I didn’t get nearly as much done this past week as I would’ve liked. Between the husband being away, the kid not sleeping well and my migraine, writing was sporadic. I did spend a lot of time thinking – which I know looks a lot like I’m just staring into space or at the TV, but honestly, the brain was going a million miles an hour.
The problem is that I have several things that are in the revision and /or copy edit stage, which is cool because revising under an editor’s direction is something I’m really enjoying. But I also feel that whole, I need to start something new, jones rear its head. And I’ve got so many different things I’d like to start to work on that I can’t decide which direction to move in.
I know that when this happens (because trust me, it happens several times a year until I’m happily working on 4 things at once), it’s my mind’s way of telling me that it’s just not ready yet. Still, it’s my natural instinct to fight to get something down on paper because I really like to write and I get frustrated with myself when things aren’t happening. Impatient much? But this process has gotten me through the writing of many books and proposals, and I need to stop fighting it.
What I do make myself do during times like this though, is get ahead on other things – like putting together website updates that I need Bekke’s help with, finishing my bio for the HQ site, ordering business cards and generally trying to get the business side of this writing gig organized.
Anyway, take the quiz – it certainly fits in with the whole brain theme of this post:
You Are 35% Left Brained, 65% Right Brained
The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you’re left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Oh, don’t forget to check WriteMinded over the weekend – this week’s winners will be posted sometime on Saturday!