Linda’s prompt for today’s SOCS post is yawn. You can join in here: https://lindaghill.com/2019/02/15/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-16-19/
I have come to realise that I am easily bored.
My mind never seems to slow down or rest. Even at night I often wake up with an idea in my head that I have to get up and write down or it will be gone by the morning. I have always been like this although, in the past, it was programmes and music for my spinning classes, or other artistic ideas that came into my mind during the early hours of the morning.
Sometimes I think my mind is a like a wave, endlessly moving up and down the beach of my life.
When I am bored, I can stop yawning and I can’t make my mind think. It floats away on a sea of fluffy pink ideas and I have to keep forcing it back to the task at hand. Fortunately, this only happens to me at work when the task I am performing is “old hat” to me and I don’t really need to think about it. I hate repetitive tasks and I hate preparing templates to help other people understand my work. It is immeasurably boring for me after doing the same job, in slightly varying forms, for twenty plus years.
I would not have lasted in my job for all these years if it didn’t have plenty of exciting projects resulting in lots of working weekends and late evenings. The projects provide the excitement I thrive on and are always challenging as I try to fit the regulations to accommodate the specific requirements of the project. It is lots of fun and I never yawn during those times. I occasionally have a tantrum when the stress becomes overwhelming but that is to be expected, don’t you think?
After all, we are people and not machines.
I find writing very challenging. It never makes me yawn and neither does editing and re-writing. In fact, developmental editing comments fill me with enthusiasm and keep me awake at night as I re-write scenes in my head, incorporating the advice I’ve received.
What makes you yawn? Do you like editing and re-writing?