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Always on My Mind

My New Writing Compulsion

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on Kimmer’s Books podcast. It was so great to be able to talk about my writing journey!

One thing that was asked was if the story was always on my mind. My answer: Absolutely! My bedtime ritual has become thought-mapping the story as it is and where it should go.

But what I failed to mention was my morning compulsion due to this always on my mind. Six months ago, I would wake up, practice a morning meditation and yoga session, and maybe even get a strength training workout in. Now, I jump out of bed and head right to my computer, as if completing these other tasks might staunch the flow of words racing to get out of my head.

I’m sure this can’t be true. How could meditation and taking care of my body get in the way of my muse? Despite the arguments with myself about this, I haven’t been able to break the compulsion to get to my computer first.

“Tomorrow, I’ll get these things done before sitting down to write.”

Never happened. I still get up and can’t fight the draw to get this story out and perfected.

It’s something that needs some work I think. I believe in balance, but in this case, my belief is not strong enough to override this calling.

Anyone else have a similar problem?

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