Well, I took a day off after meeting my deadline for a thesis chapter yesterday. Until the late afternoon, when I had to start cooking (a chickpea curry which, especially for a first try, turned out quite tasty, if I do say so myself ^_^), I was able to do pretty much whatever I wanted. Being able to wake up and relax rather than worry about things I need to finish. It was a really nice change of pace! Felt good!
The one thing that bothers me, though, is that I really haven’t been writing at all, or even done anything writing related this day. I’ve had all day. Could have worked on more preparations for the book, think about how to finally progress the uncharted parts of Project Realm, visualize more of my characters, continue the less than halfway done Star Wars stories… Heck, I could go for ye olde Daily Writing exercise I did when I started my blog again! It’s fun and a great way to get and keep the creative juices flowing, but I sadly found much less time for it since I started working on my thesis and non-study related writing was pushed back to only the late hours of the evening. Instead I just did, well, other stuff. It wasn’t until almost halfway into the evening that the writing gears actually began grinding.
Reserving the day for study and domestic activities and (if time permits) the evening for free writing and other more relaxing things was something I’d implemented so I was able to actually get work done on my thesis. It has since become pretty much a daily routine, which, I suppose has stuck with me through this non-work day as well. It’s understandable. Routines are not easily changed, after all. But it is also, a bit odd, especially considering that on days I’m working I always imagine how when I have a lot of free time, I’m going to finally do all the writing I wanted to do but couldn’t. And whether it’s because of routine or not, no such luck today. -_-
Although, maybe it’s a good thing the routine hasn’t been broken just yet. Starting tomorrow it’s back to work again and I’m going to need the consistency if I want any chance of not drawing that writing process out again and actually get done with it within the next month. So until that moment when the gates of creativity will be allowed to swing wide open, I suppose after-dinner Archive writing it is. There are a lot worse ways to spend your evenings, right? ^_^