Day 20: Coming unblocked

Posted by on Jul 18, 2007 in Fiction, Meditation, Writing | No Comments

The morning meditation was interesting this morning. I tried counting the breaths, which worked quite well for a while; I got as far as forty-something before my thoughts drifted for long enough to lose count. But it was a tried morning; I think I drank coffee too late last night, and I had real trouble getting to sleep.

On the plus side, I managed to get some stuff done from my “To Do” list1, which I’ve been neglecting for far too long. Before I started the meditation, I’d cleared my “To Do” list of everything but writing-related stuff, essential stuff, and some leisure stuff that shouldn’t distract me too much. This dumped about three quarters of the things from the list into my “someday I might get around to” file. However, the remaining shortened list has been sitting there solidly not being done for the best part of a month now.

Last night I did some stuff for the management committee at the flats, and I did all the stuff I’d been meaning to do with my personal website, which is pretty much a complete rewrite. And I did it all in about three hours of pretty solid work, with some pretty good concentration.

Still no writing of fiction, though, which is a problem. If I want to get published, I’ve got to get writing.

Anyway. My dinner just turned up (I’m writing this in the bar/restaurant of Bristol’s Watershed Arts Centre) so I’d better pay attention to eating it!


1Which I keep on Neptune, a “Getting Things Done” style web service.

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