The Great Writing Drought — An Inky Mess

Arrowhead Freelance and Publishing

I have this tendency to judge myself based on checklists. For instance, I finished writing my first draft, so there’s a check mark. I didn’t finish studying for a midterm tomorrow, so a big ugly X in that box.

The problem with this method of self-organisation is that when you list “wait a week before reading your first draft”, you have no fucking clue when to put the check mark in the little box. Do you do it at the beginning of the week so you can proclaim your intentions to the world and therefore feel obligated to actually keep your word; or do you do it at the end of the week to reward yourself for not peeking at your little piece of shit cooking in the oven?

And even if you decide when to check mark your list, you have to somehow summon the willpower to not look…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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