I missed last week’s check-ins entirely, partly due to the snowstorms that slammed into upstate New York. We didn’t get hit like Boston or Providence, but it was messy here. My mood took a dive, however, which was more of an obstruction than the snow. The day job has become ridiculously busy, with a piling on of projects, many of which have the same due dates. Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to say no to anything for at least a few more months.
A major part of my mood was the return of my doubts about my writing. Well, not my writing as such, but the guilt that I am not pulling my weight with household tasks or spending enough time with my family. My usual early morning writing time has dissolved into insomnia, and the brain fog is constant.
I’m deeply embarrassed to be so negative. As a sponsor for ROW80, I need to be positive, more of a cheerleader. I’d love any hints on how to handle this negativity and guilt.
My goal for this week is to write at least 100 words a day on a presentation I have to do in March. Another goal is to look at two draft posts, hoping to get them posted this month. I also plan to reply to comments for at least ten minutes three times this week.
Please go encourage other ROWers, whom you can find here, on Facebook in the ROW80 group and on Twitter at #ROW80.