Thursday, December 20, 2007

A blog about doing nothing

I have accomplished nothing today. Sure, it's only 11:00 a.m., but I've been up since 6:00. I got the kids fed, dressed and off to school. I've watched some T.V. I've taken a bath. Read some blogs. Said hi to a few online friends. Listened to a podcast. That pretty much sums it up and is exactly the reason that the blog and my computer went dark for almost a week.

It's so easy to get sucked in and I'm horrible about chasing the latest shiny to catch my eye. I've been tempted to try the Penman Shipwreck, but I'm afraid that for me, it would be another shiny. I would find myself obsessing over how to count my words and my pages and totaling them constantly and perhaps this pen would work better, etc… You get the picture. That's how it would be for me.

I've got a lot to accomplish in January. I need to be querying First Ghost and to polish and submit some of my short stories that have been lingering in limbo. I should be able to do these things and still participate in writing a new novel, but I know that I can't. I have a set amount of time and I do best if I focus on one or two things. I tend to be very scatterbrained and to take on too many tasks.

So I'm going to stay on the sidelines which is hard for me. I love to play. I love to compete and push myself. But this is my dose of reality. I'm easily distracted (who am I kidding? I LIVE for distraction.)

Bad kitteh. No shiny for you.

Now I'm going to do laundry and write.
Oh--fun stuff to do: Check out AJ's first podcast!


Midnight Muse said...

Well, as much as I'd love to whine and beg and talk you into joining the Penman Shipwreck, it takes a smart person to know how to discipline their time. Since there will be another Shipwreck next January, and you can always look forward to Project Slush Pile and this Fall's Great Tea Debacle. So it's great that you'll be querying and finishing and polishing stuff.

A writer's work is never done :D

But just to add one more shiny - one of my favorite sites for it's humor is and you can "Build your own" using their DIY tab. Reminds me of the LOLcats!

Mary B said...

I'm anxiously awaiting Project Slush Pile! I will most certainly be joining you.

I looooooooooove Oh dear. I haven't been there in a while.

Look! Shiny!

Arachne Jericho said...

Distraction is so easy these days. :)

Keep on shining. I mean polishing.

(I didn't know has a Despair builder now! Shiny!)

Mary B said...

Unfortunately, turning great literature to LOLZCAT is another shiny, but one I'm not willing to give up. This weeks is bending my brain, but I WILL make it work.