Okay fellow Artful Quilters Webring members, and other creative types - here is a question for you. How many of you suffer regularly from days of fractured creativity? You probably know what I mean - those days when you pick up a project, work for half an hour, get distracted by something else, find yourself pulling fabric and embellishments for a new project that hasn't gelled in your head yet, work on some WIPs, drop everything to zone out at the computer, etc.
I had one of those days today, and am very frustrated. I hate getting nothing productive done! What I have noticed, however, is that those days really seem to be more common when I am close to completeing a project that I have spent quite a bit of effort on. Could I be suffering from separation anxiety? Or is it just procrastination? Aargh!
On the positive side, those are usually the days when email gets answered, the house gets tidied up (somewhat - not too much - gotta keep DH's expectations of cleanliness good and low, don't want to set a clean precedent), and a nice dinner gets made, usually with dessert.
These are also days that are generally followed by insomnia, which I both enjoy (get lots of net surfing done and find cool stuff) and dislike (can't sleep, can't get comfortable, grumpy the next morning). Ah, the addled brain of a creative person on a fractured day.