It's what Swedish soccer player Fredrik Ljunberg must do every time he steps on the field. Focus on skill, on strategy, on keeping his eyes on the prize.
I'd love to report a record-breaking number of pages written over the holidays, but I spent most of the time between Christmas and New Years traveling for work, hanging out at the office, or yes, figuring out how to out-bowl handsome husband on the XBox 360 Kinect system. (I could use another week or so to practice....)
It was hard to focus on the WIP with so many distractions.
This week isn't going to be much more conducive to writing. The "teenager" is coming home after a few weeks away and honestly, I have missed her fiercely. Add to that an upcoming weekend visit from my beautiful mother-in-law and I doubt very much I'll have my eyes on the prize.
So what that boils down to is about three days of WIP focus - minus the commitment to my various New Years resolutions, solid time at the day job, cleaning the house, and checking out some of the free classes at J'Adore Dance this week. With that kind of schedule, my friends, I'm going to need some focus.
Good thing Freddie isn't in the midst of World Cup action. It allows the perfect opportunity for him to step in as this week's muse avatar - the first of the year! I'm sure between underwear modelling contracts he'll be able to fit me in, no?
Happy first week of January - may it bring you plenty of focus.
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