As many writers here in the U.S.A. can probably relate, my productivity took a bit of a nosedive on Tuesday. I knew Tuesday would be a bust for me; I hate election coverage, no matter what kind of election or whether I support any of the candidates or not. Just let me vote and tell me the results in the morning, I don’t want to watch somebody make predictions and hash out the minutia all night long on the news or on Facebook.
In an effort to avoid all of that, I gave myself permission to watch The Crown on Netflix instead of writing Tuesday evening, hoping it would block out the noise. It did, and some of the character relationships actually provided a bit of inspiration. But Wednesday night came, and I still had four episodes left, so…
My Thursday did make up for a bit of what I’d missed, and I have been better about putting time in since then, but I still haven’t gotten back in that dedicated groove I found the first week of National Novel Writing Month. Hopefully Week 3 will bring with it a fresh start.
In other news, The Crown is very good (I’ll be writing a full review later) and I recommend watching it. Just maybe not when you’re supposed to be writing.