Sunday, August 30, 2009

Keeping on Track

As the days of summer wind down to the golden leaves of autum, I find myself contemplating what I've accomplished this year, and what more I have to do.

What I've accomplished: jack shit.

What I have yet to do: too much to even think about without puking.

I need a better system for keeping myself on track and task. I'll be the first to admit there are just some days where I don't feel like writing or even opening a file. Like today. I've been up for all of an hour (I worked last night) and already I've managed to procrastinate for all 60 minutes. Not a new record for me by any stretch of the imagination, but time I won't get back nontheless.

Over the last few weeks, I've been taking my laptop into the living room and sitting on the sofa to write. I do have tv distraction, but there isn't internet connections to keep me occupied instead of writing. Problem with that is, I can't skip out of a program to do a little on-the-spot researching should the need arise. (like happened the other night when I needed some quick answers on the Greek Gods and Goddess.) So, that's a pain, but I have gotten some words down. In four days I wrote almost 20K. Not bad, even if it was spread over five books. But now I have to get really serious about the three that have loomingly close deadlines. (insert suspenseful music)

Today, I think I might sit in here and work. I have research to do as well as wanting to add some things to my files that I can't seem to find of my laptop (anyone know why in word 2007 the headers don't show up on the damn page regardless of typing them in five hundred times. very frustrating!)

And now..it's back to the grindstone.

-Kate

3 comments:

Sierra Wolfe said...

I feel you, Kat. I don't feel like I've accomplished anything yet this year either! I've been doing the same contemplating lately.

Alisha Paige said...

Well, we should start a club called JACK SHIT because I qualify to be President. Don't worry, sweetie. We ALL go through this. I've started 4 different projects and keep setting them aside for various things. You will get the urge to write like mad again. I promise. Sometimes we all get burned out. I know I do. Hang in there.

Big hug,
Alisha

Mark Alders said...

For some reason blogger didn't post my comment! ARGHHH!!

Anyway...hang in there mate. I am sure everything will be fine writing wise once your muse starts banging you upside the head like mine does.

Oh, I am not sure about the header trouble you've been having. Isn't there a 'hide header' function? Perhaps that is the cause of your problems? Dunno. I may have to check that one out.

Hopefully this comment will post.

*hugs*

Mark.

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