Thursday, November 30, 2006

Time Constraints

Just another couple of weeks of school and then I'll be out for about three weeks. I'm looking forward to it, but it looks like I've already scheduled most of the writing that I need to do in that time. I have a couple of articles due by January 1, and I think I'm going to end up with a couple more non-fiction items to do. I have worked off and on on some fiction but it will have to take a backseat again to the non-fiction, which has deadlines attached and guaranteed paydays. Unfortunately, I've been lazy throughout the last half of November, when I did have a little more time to work on fiction. As I get older, the energy to write long hours seems to be declining, and I've found myself doing more relaxing than is typical of me. I did get quite a bit accomplished yesterday on my Jim Sallis article. Today I have to work on making up final exams.


Sphinx Ink said...

I know you're feeling jammed timewise...but three good things to remember: (1) guaranteed paydays ahead! (2) 'tis better than have too much to do than too little to do (idle mind/devil's workshop, etc.) (3) relax when your body/mind tells you to do so. You're a very disciplined person and you will get it all done--and, I predict, you will have a fiction brainstorm by the end of January and the words will come pouring out.

The Oracle Hath Spoken!

Sidney said...

Sphinx's #2 hits home to me especially.

Better too busy for me and better to have too many things you can't wait to write than nothing you want to write or feel inspired about.

Charles Gramlich said...

I agree. When I'm busy I often actually seem to get more work done on my writing than when I've "got" time.