Wednesday, April 30, 2008

In a Rut

Yeah, when I put the word "rut" into Google Image Search, that's the first thing that came up. It seems apropos.

I know it's no excuse for disappearing, but I've been in a real rut for a couple of weeks. Nothing really brought this about, but recently I've just felt very much stuck in a routine. I think mostly it's the job. Answering someone's phones and organizing their schedule can be a soul crushing endeavor. Getting up and motivating myself has grown increasingly difficult. It probably doesn't help that I take pretty much the same thing for lunch every day, as well.

I'm also thinking that not running has hurt my spirits. Thanks to a rather nasty shin/ankle sprain/strain (I don't know what it was, exactly, it just hurt and took a long time to go away), followed almost immediately by a foot sprain (which feels much better today), I have been off the pavement for nearly a month. I was able to run last week before my foot tightened up on me, and my strength and stamina were WAY down. It was very disappointing. I should be back up and running (so to speak) next week, though.

How else to cure a rut? Well, I've gone back and touched up a couple of scripts I've written and am now confident that they are ready to sell. As soon as my boss has a weekend where he doesn't have a pile of scripts to read, he's going to have a pile of my scripts to read. He's told me he'd read my stuff and I think the time has come. Some of these things are better than I remember them being.

I also got a Playstation 3 this weekend, so playing some Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto can help me blow off steam (and watching Blu Ray movies in glorious HD color is a real pick-me-up, as well). Nothing like technology to soothe the soul.

Here's hoping to a better month in May!

Crossword times return tomorrow. If you're curious, my NYT times have been slipping (I think because I've been doing them in the morning instead of after lunch), but I have had times under 4 minutes on the LAT and NYS for the first time in the past two weeks! Go me!

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