I was originally going to post a piece about my current NaNoWriMo plans, but I had a very discombobulating day yesterday so I’m spiking that for now. Instead, I’m going to go on a bit of a ramble/rant. I won’t say specifically what caused all this, so just go with me here, okay?
There’s never any telling what’s going to happen tomorrow. Sure, you can make plans, but every so often; life, the universe and everything will do something that can and will turn them all upside down. And, chances are, that’ll leave you scrambling to try;
- making sense of what just happened.
- wondering where to go from here.
- working out how to mitigate the effects.
Am I saying don’t make plans? No, of course not. I know for a fact that I could benefit from having a lot more foresight and doing more planning myself. What I am saying is, if you have the opportunity to do something, don’t let it pass you by. Even if it’s something simple, don’t let it slip Sometimes, it’s the small things that become the most important.
More specifically, for writers (since this is ostensibly a writing blog); don’t put off working on something assuming that you’ll have time to work on it later. Or tomorrow. Or next week. Because while you’re busy thinking that, that’ll be when something will come caroming out of nowhere and knock you sideways.
I won’t deny there’s a strong element of me needing to follow my own advice on this one. I’ve been procrastinating far too much lately. And while yesterday didn’t directly impact my writing (or lack thereof), it did serve as a reminder not to take things for granted.