Ink-Stained Scribe


As some of you dear readers may know, I'm currently unemployed. As such, my schedule is really backwards, and in an attempt to turn it around, I've managed to make it worse. When I don't get a lot of human contact, I tend to drift off into the netherwhere and stop being productive.

When I was doing NaNoWriMo, I was writing a good 2,000 words a day, but for the past week, I've written a grand total of 300 words. I mean, I've been watching a lot of Korean and Japanese dramas, giving my brain a rest, giving myself plenty of time to do whatever I want that isn't hard. Almost like a vacation. But it's not really what I want to be doing. I enjoy it while I'm doing it, but it's also something that makes me feel like I'm wasting time. I wanted to finish the rough draft of my book this month, but I'm only at 64,000 words--not much more than I had at the end of November.

Is it a mid-book slump? Is it the absence of competition that NaNoWriMo offered? Is it being busy with Christmas party and wedding preparations? Well, if it was the latter, I wouldn't be watching dramas all day. Last week I was at least going to the gym nearly every day. This week, I've only gone once.

I know this is temporary. I'll get over it. This kind of slump happens to everyone once in a while. I think if I can get myself back on schedule, I can expose myself to human contact again, which will in-turn help me to keep things moving. I'm an introvert, it's true, but I'm never going to be a very good hermit. I do need people.

Therefore, I'm gearing up for this weekend's party to be a blast, so I can rocket myself back into productivity-mode!