Saturday, February 15, 2014
Back on the Blogging Bandwagon
Well, so much for my best laid plans to be a better blogger this year.
Here's what happened with that.
Firstly, I was recovering from surgery, and totally overestimated my ability to still be able to do stuff.
I mean, it's lying in bed with my laptop. I've done that before. You know, I bet I'll actually get more done than usual because what else will I have to do?
The answer to that is: Sleep for at least fourteen hours a day.
But I'm back up and about now, and feeling much better.
The second thing was my pseudonym, and a deadline that was fast approaching for a book already under contract. And those developmental edits were massive, and required a lot of rewriting what I already had, plus adding in a bunch of new stuff.
Oh, well it won't be that hard. It'll probably take a week at the most. I can totally manage it.
All I'll say on that front is: that deadline was the scariest ever. I made it, but there were a few days there when I thought I was about to crash and burn. Deadline, meet writer's block. You two are going to love each other.
In retrospect, I don't think I'm disciplined enough to become a full-time writer. I think I may actually get more done when I'm also working the day job, because then I tell myself that I have to write now, or I won't get another chance for a while. Whereas, on holidays, I tell myself that I can absolutely have a nap, or watch TV, or try to teach the cat to sit. A failure, BTW.
You know that saying about busy people getting more done?
I think I'm ready to be a busy person again.