I’ve never actually been diagnosed with OCD, but I definitely have some of the traits. As I look round my desk now I find comfort in the things I have lined up in the way I want them, though they may not be stereotypically precise. The issues I have are more commonly about having things completed, however temporarily, and moved to one side so that my mind is clear and I can concentrate fully on something else.
My worst scenario is when I’m firefighting… not literally…
But when I’m having to respond to emails/phone/mobile/clients calling round in person and jumping from one set of accounts to another answering queries and dealing with problems. I end up under a mountain of paperwork and with dozens of computer files open.
That is no good for me.
It is hard to clear one’s mind of business and allow the creative side out to play when the day job is like that. In my perfect world I would have everything else up to date and packed away so that I would know I could focus on the writing I want to do without worry of interruption. Of course that never happens so I have to make the best of the situation and try and ignore everything else that is calling out for my attention.
I’ve started blocking out writing time in two hour sessions this week. Some days that has worked better than on others. But it has allowed me to get a few words down, as you will see shortly, and I’ve kept up with my blogging schedule.
This week has still meant a lot of GDPR work but I shall not linger on that topic as I’m sure, like me, you are heartily sick of it.
The really terrific news though is that my entry for the flash fiction competition for the Bloggers Bash came 3rd!! Yay!! This was an international competition and I am yet to see the full list of results but I know that first was:
And I came third with:
At the moment I have no idea who came second but if anyone who reads this knows please leave me a comment as I’d like to go and read it.
So, that just leaves the word count…
Project B – Hill of Beans – previously 5532 words – still 5532 words.
Project C – Parallel Lies sequel – previously 5036 words – now 6275 words.
So not great, but it’s something. Onward!
Have a terrific week everyone 😀