1.14.14

One of those days. Discovered a silly mistake I'd made and had to go back through the whole book and fix it, which took time. And truth be told, it just wasn't happening today. I made such a huge leap in thought yesterday that I think my brain just needed a minute to recover. So I edited some, and will come back to it later. Had a bunch of business things pop up unexpectedly, so I at least accomplished something today, though it wasn't any appreciable increase to the word count.

Which brings me, as it always does, to something I discussed at length over the weekend. Kris Rusch put it into perfect acronym form - WIBBOW - Would I Be Better Off Writing?

And the answer to that is always, ALWAYS, a resounding yes. And on days like today, when I step away from writing to do other writing-related activities, I want to tattoo it on the back of my hand, so I can have a nice visual to remind me to switch to the other side of my computer, already, and get back to work!

But there are non-fiction things that need to get done, especially coming into a release. Interviews and blogs and events to plan, and that really takes away from my focus. And I am on a seriously close deadline, and so WIBBOW takes on a new meaning. I must admit to myself that resistance is playing a part these days - it always does when I get this close to finishing a book. But I refuse to allow it reign. 

So off I go to therapy, and I will come back to the page this evening with a strong shoulder and a clear mine, and make something happen, whether the book is willing or not. 

Sweet dreams!

J.T. Ellison

New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes dark psychological thrillers starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the premier literary television show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

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