Disciplining the Slug: Revisited


Since my posting of June 28 (Disciplining the Slug), I have:

  • NOT set up a writing space
  • NOT been on a steady schedule of 30 minutes of writing per day.  In fact, I think that I have written for all of three days (though for about 90 minutes a piece).

Some things have gotten in the way…or rather, I have allowed them to get in the way.  There was the Independence Day holiday, which included a day-trip with the wife.  And there was…well, then it…OK…just my unmitigated lack of motivation.

I have signed on as a content developer for Nevermet Press.  This is a new open-source gaming company.  It really is a rather cool idea and I hope it will be a good foot in the door for writing permanently.  If I can get my rapidly expanding backside into a seat and actually convert words and ideas to megabytes.

One would think that I didn’t enjoy writing the way I keep avoiding it.  It’s hard to explain…I don’t understand it myself.  I suppose if I did it would be less of an issue and I would know what to do about it. 

I have come to the conclusion that I do a better job if I actually leave the house to write.  Most of my writing has been done at the coffee house and other places.  I’m not confident that I would spur myself with a writing space in my home.  A daily schedule isn’t going to cut it either. 

Perhaps if I give myself deadlines.  Complete X by Y.  This may push me to juggle my time better.  So I’ll look at what I’m working on and give it a shot.  I’ll keep you posted on my progress (or lack thereof). 

About Shedrick

I am a professional librarian and a part-time writer that's working to do that the other way around. I currently live in North Texas in the lovely city of Denton (“The Home of Happiness“) with my lovely wife and the obligatory demon-spawn cats. When not writing, gaming, or watching cheezy kung-fu flicks, I can sometimes be found in a pub (or the American equivalent) enjoying a fine brew.
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