Words & Thoughts – Week 29

Weekly thought & writing update.

Words

I’ve been writing. Not as much as I wanted, but I’m battling stress and an unusually hot British summertime. I just don’t understand how this heat is happening in this country. How? Why? How? ๐Ÿ˜“

I’ve been writing in a notebook, which is a change I always find refreshing, and sparks some creativity. I feel like I’m chipping away at blocks of difficulty and resistance while writing Into the Unknown, changing the POV, and finding a more fluid writing style – a style I used to have. Somewhere along the way my writing became sparse. Sometimes sparse is good. It doesn’t work in Into the Unknown.

I will keep going. CampNaNoWriMo has turned into a bit of a mess and a disaster, but the important thing is that I’m writing, and I can see how Into the Unknown will take shape. I can see a final product in my mind and that is what keeps me motivated to keep going. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thoughts

A schedule – how far to go with one? The older I get the more I’m understanding that my brain is driven by logic, and rules. It searches for them.Because when I know the rules I know how to behave and what to do and that helps my anxiety. I don’t like chaotic things. I like a clear path, and knowing what exactly I need to do to get where I want to be.

These last few weeks I’ve struggled without my college-related routine. I came to a point where all the plans I had just weren’t happening because I was wasting time not knowing what to do. So this week I’ve created myself a schedule, made goals that I can split down and be flexible with. Some days I have more time to write/do more than others, so I’m working around that. And so far it’s working.

Fingers crossed it continues to. I am a person who needs structure. Writing/blogging/creating are my outlets for imagination and freedom and chaos. I can handle it in that form. Otherwise, I need lists, and logic, and the alphabet. ๐Ÿ™„

We’re all different. What about you? Do you need a schedule? Do you thrive on chaos or order?

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