One woman's amazing journey from hobby writer to published author

Determination, Day Two

Hey, it’s not midnight yet, right?  I’m still managing to stick to my resolution to write here every day.

I managed to get some work done on the Soldaris Saga today.  Mom’s been after me to finish it since I left her hanging as a reader somewhere near the beginning of book two.  Sorry Mom!  Some of my biggest challenges with this project still remain the creation myth and the religious foundations of this society I’ve created, and why a world that worships both a god and a goddess would turn to misogyny the way that it has.  Something’s not adding up; not all of it makes sense just yet.   I see a lot of reading on tomorrow’s agenda, mostly Joseph Campbell but some “for fun” reading too in order to keep myself up to date on my genres.   If I’m going to get to the point where this is my job, I have to start treating it like one.

On a more personal note, today was different from other days.  I got up, I checked my Facebook and my e-mail, collected from my businesses and factories in SimCity Social… and then I ran Windows updates and turned off the computer.  It stayed off, all day.  I’m sure the significance of this is lost on most of you, but for those of you that know how I’ve struggled with internet addiction, this is a major achievement for me.  In today’s world it’s virtually impossible to cut out the internet entirely… so being able to find the right balance between taking the time to write a blog post or a chapter, and ending up on the computer for endless unproductive hours is a daily challenge.  Today was a good day.  I might have bad days in the future, but that’s okay.  I’ll get up the next morning and have another good day.

Determination, day two, has gone relatively well.   Tomorrow, though, I want to talk more about writing.  Less about me.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get enough writing done tomorrow that I don’t feel like I have nothing to say.

 

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Comments on: "Determination, Day Two" (2)

  1. That’s great to hear you were able to turn off the machine. There are many people who have trouble doing so. The internet is a great tool for research, but it’s so easy to get distracted and spend more time than necessary on it.

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