Tuesday, December 01, 2009

November Down, Enter December

I have no pictures today. No paintings or drawings.
I hit my 50k wordcount mark in nanowrimo the day before Thanksgiving and then all my time was eaten up with the holidays and family and regular living stuff.
Now I am off my feed.
My word count has fallen (because I still have more writing to do) and I haven't painted anything in days.
How does it always work like that?
I invest in a goal and getting it done and then I kind of collapse after it, even if I didn't over extend myself with the goal. I made sure not to over extend myself this year, I didn't even do nearly as many AEDM drawings as I'd hoped and yet still, I"m all discombobulated.
I haven't even posted since Friday and have been online less than usual.
Okay, so here is my guilt post, even though I don't have a piece of art to post with it. Now I have to take care of all sorts of business.
How about you? How are you doing in your creative goals? How have the holidays treated your ability to get things done?
You know, it seems that November is a lovely month, with it's alliteration and all, for novel writing, but it's really bad in the social obligations arena.


Cori Lynn Berg said...

I'm working on finishing a painting series for an advent event at my church.. feeling crazed.. and worried i will collapse afterwards and not have much left to enjoy the holidays...But i'm happy to have been given this opportunity.. my artist eye has been on hold for a few months...

Jessie said...

Holy taledo, woman! CELEBRATE!!!!! :) You are a creative powerhouse!

By the way, I like the idea of creative goal setting. I get so caught up in my every day to-do lists I forget that I can do such a thing. It adds a nice twist to an already creative life.

I am soooo proud of you! You are capable of ANYTHING! :)

khairun said...

I think it takes alot of guts to be able to do what you when you have so many other day to day obligations as a mother. Goal setting, whilst very motivating, can also be very stressful, hence the feeling of guilt for not meeting them. Thats why Ive personally decided to just let things go for a while now that I have a 2 month old baby. I do what I can, here and there, so its all very unstructured and 'organic' if you know what I mean. Having goals now would just set me up for disaster because there are so many things i'd like to do and not enough time or energy to do them. November is a month for reflection, looking back, taking stock and enjoying my time at home with my little one.

Anonymous said...

first catch your hare, then cook him........................................

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