Daily Update: Where’s my head at?
I wish someone would answer that one for me. My brain has been all over the place. I’ve had restless nights’ sleep. I’ve woken up the past couple of nights with the blanket wrapped around my legs and pillows on the floor. Despite waking up several times my dreams have obviously been tormenting me. Oddly I can’t even recall these dreams apart from trying to escape from something or someone. I wish I knew why.
I used to be able to blame my odd dreams on eating right before bed. Or perhaps my musical selection (I like to fall asleep with headphones on).
Speaking of which, MixZing has a cool sleep timer that turns off after a set amount of time. I usually set it for 30 minutes.
I wonder if my weird dreams have to with with switching from Metallica as my bedtime music to Joe Satriani. Hmmm. I’ll have to try something else tonight and see what happens.
So my productivity has been way off these past couple of days. Putting down 1000 words has been a struggle (except for these blog posts which just seem to fall out of my head). I’m not stuck in my story. Quite the opposite. I’m having a blast getting my characters into position to be threatened with death and dismemberment. But once I put my hands on the keyboard all I can think about it anything other than the story.
So I type anyway. I usually get moving and get distracted and then have to sit down and try again. There’s been a lot going on since I got back from Up North. This weekend my favorite daughter has a volleyball tournament. I should still be able to get myself into flow and knock out a good amount of words. Tonight she doesn’t have practice, but we’ve got our tax appointment. I guess I should get my documents together.
I’ve also got a lot going on. Many projects in fact. I need to record my story for Tee and Pip. I need to record my episode for the Action Pack. I need to get recordings from Mike and Scott so I can start piecing it all together. There’s plotting on Jack Kane I need to get on. Editing of Jack Kane that’s going well, but slower than I’d like. And of course I’ve got my writing goal that I’m watching slip further and further behind each day.
I feel like I should take a day off and just pound away on the keyboard and see where I end up at the end of the day.Hmm. Maybe, maybe not.
So yeah, there’s a lot going on. I need to get my head straight. Write down a priority list, and start knocking things off that list.
On the happier side, I’ve gotten a couple of stories out there. I got a review for My Teacher is a Zombie. The person wasn’t able to download straight to the kindle so I’m not sure why they commented about that rather than ask for help. Heck, I would have emailed it to the person if they’d asked. I’ve got all my contact info there. I am happy that I’ve had several free downloads and several people have bought a copy. I set the option for ‘set your own price’ so people can pay what they like (even get it for free). It just makes me happy to see people download it.
I’ve got a few more stories in the wings. I’m waiting on either editing or covers. As soon as I get those two I’ll put those stories together and get them up on smashwords and everywhere else. It’s been fun getting them out. I was planning on one per month, but I think I’ll just get them out as I get them out and see where we sit at the end of the year.
I’ve got many words I need to write. I guess I should get back at doing that. First I need to finish out the day job, then I’ll write, do my taxes, and write some more.