Well, that little break was quite enjoyable. I really needed to pull back a bit – having a couple of days without my son and without driving myself to the keyboard with a bullwhip was salutary.
But enough with that lazy life. It’s time to get back to productivity.
First order of the day is going to list what I need to be doing in the next few weeks. Lots of private stuff that I won’t necessarily talk about, but also planning my blog posts for the balance of the year, writing some of those, getting back into Book the Second, making more edits to Book the First, and so on and so forth.
So expect a list of things to do as my next blog post.
Well, it’s probably obvious, but my productivity has collapsed in the last few weeks. There’s no exciting explanation for it, it’s just fatigue.
So I’ve decided to allow myself a few weeks of, well, not vacation exactly, but lessened demands on my time. I’m still writing, I’m still working on getting Book the First published, I’m still working on the various projects… just without my usual impossible-to-complete task list.
So what have I accomplished lately? Well, I’m doing yet another editing pass on Book the First. I’m also working on getting someone to draw a cover image for it. I’ll probably also use said image as the basis for the visual theme of the blog, so there’s that.
As far as writing goes, I’m trying to get back in the habit of writing every day, even if it’s just a sentence or two. It’s frustrating – I’m just tired enough that getting started on writing is hard. Once I have the file open in front of me, I can keep going for a while, but getting that file open is tougher than it should be.
My various post series are… not progressing at the moment (although I’m slowly making my way through the first book of À la recherche du temps perdu, so expect a Just my Opinion post at some point.
But overall, I’m just trying to return to healthier energy levels. And it’s working, just not as fast as I’d like.
Story of my life, I guess.