Friday 16th June 2017

Today was an odd day.  I’m not sure if I ate something that disagreed with me, or I just naturally feel tired, or I’m mentally stuck on something but I spent the evening feeling totally exhausted and have decided to go to bed early.  Worse still, I’ve not made any progress on the edits today.
I hate days like this.  In truth, the process of writing or editing a book is very much a story of ups and downs.  I hope The Climb helps convey that.  You have a good day and feel top of the world, and then one day comes along and screws you over and you feel miserable for it.
In some ways, having your head in another story / world for so long can be a bit unhealthy.  I notice huge emotional swings when I’m deep in writing, to the extent that I make an effort to take more breaks or try and condense the work into as short a period as possible.
But this evening, it wasn’t that I even wanted to procrastinate, I just didn’t feel ‘right’.
I’d had a day job meeting today.  It was basically my end of year review.  No real surprises there: nothing bad, nothing particularly good.
I’d planned to get away early and eat a very late lunch at home, but that didn’t work out and we went to Frankie & Benny’s.  I was really good.  I went for the chicken burger and the sweet potato fries.  But as I told co-workers I didn’t like the chicken.  It tasted very rubbery.
I started feeling a bit drained on the journey back home, such that I never stopped to pick something up for the evening meal and just came back home and watched a bit of Doctor Who and Youtube.
Days like this suck.  It’s one thing if you are procrastinating and never get anything done.  You feel frustrated with yourself but otherwise OK.  But when you want to get work done, and just don’t have the energy to do it…
So I’m going to take it easy today, go to bed early and then try and do some work tomorrow, as I would like to make some good progress this weekend.
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