Thursday, September 28, 2006

How Kristen Got Her Groove Back

I've been completely out of the swing of writing lately. Too much traveling and then being sick for a week...I just felt disconnected with my WIP. I'd write a page here or a page there, but nothing worthwhile, nothing substantial.

I also hadn't been working out.

Both of those things changed at the end of last week. I got my butt on the treadmill Saturday morning by 6:30 so that I could work out before my chapter meeting. It felt great! And I've kept it up, pushing myself to do crunches, push-ups, lunges...all the stuff I know I should be doing.

Funny thing is, my page count has gone up dramatically.

Monday - 6
Tuesday - 16
Wednesday - 9

I'm thrilled! It's great to find that rhythm again. And the best part is I'm on track to meet my goal of 100 pages for the month. Now, I'm not 100% sure the two things are related, but I'm not going to overthink it. Have you ever had an experience like this? A change of routine that jumpstarted your production?


  1. Anonymous8:19 AM

    Woo Hoo, Kristen :)

  2. Yes! Personally, I think it sucks that exercise brings about such productivity. Why can't the same be had from eating?

    It's a fact. Exercise makes us feel good-- look at things in a better way. I just wish I enjoyed it more...

  3. Changes in routine can be invigorating... and tiring at the same time. But I love to shake things up a bit everyonce in a while. But I think it is a personality thing. My dh hates change.

  4. I'm a firm believer that a body in motion stays in motion. :)

    Good for you!

  5. Kristen, I absolutely cannot write unless I'm working out. You're on a roll now-those pages are going to write themselves! And, you won't have to buy new jeans. ; 0

  6. I'm really proud of you...but please say it isn't true!
    Exercise tied to better writing production?
    Are you sure it isn't massive consumption of chocolate, pasta, bread and Margaritas?
    The true four food groups?