So, I’ve managed pretty well for the first few days of this. Perhaps not written quite as many words as I should have, but then let’s look at this as a warm-up. I can’t very well jump straight into high gear from idle; need to start off gentle and get the old writing muscles working again before I find myself cramping up while knee-deep in a catastrophically mixed metaphor.
See what I mean?
Anyway, after a few days where my main concern’s been thinking up what to write about and then just sitting down and doing the words and having all the time in the world to do it, today brings the added complication that I’m back at work. For nearly the past three weeks my daily schedule has mostly consisted of fucking around online and playing Trials HD, and squeezing a bit of writing in between hasn’t proven too difficult.
Now, though, I’ve returned to the grindstone and this is the point where my excellent intentions are likely to fail miserably. My schedule now consist of being at work all day (where I wouldn’t dream of updating a personal blog, obv.) and then when I get in the last place I want to be is at a keyboard (except, of course, for the purposes of fucking around online). Then there’s Trials HD to be played, food to be eaten, maybe a nice bath and of course sleep to be had. And then the next day the whole ghastly process repeats. How am I supposed to find time to write anything amongst all that?
I toyed with the idea of getting up an hour early and using the extra hour as blogtime, but I’m not so sure about that. You’d probably end up with an ongoing series of terse, angry pronouncements fuelled by the fact that I haven’t had enough sleep and the world seems perfectly horrid. I need a few hours for coffee and mental filters to kick in.
That’s that idea strangled at birth, then. And I won’t do it last thing at night because experience tells me that it results in then trying to get to sleep with a brain firing on all cylinders, which doesn’t work. I like my synapses to be nicely dampened by the time I hit the pillow. What I’ll have to do is just muddle along for now and hopefully get into some new routine that sees me get the blogging done in the evening without too much pain. Once I get back into the swing of things it should become a lot easier. And look: I’ve managed to get away with it today! Yay for me!
Now, though, it’s time for a nice bath.