Thursday, August 16, 2007

Where Does the Time Go?



Ah, the fine art of procrastination. I'd venture that few have mastered that flawless skill as wonderfully as I have. *sigh*

There are so many projects I need to get to, and only so much time in the day. And yet I'm still behind where I wanted to be. Scrapping the first three chapters of my last Storm Lords to start over doesn't help, but the book is finally moving the way I want it to.

Getting started and finished on that marketing plan that I need in order to best promote my books is still flagging. Every time I start this stupid thing, my mind scatters in a million different directions and I end up getting less, rather than more, done.

Sad to say, but I've fallen into one of those work sinkholes it takes some effort to escape. But no worries, I've done it before. I'll do it again.

The funny thing is, I know I'm goofing off. And with the start of school, and having to get up with my kids at freakin' o'dark thirty, I can't stay up late anymore, which has really cut into my writing time. But with the church daycare program starting up next week, and my toddler leaving the nest for a few hours daily, I see major change in my writing time....I hope...

Just curious if the procrastination thing is just me, or if everyone does it. Sometimes I chalk it up to a lack of discipline on my part, and at other times I blame my mother. I was born late, so this is all her fault, right? ha ha

Marie

2 comments:

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

i think right now part of it is that it's summer and the freaking 107 degree weather here works brilliantly to bring about ennui.

Kaz Augustin said...

Procrastination is an old old friend. I mean, I'm here, aren't I? LOL

Re the "dark o'clock" -- on their very first day of school this past Monday, my daughter said to me: "Why did you wake me, mama? It's still nightime outside". I laughed when I thought she still has another decade (at least) of this ahead of her. I'm such an evil mommy!