Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Battling the dark days

In the writing world there is a term for the days in which you simply have no desire to write. This term is called the dark days. It is all too appropriate as it often comes hand in hand with a dark a mood.

Yesterday I was having one of them.

In a miraculous turn of events, both my kids slept for three hours yesterday. You would think this would give me ample time to write, but I simply couldn't get into it. I wrote a little, hoping that some writing would help improve the mood, but it didn't.

So, I played The Sims instead.

Yes, it was awful of me, but everyone needs a break, right? Well, it came to a point where I thought surely the kids would awaken, so I stopped playing and listened at their doors. To my surprise, they still slept.

You would think that after having some leisure time I would be completely ready to write. So naturally, I surfed the internet. I checked Facebook, a few times. I looked at a few blogs. Then finally I came to this article.

I was saved! It gave me just the boost I needed to get back to my book and write to my heart's content. Only, that was the same moment the kids woke up.

I guess you can't win them all.

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