The good news first.  C25K is going well, and I’m eating very healthily.

But I don’t seem to be getting much done in the way of writing.  Partly because of the weather–for here, its been pretty good and we have been taking advantage of it by going out for walks.  I’ve also been hung up on other writing responsibilities that I have slowly worked through.   I just finished the last one yesterday!  I’ve said no to everything else sent my way, so I have a clean schedule for the next few months.  But will the motivation return?

Sometimes I think I have a motivation dispenser in my head.  It works well for writing when I am not doing other things like exercise.  But when I am really motivated by diet and fitness, then my writing discipline suffers.  Could it be that there is only a finite amount, and I have to spread it around?

I’m gearing up mentally for my annual trip to the USA.  This year we are going in January rather April so the time is nigh.  We’ll do the usual trip on the Sunset Limited across the West, and end up in New Orleans on January 25th.  I’m looking forward to that part, but not the airplane.

I’ve been listening to a hypnotic induction by a guy named Paul McKenna to help me conquer my fear of flying.  I’ve used his stuff before and found it helpful, so it will be interesting to see if it has any effect on me this time.  I am, from past experience, very suggestible when it comes to hypnosis, so it might work.  I hope so.  Spending thirteen hours on an airplane being freaked out by every bump and engine burp is no fun.