Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I Think It's Time...

For me to stop being messed up/bipolar/unorganized/unmotivated/behind on everything/crazy. Okay, not that last one, because, seriously...that's just not going to happen. But it is time for me to get it freaking together already.

This is my Insecure Writer's Support Group post for the month. If you don't know what the IWSG is all about, just click here. And thank you Alex for continuing this wonderful group. If you don't know Alex, click here. Also, this month's co-hosts are Julie Luek, Rachna Chabria, Beverly Fox, and Ilima Todd.

I am waiting to find out from my doctor about a few things going on with me lately and my spacey, sleepy all the time, just in general all over the place moods and immune system. Fingers crossed that she lives up to her usual awesomeness and fixes me.

That aside, I'm working up some plans. I've got to get some sort of system in place so I can get things together to make it easier for my currently spacey mind. I'm hoping if it works then I'll be able to get focused on things a little easier no matter what happens at my doctor apt next week.

And with the organizing will come a few things. For one, I'll be able to get caught up on critting better. Also, I should be able to get back to blogging and reading blogs more often. Finally, writing and editing/revising will come easier as well. With my mind being all over the place, so are my ideas. I go to write some on a WIP and another idea hits that I have to go write down and then I'm officially distracted from the WIP I had intentions of working on. But I'm also then distracted from any writing and end up going off to do something else.

If I can get my plan work, I will be able to jump all over the place like my mind wants, but it'll also allow me the focus I need to make myself focus on one WIP and actually write something. It'll be like a give a little, get a little. My mind wants to go crazy, so I will let it go crazy on everything except writing. Writing is the one thing I can't make work if I'm all over the place, so that will be my wild mind's compromise.

That's why I'm working on a good organizing system for myself. Because if I'm going to let my mind go crazy, I need to be better organized so everything doesn't wind up in a jumbled mess all over the place. And I'm really hopeful that it will work.

So, I hope to post more soon and see you all more often on your blogs as well. Funny thing about my wandering mind though, I've been catching up a lot on reading. Idk why I'm able to focus so fully on that when everything else is a jumbled mess of unproductiveness...

Oh well, that's my odd IWSG post for the month. I will see you all later and I hope you have an awesome day/week/month (depending on when I post again). Surely next time I post, I'll be a little more focused...maybe. And don't forget to check out Alex! Have a great day! :)

6 comments:

Michelle Wallace said...

Sometimes that "spacey" condition is the result of a mental spring-cleaning/decluttering...
Hopefully, your doctor will be able to assist, and you will be okay...
Everything of the best!
Writer In Transit

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good to hear from you, Kela!
Even if you can't get completely organized, sounds like a routine would really help you stay on track.

Debra McKellan said...

I don't want to scare you (or make you laugh too hard) but it sounds like you're pregnant. o.O

I'm actually going with my jumpy mind this WIP around. Not writing chapters in the order they will be when it's all done, just writing them as they come to me. It's liberating. :)

farawayeyes said...

Hi Kela, nice to meet you.

I've heard it said that having no plan is having a plan for failure. So...you're off to a good start. Set your plan and do your best to stick to it. Remember that even if you only make it 50% of the time, that's better than you were doing without any plan at all.

Mel Chesley said...

Well, good luck to you on getting organized. I also wish you luck and finding out what's wrong with you physically. It's difficult to get organized, but if you're determined, you'll feel better for it! More importantly, have some fun while getting organized! ;)

Misha Gericke said...

I hope you find a place where you can both let your mind go and focus it on your writing.

I know it's tricky, but it's there and it's possible. Good luck!