Tuesday I had a blah day. I didn’t really want to do anything but I pushed through work and napped in my free time after. I thought about being more productive (as I snuggled all toasty under my electric blanket), and finally motivated myself enough to get up and log some pages on my newest WIP. It’s not going to finish itself, right?
Do you ever have blah days? The trouble with those is they give the illusion that work stops because you do. You can lounge away at your office or desk and get as little as done possible until the clock strikes quitting time. I really didn’t want to write those pages, but I recently ran across some advice about this: write it all down, even if you don’t want to, and come back later to clean it up.
The muse doesn’t ignite all the time. You could be knee deep in a hobby or a book or just work and you might lose your steam. The trick is to keep going even if you don’t want to.
Now, I published this post a day late, so obviously I didn’t get everything done I was supposed to. The only reason I did that is because when I write fresh posts I allow a day to lapse so I can edit with somewhat fresh eyes before posting (which still doesn’t get all the errors).
The point is to get as much done as you can on blah days so it doesn’t stack up and overwhelm you on the days your muse comes calling. Plus your WIPS get done actually on time and don’t take forever.
Whatever you’re working on, persevere. Keep going even if you don’t feel like it.