I don't know where the time goes. For one, I can't believe the year is almost over. It seems like I was just making/breaking the all-important resolutions for 2009, and now I've got to come up with another list soon. *sighs*
Procrastination has reared it's ugly head in another way, too. I put off shopping way longer than I usually do, so I finally started on Friday. And realized a huge mistake in waiting so long. I spent all day shopping in the freezing cold with my toddler (yeah, big mistake) and had a hard time finding a lot of things. I got really frustrated having to go all over the place trying to find a certain coat that my oldest just has to have because all the other kids have it and could not find it. Then I spend a huge chunk of the day on Saturday searching online for the things I couldn't find in the stores. I kept seeing the dreaded OUT OF STOCK everywhere! *grumbles*
Well, the whole weekend has flown by, and I haven't written anything in my WIP. Not. One. Stinking. Word. I feel like the worst of the worst writers. Here I was going on about reaching the mid-point of my book, and I've just come to a stand-still. But that's life. This time of the year is hectic for everybody. From shopping, to family get-togethers, parties, and a host of other things, there's just not a lot of time left in the day for extras now. The guilt is starting to pile on, as well as the anxiety. What if I spend so much time away from my WIP that I can't get back into the groove? What if I can't figure out what to do next?
So, what's been going on in your life lately that's been eating up your time? Are you progressing along in your WIP, or are holiday preparations taking up a lot of your time, too?