October 20, 2010
Time to Ketchup
My number two hurdle? Me. I've commented before on my lack of personal discipline. I tell myself that I'll do my on-line stuff and my writing stuff after work. I mean, that's what most people do, right? But I get off of work and all I want to do is hunker down with a good book. Or even a not-so-good book. So instead of doing what I tell myself I should be doing, I'm reading a record number of good and mediocre books instead.
So, what did I hope to accomplish this month?
1. Finish the post apoc. story to submit by the Nov. 4th deadline. I'm only about 25% done with it right now. There's no way that will happen in time, so yeah, big FAIL.
2. Prep for NaNoWriMo. I wanted to outline the major scenes and plot points, develop the characters. For once, I wanted to make sure I knew where I was going with the story before I actually started. I've still got a little time for this, but it's not happening the way I would like.
3. Blog with regularity. I'm usually good for 3 posts a week (not necessarily on a given schedule) but I've been wracking my brain for something to talk about. I even re-posted a post from last year in my desperation last week. Yikes!
See, I didn't have a lot of goals, but I'm starting to feel the pressure.
Makes me a little nervous about the pressure of NaNoWriMo!
P.S. The limited amount of on-line time means that I'm not commenting on all of your great blogs as much as I would like to. Even though I may not be commenting, I am reading them, but it's taking longer (my Google Reader number keeps getting bigger, not smaller!).