I haven't written in 10 days now. It's my longest no-writing streak since I started 200 words a day. But now it's time to get started again.
The past 10 days have been hectic. The past month really. But every day, usually 20 minutes before midnight I'd force myself to my laptop and type some 200 words out. It felt like the quality of my writing declined but at least I was getting the job done. But then I got to a point where I just needed a break.
I missed one deadline accidentally and thought I'd continue the next day. But I also felt some relief by missing the deadline. My days have been so busy at work that everything else began to feel like a chore. I'm used to working on my own projects after work, but this felt different. I write to get better but it's also a stress reliever. A way to process thoughts and ask questions. Rushing to write after a busy day lacked that catharsis. So after I missed that day I decided it was best to take a break. As concerning as it was that I'd lose my momentum, I was more concerned I'd lose the joy I get from writing.
Today is the first day post a big app launch at my job. And I've been itching to write again. Those 10 days felt like time wasted but now I feel re-energised and almost desperate to get started. Let's see how long this streak lasts. If it's a month or just a few days, it doesn't matter, as long as I keep coming back.