Well, I started off strong this morning, still a bit on Eastern Timezone, so up early and writing for the blog from my morning post at Queen Malika coffee in the Castro. I committed (to myself) to write a new version of a short story I am working on, so I headed home after a while to work on that.
Instead I’ve managed to distract myself. First thought it would be a good idea to read that new Alice Munro story in this week’s New Yorker. Yeah, that will help to set my sights high. So I start that then realize I need another cup of coffee and make some decaf because I’ve been having too much caffeine lately. Then I get interrupted with some painting contractors who need to look at the condo building here. Then its lunchtime. After that I think, gee I should go get a workout in before it gets too late. So I putz around searching for my workout stuff which is scattered about because of the unpacking from my trip. At which point I decide – no, the gym is just a distraction from writing, so I will sacrifice that today. So I give up that idea, then promptly park myself in front of the TV to watch last night’s episode of Lost. I was too tired to stay up last night to catch it, and anyway I always need to skip back. I rationalize by considering that if I wait too long I’ll have to watch the prior episode first.
And now I am here again at the laptop – maybe I need to actually do the rewrite with pen and paper!