Ok, so it finally happened: I missed a day. Damn.
However, since this year is Leap Year, and Blog365 should really have been named Blog366 – I’m still going to make it! Woo-hoo! (Love my logic, don’cha?!)
It does mean that I can’t miss any more days, though, and that might be a bit of a trick, especially since what happened yesterday to make me miss posting actually happens a lot: I started work on a new project, ran into some snags, went looking for solutions and got caught up in learning/experimenting and the next time I looked at the time, it was after midnight.
This happens to me a lot, actually. If I’m in the right mood, I’m like a dog on a bone, white on rice – you pick your metaphor – until I come up with a solution. Invariably, I go off on a couple hundred tangents, find cool things that distract me and lead me off on more tangents, until poor Firefox has dozens of tabs open and my Bookmarks have doubled in number.
You’d think, wouldn’t you, that being like this would also mean I’d never have blogger’s block, that I’d always have something to write about with all my ‘www sidetrips’. Well, the key to the whole thing – hell, the key to me in general – is that little phrase ‘if I’m in the right mood.’ Cuz if I’m not? Ha! Forget it.
And so, this Fed Up Friday (albeit a day late) is all about the frustration of being an extremely mood-driven person. When I’m ‘in the mood’ or, more accurately, ‘in the groove’ – lookout! Nothin’ can stop me and what I create, what I write, whatever I’m doing – it’s the bomb! I lose all track of time and am so absorbed, the roof could blow off above my head and I wouldn’t even notice.
But when I’m not…faking it is hard.