It’s nearly 4am. I’ve been working on writing stuff for about 4 hours and I still feel like I haven’t accomplished anything!
I keep reworking or correcting crap that should have been put to sleep long ago. Even when I have an increasing amount of new, better projects I could be working on.
I make these lists. And I even remake my lists over and over again! ‘Cuz every day, there’s a new idea, a new take on priorities, new (and old) projects that have to be reshuffled through.
It never ends.
When you have to do it all yourself, and only in your spare time–like at 4am on your night off–it just never ends. New things crop up before you can get the last 20 finished.
Right now, as I write this, I am killing time waiting for Create Space to upload the paperback version of a story years old. And not because I expect anyone to buy a short story in paperback, but because this is like version 3.67 or something and I have to correct the previous paperback version so it’s consistent… Okay, it’s a long terrible excuse, but let’s just say that I can never seem to escape from past tangles to get a good forward momentum.
To give you further idea of how backward I am, I am currently listening to a Don Henley *CD* that I bought in 1999. Yeah!
So my list… I actually did kind of mark a couple things off of it, at least partially. I started a few things that I now have to revisit to be sure they take and get done by other (generally cybernetic) parties.
Two major things I wanted to work on:
- Revising Masks so I can get the final draft uploaded in time for the release date.
- Working on a Patreon account in the vain hope that some folks out there will feel artsy-generous enough to flip some coin to fund these projects. I’ve actually been thinking of this since before the New Year! That tells you about my tail-chasing, own-butt-sniffing circular motion that gains little ground. (And about how I’m not making that a priority because I just can’t believe people do that kind of thing. But apparently they do.)
But I didn’t do either of those things tonight.
Also need to fix this website. The new theme isn’t compatible with my portfolios that feature my fictional universes. (You may have noticed…) The text and images are askew. Oh well, not tonight.
Also should have gone to the gym at like midnight. But who has the motivation to do that at midnight??!!
I did write the beginnings (about 600 words) of a new space pirate story, which is now a NEW item on my long list. And my damn list ain’t getting any shorter as it is. Just what I need…
Okay, got that paperback sent in for processing. Time for bed!
(Sorry, no picture to go on this post. Couldn’t find a good shot of a dog sniffing its own butt…)