I’ll be honest, it’s been a disappointing week. I’m having real trouble focusing on anything for longer than an hour. When I do, the words/editing/thoughts/formatting/designing seems dragged out of me.
Like pulling my naked body over tilted beds of hot spikes. With weights strapped to my arms and legs. While piggy-backing a donkey. o.O
Yeeeeah . . . how’s that for imagery!
And, just earlier today, I spent an hour (maybe two) watching The Try Guys on YouTube. -_- Funny, NOT productive.
Actions Last Week
~Format Kindle and Smashwords versions of ‘Second Base’
Oh. No. I started the Kindle version and just couldn’t get it through in a simple manner. And since I tend to base the Smashwords version off the Kindle on, that’s not done either. :(
~Research cover art alternatives :(
A little bit of looking. So far it’s not very hopeful. If I want to maintain the look and feel I’ve got with Ravenink, I’ll either need to wait for her or go to someone like DaveJ who I know I can talk through the process. So far none of the other designers on Fiverr instil me with the confidence that she immediately did. And no word from her either: I still don’t know when she’ll be back.
~Make the list of all those who are to receive ARC copies of ‘Second Base’
This was probably the easiest thing on my list to get done . . . Nope. Moving on!
~Start writing ‘Slippers & Chains: Three’ (min 3,000 words)
. . . I started . . . That’s good, right? 168 words is better than nothing, as well as having to write out the entire outline from scratch. -_- Oh, didn’t I tell you? I couldn’t find my original outline. I’m sure I wrote one and that it is somewhere on my laptop, but I spent five days tearing about my folders trying to find it. Nothing. Eventually, I had to bite the bullet and just write it up again from scratch. From memory. A bit of a pain, but the idea feels fresher and a better fit following the events of ‘Second Base’ so it’s not a complete loss, but still . . . I’m quite annoyed.
Activities For This Week
- Format Kindle and Smashwords versions of ‘Second Base’
- Make the list of all those who are to receive ARC copies of ‘Second Base’
- Continue writing ‘Slippers & Chains: Three’ (min 2,000 words)
Thoughts . . .
Heh, this week’s list looks a lot like last week! Hardly surprising, but not much is going to get done unless I can pull myself out of this funk.
On the bright side, DSB‘s latest podcast with Wayne was a fantastic interview with the truly lovely Sarah Painter. Speaking with her opened up a new avenue of thoughts and ideas for me and my work, which I’ll talk about more in the month’s round up. Let’s just say I’ve not done yo-yoing over my stance on self publishing and the like.
Maybe that’s why it’s been so hard to focus? Maybe my mind is too splintered with all the opportunities open to me. Because there are so many ways I can turn from now. I’m young, I have ideas, I have time . . . I can do anything! Maybe that’s the thought slowing me down.
Intimidated by choice . . .
Meh. Whatever it is, I hope it passes soon because I hate feeling like I’m not working. It makes me miserable as well as uncomfortable.