Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wow. I'm Not Distracted...?

So most of you know my job consumes me, but I simply love it. I love the kids and the people I work with, it makes days go by so much easier than what they used to be and a lot of people can't say that when they work 48 hours a week, or more. Perks on the job is I get a lot of downtime after putting the kids to bed. That time has given me stuff to do with my own writing and also reading, which I am now starting the Max Ride series by James Patterson. It's awesome. Plus, I'm trying to get back into my drawing so I take that in some nights as well.

It's weird though, some of you know my husband and I recently moved into a house. It rocks! I get my own Art Room, something I've always wanted. I think it's important for me to have another outlet to create outside of writing cause sometimes you need that clean break into something different. I guess drawing is just a visual of telling a story though, but hey it's all good, right?

Anyways, the point is we don't have internet yet. I visit the library if I can and check all the fun stuff, but at home I'm able to write on the computer without being tempted to see who's on FB or check this and that on Twitter. Without the internet I am less distracted and I think it's working to my advantage. It's weird to think now I'm okay without having the internet, I must have been seriously addicted before!

I'm off to work in a bit though, so I hope all of you have a fantastic day! Next week on Thursday, for sure, I will be checking in on blogs since it's my only day off. Miss you guys!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Where Am I In The Game?

The Game.

The drafts, the edits, the revising, the Beta Readers, the Critiques, the edits again with revising, etc. You take one step forward and three steps back, but then you get your double turn so the hope is usually restored. However, I find myself completely out of the game. At least, that was I thought until today.

I am totally sick of not being able to write. I miss it. I find myself thinking about it all the time. I could do this, I can do that, that part should be completely cut out, you catch my drift. I'm even starting to miss my rejection letters! So after having all of these ideas and thoughts for my work, ones that never go any further for a number of reasons, something else brought me to my conclusion of where I am playing wise.

I'm simply in my time out during this game.

A strategy needs time, taking a new approach to my writing habits and ideas is what I needed, and I am going to execute this greatness like it's nobody's business when I say, "Time In."

And guess what? It's Time In.

How about the rest of you? Are you playing the game?