Seeing as I only updated late on Thursday, I don’t really have that much to tell you today.
The clocks changed last night, and that’s, usually, when my SAD kicks in properly, so I’ll see how it goes from here on in. I’ve already had my SAD light out for a while, but I find it very hard to concentrate on tasks (and finish them) at this time of year, my energy levels are in the basement and as much as I’d love to write for ROW80 and NaNoWriMo as well as finish several short courses I had signed up for before my university matriculation was decided on and approved, it’s going to be tough. And if push comes to shove, my studies take priority, no matter how much I’d rather be writing.
I didn’t get anything done on Friday as I looked after my gran for seven hours. Even though I had my study material and notebook on me (and out in the open in front of me), gran told me all about the “good old days” and didn’t give me a chance to concentrate on what I needed to get done.
Yesterday, I finally found the Google Chrome StayFocusd Extension, which will, hopefully, stop me from getting distracted on the interwebs. I have now set it to stop me from accessing the likes of Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter etc. between 9am and 8pm every day in order to focus on my studies and writing.
I dedicated yesterday to studying and coffee with friends so for once I haven’t written anything for ROW80 in two days. However, I have have decided to try song prompts for the next few stories.
My 2013 NaNoWriMo story The Bravery of the Soldier was partially influenced by the song Scrabble in Afghanistan by The Jamie Freeman Agreement, (and yes, that’s the older brother of actor Martin Freeman) so I figured I’m going to use their album 100 Miles from Town as inspiration and come up with short stories for a few of their songs. Normally I’m not into folk, western or Americana music, but I actually find them easy to listen to, and not too distracting while I work (says the indie and punk rock girl….).
I’m on track with my blog posts and Study. Read. Write. is definitely seeing an increase in traffic, which is amazing! You guys are awesome!
So now I’m going to use the last few minutes of internet-time before my self-enforced isolation kicks in. After that it’s study time!
And if anyone wants to participate in a small, blog hop about writing processes, please let me know! Still looking for 2-3 people I can introduce! 🙂