I am falling behind on blogging again, but this time I have an excuse. Well, two excuses… The World Cup (I’m depressed over England’s dire performance today) and Wimbledon–hopefully Rafa Nadal playing tennis will cheer me up. But enough about sport… Once I get started I won’t stop! 😉
What else is new over in Kaz Land?
Well, I haven’t done much writing–I’ll have to ‘fess up when I do the next KSC check-in post over on LJ. I was trying really hard to do the adult rewrite of DOL, but then the World Cup started, I got my cover, and my inbox exploded. Not literally, but I honestly don’t know how Big Time Authors manage all their ‘correspondence’ (I mean the ones without assistants, anyway).
I also have four manuscript crits/read-throughs to do. And two websites to work on for friends/clients. And! the possibility of another writing project that I can’t say anything about, yet. Just in case it doesn’t happen. (But it’ll be very cool if it does.)
On top of all this, there is a personal situation going on that has completely derailed my progress and left me feeling pretty sad and drained. I alluded to it a while back, but now it has become so bad that I just can’t go on pretending that my heart hasn’t been ripped out and trampled on… by someone who is supposed to care about me and has, up until now, always been someone I counted as more of a friend than ‘just’ a family member.
I guess things change.
Oh well, I move forward regardless, because that’s what we’re supposed to do. But it doesn’t mean it stops hurting, and it doesn’t mean that my work rate will magically go back to normal levels. It takes time to build up momentum again, and with that in mind–knowing that I work best in ‘spurts’–I’m going to try focusing on one task at a time, rather than doing a bit of everything but feeling I’m not getting anywhere. I think that’s what’s been happening lately. My focus and concentration levels have been badly affected so I need to work on only one project for a while, see it through to completion (hopefully!), and then move onto the next.
And on that note, I’m off to do some ‘Day Job’ work on a website. I’m learning how to use WordPress; I finally bit the bullet and bought a book to help guide me through the process of setting up websites from scratch. Normally I code them with HTML, using style sheets/templates, but I really want to get over my annoying fear of really learning WordPress. Wish me luck! 🙂
I found the above image without any credit–I wish I knew who did it.