I used to write more frequently about assessing the evolution of my writing processes. Whether that was the actual writing process itself or the production involved with the conception to publication of these essays. I haven’t done so lately, admittedly, because I haven’t given myself time to look back at where I’ve been. The tool I wish I would have added sooner was my writing calendar, “Betcal.” Here’s why and how I wrote this essay.
I woke up uncharacteristically unmotivated. I wasn’t sick, headached, or otherwise hurting from anything major. If anything, the fatigue of a long workweek was dragging me down into subtle slumber. These are the times when I’m OK with detaching from reality for a short spell. How long depends on how long it takes to conjure up the mental resilience against the silent distractions that prevent me from working. About one hour or two, typically, suffices.