tamchronin: (Szark - lessons)
When I heard that it took David Eddings seven years to write Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad #1) I have to admit I scoffed a little bit. "I could do that in my sleep!"

Okay, so I'm stupid.

It's taking me about that long, and longer, to write Elemental. Part of my world building included writing a novella.

Sure, a LOT has happened in that time, but if I can make this a full time career at some point I won't be able to make excuses.

My World of Warcraft subscription is running out and isn't going to be renewed. No more "obligation" to play just because I'm playing a fee for access on a regular basis. Writing is the priority.

Okay, my job is actually the priority since I kinda need that to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads, but...writing before gaming.

I want the second draft of Elemental to be done by next Sunday. That's my goal.

I can do this.

I will do this.

This is what I want to do with my life.


Jan. 1st, 2008 02:30 pm
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I rarely make resolutions, and I'm not really the sort of person to stick to them if I do.

Blah, whatever. I'm wishy-washy like that. It's a character flaw that people either ignore, sympathize with, or end up hating me over. hehe I'm thirty-something, and it's not going to change overnight just because the number changed at the end of the date to '08.

That said, I'm making a couple of resolutions this year. Well, three to be exact.

1. Spend at least half an hour cleaning every day. I've gotten lazy and started doing the whole "cleaning whenever things hit crisis status" thing the last few (ten or so) years. I used to be better than this. And, I know that once I catch up, I'll maybe need only 15 minutes a day to keep things maintained, even with a kid in the house.

2. Write something every day. Even if it's only 100 words, I must spend time working on my writing. No RPGs, no WoW, no nothing until I've put an effort into writing. Even if it's just fanfic some days...I MUST keep writing.

3. Get more WoW characters to 70...and, Blizz willing, at least one to 80. Yeah, this one will be the easiest, in a way. But, it also reminds me that all work and no play will make the other resolutions not worth doing. Balance, in all things.

edit: Okay, maybe half an hour is a little ambitious while my foot is still healing. Owie. Double owie. That was REALLY stupid of me. I should break it into segments or something, for a few weeks... ~sheepish grin~


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