letter.

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  14. The spring weather has kinda made me slack off on my writing too! It's just too tempting to be outside.

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  15. Margo, speaking of outside, I just came in from puttering out there. Very tempting to be out there, indeed.

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  16. Hey Catherine. I think it's the natural ebb and flow of the creative process.
    Often when you return to your work. It's with renewed vigor.

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  17. I think sometimes we need those "lazy days". It gives the mind a chance to rest!

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  18. I don't want to get out of bed...but that's mostly because it's still so cold in Chicago!

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