I’m a busy busy bee.

To say things are a little hectic right now would be an understatement.

Yes, I’ve let my word count for the year slip. I know I can make up those words and I haven’t give up hope on hitting my targets. I’m not in a slump, it’s just that life has decided that I have a half-billion other things to deal with other than writing. I feel like a chicken with my head cut off trying to chase my tail while running in circles. I just want to jump off the merry-go-round (those things were never merry to begin with) and yell “HOLD ON A MINUTE!”

Alas, that’s not going to happen. Things aren’t going to slow down just because I’m trying to will them to stop (though that would be nice). Needless to say, I’ve fallen behind on everything except work and the my favorite daughter’s volleyball.

So I made a list and started checking things off. I’ve gotten caught up on a website I promised a person. I’m waiting for the site to transfer to the new hosting site and all will be good. A little more tweaking once it goes live and we’re in business.  I’ve responded to all my correspondences that I’ve allowed to slip. If you’ve been waiting for a reply from me, I hope I’ve gotten to that (save one that I will do as soon as I complete this post). I still have a number of things I need to get done.

I need to:

Post all the chapters of Paradise Palms on the blog.

Post all the chapters of Golden West: Season 1 on the blog.

Order a cover for Golden West.

Order a cover for Of Gnomes and Dwarves

Apply edits to: Golden West, Of Gnomes and Dwarves, Billy Barbarian.

Make updates to all currently released books (many minor edits, nothing severe)

Update the descriptions of all my books (most are weak, some are in desperate need)

Write! I’m 53,000 words behind. Yes, I write 10,000 words last week, but I’m still behind.

All this and in the next few weeks I’ll  be taking a week’s vacation, moving, celebrating the 4th of July, getting the my favorite daughter off to volleyball camps, getting my favorite daughter ready to go back to school.

Things aren’t going to slow down just because I will them to.

Like I said, I know I’ll get caught up. At this point I’m just trying to keep from getting further and further behind.

I’ve posted about this before. I want to be a content creator. With everything else that life throws at me, I need to make choices. Many of those choices mean that I don’t consume as much media as I would like. I would love to sit down and actually watch Battlestar Galactica. Yes. I’m that far behind in my TV viewing. I have a couple shows I watch (Mythbusters, Big Bag Theory, Big Brain Theory) and that’s about it. I try to avoid TV. I keep a list of shows I’d love to watch, but with my plans, I need to stay focused.

Speaking of falling behind, I’ve backed a number of kickstarter campaigns and I hope they all succeed. It means I’ll have more books to read. I have digital copies of comics I’d like to get to. I’ve got some online comic strips I’d like to read. There’s a lot of media I’d love to get to, but I need to sacrifice something. That means I read for about a hour a day, watch my couple of shows, then I write. I write like a fury any chance I get. I’ll continue to write like a fury until I’m not just caught up, but well ahead of where I want to be.

Things aren’t going to slow down just because I will them to.

If you write, I know you’re busy. Many people plan to write for a very long time and just never get around to it. I’m no one special. (well, I like to think I am, but I’m not). You’re no one special. I don’t write for a living. I would love to write for a living, but in all seriousness, my job pays well enough that I’d have to make a killing selling books in order to quit my day job. That means the day job comes first (well, family comes first then my job). Writing is high on my list, but it’s a nice-to-have. That’s why I need to set goals, hit targets, and push myself to get things done that I want to get done.

Speaking of getting things done. I just needed to stop in here, clear my head, and now I need to get back to work. Those words aren’t going to write themselves and I can’t stop time.

Until Next Time!


Posted on June 10, 2013, in Weekly Update. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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