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Taking the blame

grand canyon

I wish I could explain what was going on in my head right now. For the past what seems like months, but is possibly only two weeks, I have been in a rut. No, worse than that, it is an expansive ravine rivalling the Grand Canyon, yet a little less picturesque.

Okay, so I may be exaggerating just a little. But I just feel I’m stuck. Going nowhere. And the worst thing is, I have no one to blame but myself.

So what’s wrong you ask?

Well let’s see…

I can’t think. I can’t write. I can’t spell. I am totally getting sidetracked by the smallest things. Anything to distract me from actually sitting down and writing.

Stupid huh?

Well, yes, for someone who loves to write and doesn’t want to do anything else it is rather dumb.

I’m blaming it on our upcoming vacation to the USA. You see, it seems that my brain is already in holiday mode – seven weeks too soon!

I have been sidetracked organising itineraries, making bookings, obtaining passports & visa waivers and I have even been thinking about what I’m going to wear on the plane! It is all time consuming you know!

Yet, as I search Pinterest for the yet another perfect ‘air travel outfit’ I am getting nowhere.

Well that’s not entirely true. I am half way through our tax, and up to date in bookwork/paperwork, so I must give myself credit for that.

But what I really must do is give myself a big kick up the you know whatsit!

I must take responsibility for my procrastinating and wasting time. I hate it. My mind has a well, mind of it’s own at the moment, running around in all directions screaming like a banshee. It is like a child on Christmas morning, high on candy canes!

So… here. Now. Right now. This! This is my accountability.

I need to pull my head in just write.

Just. Write.

Just. Write.

I’ve made a good start (with this blog post) and starting now I am going to fully focus on getting back to writing. Back to my story. Back to pitching. Back to new ideas.

And just write.


How do you climb out of a rut?

And do you have a perfect travel outfit for me? 🙂