My journey through the world of writing and everything that lies in between…

Yeah, this is what I've felt like lately.

I don’t know if it’s the burnout from NaNo in November, the cold weather and the fact that sunlight disappears around 5 in the afternoon, the stress of the Christmas season or a combination of all of the above. But I’ve got little desire to do anything.

All I want to do is be lazy and sit around. I don’t want to go Christmas shopping–in fact, I’m dreading it with every fiber of my being–I don’t want to cook or do any chores (which explains the unfolded laundry…for a week), and as much as I want to write, every time I open up Word, I get no farther than a paragraph before I’m tired of it.

I know I need to work past my slacker nature, which I’ve determined is a major personality flaw of mine. But it’s so hard…

How do you break yourself of any sort of slacker tendencies? Do you struggle with it as much as I do?

(Don’t forget to enter my contest. So far, I’ve only gotten three comments as of this post. If I don’t receive any more on the previous entry, I’ll just assume people aren’t interested…and I surely hope that’s not the case! )

Comments on: "It’s Official: I’m a Slacker" (7)

  1. I know how you feel. Usually I’m totally pumped for Christmas, but this year I barely can function. Hopefully it will get better. Right now everything just seems like too much work.

  2. *sympathy smile* I hope you perk up some. I get the slacker thingy too and I’m not sure how you get it to pass.

  3. Sorry for lack of comments, Dara! I’ve been both out of this and way more into “that” than I want to be. (Unexpected house guests this week have required me to clean and that’s a MAJOR undertaking at any time.) Then there’s the stress of not knowing if or when my husband’s paycheck will arrive or if he still has a job. I am so ready for this year to end. Surely next year can’t be worse?

    Ok. As far as what historical period and place to visit – most definately the Jerusalem in Jesus’ time, although I wouldn’t mind being there for the birth. But his life and preaching are of more interest.

    After that, I’d love to be a fly on the wall during the Han dynasty maybe during the Wang Mang era for researching my next novel. πŸ™‚

  4. Let’s blame it on Ohio!!!

    Ha! Maybe this is just a sign that we need to take a break until the New Year. I’m planning on coming back with a vengeance come January 1.

    • Yes! It’s all Ohio’s fault πŸ™‚

      I think I’ve pretty much taken a break from life until the new year…although I still have to do the Christmas shopping and baking. No way for me to break from that… πŸ˜›

  5. If it’s Ohio’s fault, then why am I so lazy here in Indiana? Did it just follow me back to college? πŸ˜›

    I’ve been completely unmotivated, too. The polar bear picture fits both of us at the moment. I haven’t worked on my novel at all, and I’ve been doing just enough to get through my schoolwork until the time comes for me to start studying for finals…which I will hopefully be able to motivate myself to study enough for.

    I’m not sure what it is. Post-NaNo blues? The freezing weather and overwhelming desire to just stay under the covers in the morning? End of the semester fatigue (in my case, anyway, not yours)? Who knows. But it must end, sister. We must get motivated again.

    …Maybe tomorrow…

    • Because you have Ohio blood πŸ˜› Also you are a college senior, so it’s natural.

      And yes perhaps there’s tomorrow. Maybe.

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