I had what I can only assume was a brilliant idea for a blog post during my lunchtime run today. I’ll have to assume that because I’ve completely forgotten what it was.
I think it had something to do with being in the groove, because that’s where I am with a lot of things right now. I rode out the most recent period of stressful “oh no, the sky is falling, what do we do” meetings and conversations, and now we’re in the “we know what to do, let’s execute” phase of the cycle, which I find much more manageable. Realizing that those events really are part of a cycle helps me get through them, so next time I hope I’m smart enough to remember that at the beginning of the unpleasant part.
I’m also in a groove with writing. The blog has been rolling along, and the novel is gaining steam. I stumbled a bit with my “two hundred and fifty words a day” goal around the beginning of July, but today marks thirteen straight days of putting down words.
A lot of my other projects have similar momentum, and I remembering how key those long streaks are. Back in the first few months of year, I was good about paying attention to them and not breaking them. (I’m sure you can find blog posts to a effect with no great difficulty.) Every so often I remember how great the groove is and what I can do to stay in it. Right now is one of those times, so I’m going to do everything I can to make it last as long as possible.
Fitness: Ran 3.5 miles
Sun, Moon, and Stars: 383 words, 329 seven-day average, 266 average, 31369 total, 1131 to go for the week; 13 straight days of writing