Friday Fess-Up: December 22nd

Welcome to December 22nd. You’ve made it through the long dark of the year. From this point on, the days will be getting longer. Soon yes, so very soon, the time will be upon us once more:

Barbecue Season.

I’ve been burning vacation time since the 18th, and I’ve gotta say that I needed the break. I won’t call it rest, because I’ve been pretty busy.

I did take one entire day off this week. From everything, damn near. I won’t say I was an epic lump for the entire day, but there was some definite lumpiness going on.

And a little bit of guilt – which is kinda ridiculous, but there it is. You spend so much time trying to do all the things, every day, and when you stop, you’ve still got that mental muscle memory and you don’t know what to do with yourself. So you feel like you ~Should~ be doing something.

I’ve been writing pretty solidly all week – with that single day exception. I suppose that I should be sticking to my schedule, but I’m just not getting up at 5:30 on a day that I don’t have to day-job.

You think that with the time I’ve got, I’d jump into full-time writer mode and knock out 2000 words a day or something. But that’s not how it works. 2k a day is something that you’ve got to work up to. I mentioned mental muscle earlier and I think the analogy holds. There is a kind of mental stamina that you’ve got to exercise to get up to that point. I know I’m not there yet, but I’m working on it.

So that’s been the week. I’m going to finish this post off and then head outside to do chores (Like I said, busy) before it starts raining, or snowing, or both, or neither – that’s Michigan weather for ya.

Be sure to stop by Sunday.

Be Safe Y’All.

Time: 9:51 am-ish

Music: Dragonforce – Through the Fire and Flames