Traveling and Writing=No Bueno

Greetings from Israel!

It’s our second day here and let me tell you, I am just barely sitting down at midnight trying to muster together the concentration needed to apply toward achieving my word count. My records indicate sucky progress:

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I’m actually kind of embarrassed to admit it. I never found a cafe in Paris where I could escape to write. I had jet-lag. We hopped on another 5+ hour flight to Israel, got some more traveling fatigue, and here I am today. BUT! I am picking up the pace and trying to log more words. Today I can add 538 words next to 6/22. That’s better than nothing I suppose.

I’m also (struggling) to keep up with my reading. I’m reading Show Your Work by Austin Kleon. He’s the same dude that wrote Stealing Like an Artist.

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As you can expect, I’m following his advice and “sharing” what I’m doing. I’m not an expert, but I am a person fumbling through the process with a love for the process, and I think I can relate to a lot of people because a) I have a day job, b) I have children, and c) I’m a really, really busy person. I can say that I’m more productive today than my days of being single with all the time in the world. It’s a frustrating thought, but I try to move forward and thank my lucky stars for the knowledge I have already, and continue to have an appetite for learning more.

So here I am. Moving forward. Sharing my process. Trying to reach my goals. Putting one foot in front of the other, taking tiny steps until I get to my destination.

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