Bad week?

Did you have a good writing week? Did you get a lot done, or did you have one of those periods where you’re stuck? Did the day job get in your way, and make you incredibly frustrated or did it inspire you?

There are good times, when it flows beautifully. There are bad times when to can’t remember the word for that thing – you know – that you put water in – round thing – cup! It’s a cup.

Our brains aren’t machines. They don’t work the same day after day (although anyone who had a temperamental car knows that analogy doesn’t quite hold true). They get affected by emotion and food and hormones and other people and the way your chair digs into your back and it’s just too cold and worrying about bills and a bad night’s sleep.

I’m having a bad day. I hope tomorrow will be a good day. It’s very important to me that I remember that tomorrow is another day, with no mistakes in it yet (mixture of Scarlett O’Hara and Anne of Green Gables there). A bad day’s writing – a bad week – a bad month will end. Just keep going. Be kind to yourself. It will come.

In the meantime you might what to consider taking a break and curling up in the corner of the sofa and watching a favourite movie. Believe me, sometimes that’s all it takes to get things started again.

I hope so anyway, because that’s what I’m going to try now.

The House at Baker Street by Michelle Birkby

The Women Of Baker Street

Sent from my iPad

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