Hello and welcome to another Tired Tuesday Post.
I am feeling rather brain dead today. My main ambition right now is to make my Tuesday blog post on Tuesday with a minimum of whining. But no promises.
I was searching my Media Library for a picture of The Brain from the Planet Arous, which I usually use to illustrate my own lack of brain. I was having no luck when I ran across the above. That’s it! I thought. My brain is fried!
My writing has been sporadic at best lately. I progress on an interactive mystery (not murder, more about that in future posts) in fits and starts. I tell myself any progress us still progress. I wrote my article for Mohawk Valley Living magazine. I feel I should have done a better job. Thus I give myself mixed messages.
You know, something just struck me about the things I tell myself. I encourage myself over the unfinished stuff. Then I beat myself up over the finished project. No wonder I have such a problem finishing anything!
One may argue that the carrot-and-stick nature of my self-talk is not a bad thing. Get the first draft out, this line of thinking goes. Then be merciless in revision. That is all very well, but I did revise the article! Once I have submitted a thing and it is beyond my ability to change, can I stop with the criticism? It is something to consider.
So this is my Tired Tuesday Post. I shall hit Publish and strive to refrain from telling myself it should have been better. I only hope I did not whine too much.