How long can you say you are writing a book without actually doing any writing? I don't know if there's a category in Guinness for this, but if there is, I'm thinking I qualify.
Okay, so that's a slight exaggeration. But still, I have this really good idea. I've been doing my research. Bits and pieces of it come to me and I've done a not-half-ass job of capturing those thoughts. I just haven't written anything beyond the first paragraph.
Part of the problem is that I am just swamped with work, and very little of it is mindless or routine. It's mentally taxing, so a lot of days I feel like I don't have two brain cells left to rub together. I know this will change, and I'm not complaining. If I didn't love my job, I wouldn't do it. But what I do need to do is figure out some when I can get some serious me time to compensate for this, some time to just breathe and regroup and then some additional time to write. One of the many Jennifers I know mentioned she's going on an Omega Rejuvenation Retreat, and that might be just the thing I need, though at a different time because I don't think it would be beneficial for me to go as part of a gathering of friends.
So I'm mentally bookmarking this idea to revisit in a few weeks when I can really think about my calendar and my needs.