Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A little bit of a let down

Since Sunday, the day of the very optimistic blog post I seem to have broken. The sun decided it wanted to come out, and come out in style. For the last three days it’s been too hot to do much more than sit down and read. So that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve been reading like a crazy person. I haven’t got much else, if anything done, simply because it’s been too hot to sit down and draw or write, even in the evenings.

I have however been planning a new novel, linked slightly to DW but still somewhat separate. I’ve been world building around it and also figuring other stuff out about DW itself in my head. It makes me happy though. Thinking about this stuff has helped me to realise things about the world of DW that need more work or parts of the novel itself that need to be changed or removed. The editing process is a long one and it seems like there’s rarely an end in sight. Really though I enjoy it. I’m getting to make what I’ve written look more like I imagined it in my head and that is always a good thing... well almost always.

So... to summarise my progress on my goals so far (from Monday to the time of writing this;
  • Draw something each day – 0/2
  • Write something none-NaNo/blog/DW related everyday – 1/2- world building and mild planning for the newest idea.
  • Spend ½ hour on oSaM a day – 0/2
  • Edit 1,500 words of D.W. daily - 0/2
  • Plan for NaNoWriMo – 0/2 (does thinking about it count?)

I honestly feel like I’ve let myself down by how much I’ve not done.? I know in my mind I could have found some way to make it comfortable enough for me to work on something at least but I didn’t. I ask myself why? Am I just being lazy... AGAIN? Or is it something else? From Friday and all through the weekend I had not touched a single cigarette. Come Monday, when I start to avoid doing anything I was smoking again. This has got me wondering... are cigerettes affecting how much I’m getting written or drawn. Are they really that much of a drain on my creativity? Or am I just finding more excuses for not doing what I know I should?


  1. Oh man. Planning for Camp Nano has been invading my every thought the past few days... but I'm so not prepared.

    Smoking is bad! If you're only smoking because you're bored, find a better habit! One that won't kill you...

    Good luck to you on making your goals for this week - and without cigarettes!

  2. I think thinking time is time well spent!!! I hope your CampNaNo prep goes well, have a great week :)

  3. Congrats on quitting smoking! That is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

    And, yes, thinking about writing always counts in my book! My book, which is as-yet unpublished, of course. ;p

    Happy writing to ya!


  4. Best wishes on quitting smoking. That's a challenge, but you can get it done. Reading is still time well spent in stroking your imagination and story craft self. I hope you can get some words down on the page soon, though, since that is your goal. Cheering you on!