So I've been writing on envelopes and pads because I can't find my journals and notebooks, which are still in a box somewhere in the garage. (I just spent a half hour looking for them.) It's been just over a month, and I haven't finished unpacking my life and my office from the garage. That's sad. What's even worse--What made me think that I could go without writing so long that I didn't put my journals and notebooks in an easily accessible place? Why not walk them up to my office like I did with my computer? Have I been writing so erratically that I didn't even think about where I was putting them? Yes, it's been over a month, I now realize, and I haven't written in them. What the hell was I thinking? So now I'm writing on a pad that someone gave me, and I'm thinking now of just taking CDs with me to work, and back home, so I can write on those on whatever computer I'm sitting beside. (This is actually not a bad idea. Maybe I should have done this anyway!)
I realize that I need to write a little bit throughout the day--wherever and whenever time allows--so that when I get home and need to work a lot more in the office, sitting down and writing won't be that new to me. I've been having trouble lately just sitting my ass down, and I realize now--with the help of a writing group forum on LinkedIn (and thanks to anyone there who may be reading)--that this is due to the fact that writing is still not a consistent, everyday, blah experience to me, like sitting down to eat, for example. I don't have to prepare too much for that, and I certainly don't procrastinate about eating, so why can't I also sit down and write? This from a guy who has been published and paid for his writing (both as a reporter and short story writer) and who has written literally thousands of pages. Yet writing now in my hectic life is a hassle.
Disheartening. So I will write on these CDs and pads until I can find my journals and notebooks--and maybe even after I find them. And I will write a little bit a few times per day so that when I get home to write, it's not such a big deal. I will increase my output.