Okay, my turn to forget…. The national holiday thing threw me. That and the fact that, once again, I have no idea what to write. I’m getting blogged-out, I think.
I’m in the final stages of writing my work in progress. I have the last chapters outlined and know exactly where the book is going and how I’m going to get there. What’s more, I like the ending and the build-up to it. The last chapter — which may end up being an epilogue — is a little self-indulgent, though I think fans of my earlier work will like it a lot. Point is though, the hardest part of the book is past me. The rest should be easy.
But it’s not turning out that way. Remember all those distractions I wrote about last week? Well, they’re calling my name. You know all those political posts on my personal blogsite last week? Well, they’re indicative of where my mind’s been recently. I am thinking about pretty much anything but work right now. I wrote thirty pages or so last week, which is terrible by Catie’s standards but a pretty good week for me. Still, those pages were a struggle, and I’m already off to a bad start this week.
Yuck. I’m kvetching. (Yiddish for whining.) I’m having myself a little whinge, as my Aussie friends would put it.
Ten things I’d rather do than work right now:
1) Go out and take pictures. Or work on the pictures I brought back from out West, which are still not entirely processed.
2) Pull out my guitar and learn something new. Or play the same old stuff I usually play.
3) Watch old episodes of “Buffy” or “The West Wing”. I could do it. I have the complete DVD collections of both. I can hear them both calling to me as I type this…
4) Read one of the half dozen or so books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. There are books there by my fellow MagicalWords bloggers, one by Guy Kay, others by Jay Lake and Tobias Buckell and S.L. Farrell. Those books could keep me busy for a few weeks.
5) Work on my next project, which currently looks much more interesting and fun and tempting than my current WIP.
6) Go to the Apple web site and shop for that new desktop computer I’ve promised myself. Of course the deal is I don’t get it until I finish this book. But I can browse the website, right?
7) There is a ton of chocolate in the house. And there are several bottles of very good Australian Shiraz. ‘Nough said….
8) [Laughs] Okay this one would be good if Nancy was home and both my daughters were at school. But currently things stand the other way around, and I’m not going to say more….
9) It’s not too hot out, and there’s a breeze blowing. It would be a good day to grab my binoculars and go for a hike.
10) Two words: computer games.
So, there’s my list. What does yours look like? Come on, give it a try. It’s Labor Day. What better time to come up with the things you’d like to be doing other than labor?