Friday, June 03, 2005

The Pressure Cooker is on

I haven't been posting much the past two days because I had a deadline. Something I've been working on for quite a while. It's not a certain thing, just a maybe, and I wanted to give it my best. For that I needed to concentrate and to focus on my main mission.

It's funny, but I've just noticed the time has changed and it's now past midnight, which means I have gone a full day without posting. Something I promised myself not to do.

As much as I stress discipline, I find it the hardest to maintain. Not the discipline to write, but the discipline to be organized in my writing and do the million other things I don't like in the business. Like rewrites, like queries, like submissions, like keeping to deadlines.
I'm very good at keeping to deadlines if I have an assignment, but I suck at keeping to my own deadlines. For example, next week I wish to submit three stories I've been sitting on for a while.

I think that I'm going to take advantage of this blog and the kind people who read it and have a progressometer. Similar to what I've seen on other sites. Something that would track, publicly, how much I write, how much I've submitted etc.
I'll work on that on the weekend maybe.

I do feel the need to give an excuse though. I've had one of the lousiest winters and this past week the weather has finally been nice. I am indulging myself with occasionally sitting at a patio midday. But can you really blame me?

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Patry Francis said...

I love the progress meter. Keeps you accountable. I'm going to try to figure out how to get one on my own site.

Meanwhile, keep writing!

Melly said...

I'm thinking of creating a little 'trackerlet.' Something very basic but that others can use too. I'm thinking of something that would make it easier to track writing and publishing and to post it on a site/blog.

It's been a while since I wrote anything (program wise), so it might take a while, but if I do get around to doing that, I'll let you know.