Struggling To Write
I guess some of you are wondering what happened to me since I have been absent from Persona Paper for some months. All is well, but I have just been struggling to write.
The problem isn't that I don't know what to write about, in fact it's the opposite. I have over 1,000 articles from past sites that I have written on (and which have now disappeared) which need editing and re-publishing. I have countless ideas for articles in my head too, a list of literally hundreds of topical, personal and travel/history related ones which I would like to work on as well.
My problem is Time, that and feeling overwhelmed and not knowing where to begin, since I want to publish both new articles and old ones and don't have time to do both.
When I get overwhelmed by work, I tend to back off from doing any at all. I think I probably have A.D.D. to a certain level, as my mind constantly wanders, and I find it hard to keep focused on one thing at a time. This gets worse the more different things I have to do, and so instead of writing I often in the evenings sit and play video games instead, which isn't helping.
The other problem is my full time job, which has become very busy, and aside from lack of time to write, even at lunchtimes, I often feel brain dead by the time I get home.
At lunchtime I maybe get 30 minutes to write, which is ok for a quick article (like this one for example), but it's no good if I have to select images or to do any research. Some articles which might take several hours to write in a single session will take me a week to work on at 30 minutes at a time, so progress is slow and it's really frustrating.
Other than that things are good. Health wise my wife and I are doing ok. Hopefully we are now over the spate of evil coughs and colds that beset the UK over the winter. These wouldn't disappear and kept coming back, so neither of us have felt great since December, but now that Spring is on it's way I hope things will look up.
It's good to see Persona Paper doing better. I have hoped for so long that people would be writing more on here, and it seems that finally it's working. Still hoping for great things here, and at the same time disgruntled that I am not doing much to play my part in helping, but I promise to write more when I get a chance.
Image Credit » Copyright Tony Payne 2014