It has been a long day, but a good day.
I felt good in my PT session this morning. I’m sure this had a lot to do with the fact that I got a decent night of sleep last night.
The balance of the work I’m doing right now is a tricky one. The client work is actually easier in a lot of ways – the work is formulaic and structured, it happens during business hours, and it follows a fairly predictable path. For the most part, that is.
The writing is different. If I want it to be good (and I always want it to be good), I have to tap into the creative part of my brain. And the nature of that part of the brain is that it sometimes cooperates and sometimes doesn’t.
I can write all day errrrr day. But to write well? Something that really jumps and that I’m proud of? That takes inspiration that comes and goes, and you can never really tell when it’s coming or going.
As a for instance, I slogged for four hours this afternoon on a submission about the review of the FOI Act in Victoria (which is about as riveting as it sounds). By the time I left for my guitar lesson tonight I had 1,700 words on the page and I hated every single one of them.
Then, I got home and had an idea for the closing paragraph. Once I had that down it’s like a creative tap was turned on – I got the whole thing nailed down in around an hour and a half. And I’m really happy with it. Only now it’s almost 11pm haha.
I’m kinda hoping the health/fitness thing is the same deal. I keep slogging and it feels hard and I hate all of it and then one day a light goes off and WHOOSH.
Today I am grateful for the fruit shop at Marrickville Metro that always has the good watermelon. Really good watermelon can completely turn my day around.