My mind has been scattered over a variety of projects and I want to work on all of them at once. The problem with this is I can’t focus on anything.
The solution – at least this time – is for me to do a little of several things. Last night I wrote for a while but after a conversation with one of my daughters, I put away the writing and watched an episode of Midsomer Murders.
Tonight I came home, spent time with Ken, watched another episode of Midsomer Murders and crocheted a ruffle scarf. In an hour and half I watched the show and finished a scarf. When I’m done with this blog, I’ll be switching over to writing on a novel.
I’m not getting the hours and hours of writing in but I am getting some crocheting, writing, and relaxing done all in one short night. I’ve got this crazy list scrolling in my head. I’ve got ideas for painting, crocheting, writing, and I want to work on all of them. Of course I’m one person and can’t do six things at once so I have to pick.
As I’m finishing things, that to do list in my head ticks these things off and for a little while at least it quiets my crazy need to DO something.
At the same time, I’m in my head. I can see scenes I want to get written; see projects I want to crochet, see pictures I want to paint, and so on. The more in my head I get, the less I accomplish so I’m jumping out of my own mind (yeah even I’m scared to be in my head sometimes) and just doing what feels best. Tonight it was a ruffle scarf while I watched a tv show before I work on my novel. Who knows where my crazy brain will take me tomorrow. See why my head scares me?