Mondays present a formidable challenge, but Wednesdays hold the honor for the longest slog of the week. You may call it Hump Day, but for me, it is Work Until You Drop Day. Ok, that title isn’t very succinct, and it certainly isn’t clever. What do you expect from an over-worked, stressed-out brain? Creativity is in short supply on Wednesday. The routine is rigorous and not for the untrained. I hit my desk early, fire up the laptop, strategically position the coffee pot close to my trusty cup, and dive into my day.
I hammer away at spreadsheets, import data, manipulate formulas, sort, analyze and summarize, tie it with a pretty bow, and send it to the project’s distribution list. Lunchtime passes without a break, daylight dims, my colleagues sign off for the day, and I continue to fill in missing pieces. The last task of the day is sending messages for information, confirmations, and clarifications needed to complete the segment and stay on target. It is past my normal bedtime when I decide I am too tired to make even one more decision. My bed calls, and I answer.
No matter the challenges and the obstacles blocking my way, I maintain the item at the top of my list as a non-negotiable. Yesterday I wrote 297 (countable) words.
Did you write yesterday?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer