Monday, May 11, 2009

Time to get serious

I have been in a writing funk for the last week, looking for anything and everything I can to do something other than write. Needless to say I have only gotten a couple of thousand words out of my head last week. Much fewer than I needed to do. It probably would have been fine if they had all been on the same piece, but they floated around three or four pieces and not a single one is probably worth keeping and my weeks work will most likely be relegated to the recycle bin of my computer in the near future.

Speaking of recycle bin, I took a tip from BT and cleaned up my flash drive files where I keep all of my stories (once they are accepted they get put to disk and stuffed in a filing cabinet). I had a whole slough of stories (I think we can call them that, maybe just a collection of semi-coherent words is a better description) that were just sitting around doing nothing. They are now gone and my flash drive looks a lot nicer for it. I actually know what I have now. Some of them were just a couple of notes or a simple scene that I couldn't remember going anywhere. That actually felt good to get done.

This week the plan is simple, write as much as I can and piss around as little as possible. It will be hard with such things as Twitter and Facebook and addictive little games like Pandemic II (Thank you Barry) but I think I can do it.

While I am at it I want to Congratulate one of the newest members of my wall of blogs I follow, Samantha Sterner- AKA Horror Girl, for her microfiction story which will be part of Weird Tales video series. Fantastic news!

9 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Spring cleaning can do wonders. I hope this week is uber-productive.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron- This week I could write about the conductive properties of a pickle sandwich and feel more productive than last week.

Barry Napier said...

Of course, I'm sure it is an Evil Pickle!!!!!!

Catherine J Gardner said...

I'm in a non-productive slump as well - at least our houses are tidy right? Looks around room - or they were.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I spring clean my book mark folders. It makes me feel incredibly productive : )

Jamie Eyberg said...

Barry- That pickle would be ready to take over the world and make all of creation bow before it.

Cate- If picking up toys all day counts, then yes.

Nat- I still need to do that, it is getting messy in there.

Horror Girl said...

thanks for the congrats Jamie!

I hope you write your heart out this week! (though not literally.)

K.C. Shaw said...

My word count has started to pick up (finally) after several near-zero weeks. Hopefully it's something in the air, and you'll get wind of it soon! In the meantime, it doesn't hurt to do some spring cleaning.

Carrie Harris said...

I'll join the no pissing around goal setters group. Of course, I'm here commenting on your blog, so you can see that I'm doing a bang up job already.