With Daughter's college thing approaching, I've been out of any kind of normal groove for months now. My writing has fallen by the wayside, as has my querying. Any shallow attempt at dieting has failed. Exercise? Puleeze. The blanket I was crocheting for my other sister sits in a bag, a quarter done.
Are you seeing a pattern here?
Now that orientation is over, I'm trying to get back in the groove. The kid and I have exercised two days in a row. I haven't done too too bad at watching what I eat. (Stupid blueberry muffin attack.) The writing and the querying are still shelved, but I did pull out my 2010 NaNo novel and start editing it. And that blanket is getting done - slowly but surely.
Two days of healthy living doesn't seem like a whole lot, but I'm calling it a win. Being five chapters into a 35 chapter edit might not seem like much, but when you're red-inking up printed chapters and rewriting as you go, it's a good start. And even if I'm only getting a strip of crochet done a day, it's more than I was producing before.
For me, it's just a matter of making these things a priority and stop using excuses to get away with being lazy. (Yes, the college thing - while very important and gray-matter consuming - was an excuse.) It's all part of getting in the groove. Toss the excuses and focus on accomplishing something.
Rah rah rah and all that jazz.
I'm not sure how long this will last. I've had the best of intentions before and they never lasted more than a few months. (Usually a few days, but hey, the longest was a few months.) Cross a few fingers for me.
How are you at getting back in the groove after you slipped out? Or are you one of those people who never seems to lose their groove? How do you do that?