One of the best things about writing is never having that Monday morning feeling that I remember so well from when I had what my mother would call a “proper job”. On the other hand, you don’t get the whole Thank-God-It’s-Friday buzz either, as chances are that you’re writing all weekend when you’re on a deadline. Still, I never quite lose track of the days, and when I sit down at my computer on a Monday it always feels like time to square up to a new week.
I’m going to Scotland for a few days this weekend (I know, more holidays!) so had planned to keep this week clear to crack on with The Secret Princess, but it never works out that way: a drink here, a coffee there, some nifty juggling of the hats I wear for different roles - oh, and the absolute necessity to get my nails done (hey, I can’t go to Scotland with raggedy nails), and suddenly the days are filling up again.
In my experience, writing is all about tricking yourself into the right frame of mind. Am I alone, or do you have any psychological tricks up your sleeve too?