Friday, June 3, 2011

Laziness...It Tastes So Sweet

Hey all

I've been really slacking lately. I don't have any great excuse such as breaking my arm like T.D McFrost, but what I do have is a whole bunch of weak little excuses that, when put together, will hopefully amount to enough of a reason that you won't all yell and throw things at me (cuz that hurts my feelings).

After I put up my rough draft intro, I headed down to Virginia for my cousin's wedding so I was unable/ unwilling to work on much of anything. Work has been taking up a lot of my time, and now that i'm also going to the gym regularly, my evenings are pretty much spoken for as well. My time spent writing has been spent coming up with new book and short story ideas rather than working on my book/ blog. All of these excuses boil down to one central point.

I HAVEN'T BEEN PRIORITIZING IT LIKE I SHOULD!!!

It's a hard reality to face, but there it is. I've been slacking, and it's killing me. When I slack off at the gym, I can feel my body beginning to jiggle and I know I have to get back in the gym, but with writing, it's so easy to fill the void with other much less useful activities and never even notice the difference. I've been playing a lot of Final Fantasy X recently which I will never apologize for since it's probably my favorite game ever, but it's begun to take precedence over my writing, and that is something I can not stand for.

These next few weeks I will be spending a lot more of my free time writing. I have character profiles to create, a world to map out, storylines to make and intertwine, and research to do. I don't have time to be messing around and being lazy.

I've updated my intro and will be posting it shortly after I tweak the last paragraph or so and after that I'll be working on outlining for a while so I may not have anything concrete to show from it, but I'll obviously be cataloguing my accomplishments here and probably just taking some random tangents occasionally.

Until next time, stay frosty my friends.

2 comments:

  1. I slack off too. I used to spend hours playing League of Legends after I got home from work and goofing off on the block--or going to the mall. But that's life, and it often takes precedence over writing.

    I have an idea for a YA fantasy for girls and an adult fantasy for women (girls read more, so I might as well capitalize on that). I also have to finish revising my MG--the one I'm gonna present to the world. I have so much to do, yet I'm not doing it. Instead I play silly games when I should be doing more work.

    I deleted League of Legends and use that time to get my book ready to query. I think you just need to weed out one thing that you don't really need and fill that space with writing. The rest stays because they keep you socially viable. :D

    The last thing you want is to be an outcast who simply eats, sleeps, goes to work and writes. I shudder at the thought.

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  2. I hate jiggling. Jell-O makes me anxious.

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