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366 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 75

March 15, 2016

Comfort zone

What are you more comfortable with — routine and planning,
or laissez-faire spontaneity?

Although I can easily switch between the two, I would have to say I am the most comfortable now with routine and planning. It is not that I want routines or plans, it is just that I have memory issues and if I do not plan out the things I want to accomplish and stick to a daily routine, I will forget about important projects.

Planning is a new thing for me. I didn’t really begin planning my days until the past few months. Now I have a desktop calendar where I schedule events, create tasks and to-do lists, and keep notes about upcoming projects. You see, I have given myself quite a challenge for this year. This is my year of doing writing projects every month of the year. I’ve decided that there will be no more excuses for me not to write. I also knew that there was no way I would keep all of these projects in my head without planning them out. I believe this has already made me a more disciplined writer. I am not sure though that it has made me a better writer. I guess that still remains to be seen.

And this brings me to the laissez-faire spontaneity part. I love to be spontaneous and just write when the mood strikes or my muses direct me. I do a lot of my best poetry and fiction this way. It is probably because I am not over-thinking what I am writing. The only problem with this is that not a whole lot of work gets created. My muses are randy little creatures, especially Evelyn who would much rather be on vacation somewhere and being the center of attention than giving me things to write about. Catharine usually only chimes up when I am sad or depressed. If everything is going relatively well, she doesn’t whisper much in my ear. It is very easy for me to just fall into procrastination mode.

So what I have cleverly done is to tap into the energy of my Animus, Stefano. He is the task-master, the organizer, the planner. Not to mention, he has a way of getting Evelyn and Catharine interested in current projects. I don’t even want to know how he does it. It’s quite possibly by some R or X rated means. *shudders* not sure I would want to witness any of that, it would be like walking in and seeing your parents having sex… *closes eyes, puts fingers in her ears and repeats…lalalalala!*

So yes, all of this to say… I am now a planner and stick to a routine.

How about you, dear readers? Plan and routine? or laissez-faire spontaneity? Share your thoughts with me in comments.

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