Dear Indie Girl,
After exposing my great plans for taking over the world by becoming a writing machine, life did what it does best, and TOTALLY THREW OFF MY GROOVE! I went from 2 or 3 weeks of a good writing rhythm where I wrote 5 or 6 song drafts. Then I, arrogantly shared my success story only to turn around and have a week like this one. Where I write hardly anything.
Schedule changes are killers! And you know what else is a killer? Not getting enough sleep because you want to stay up and watch one more episode of Kora! Don’t do that.
I’m a full time musician so the schedule changes really shouldn’t phase me at this point… sadly, they do. If my schedule gets thrown off, I feel helpless to write a single thing worth hearing. Mostly because my brain is so focused on what’s going to happen next. The beauty of sticking to a writing schedule is you don’t need to think about what’s going to happen next. The latter excuse is just foolishness.
What I have learned though, is that when these things happen, I’m tempted to guilt trip myself into a routine again. Don’t do this either. Self-deprecation is NEVER productive. If anything it only hinders my writing further.
When you have a week like this, give yourself some grace, go to bed on time and get back up tomorrow and start over. It’s always okay to start over.