Monday, June 25, 2012

Some Flot and Some Jet...

Or, flotsam and jetsam... whatever...

So, I thought it was around 5:15am and got up to get ready for work. Decided to do a quick email check - discovered it was only 4:20.  Must have accidentally set my clock up an hour when I set the alarm last night. Darn it.

Anyhoodles, I decided I might as well write something while I was up. You see, I've been working 7 days a week, 12 - 22 hours a day for a LONG time now and finally had to give it up.  So, about 9 days ago, I officially took a break from doing cover art so that I could reclaim some night and weekend time, and spend more time with my daughter who was briefly hospitalized two weeks ago.  (She's just fine now, by the way - but it really made me examine my priorities.)

Having a tiny break in my schedule also gave me some time to start thinking about writing again, which I haven't done in at least 6 months. Since my purpose in not doing cover art now is to keep from killing myself with a crazy schedule and neglecting my family, it would be foolish to push myself into a writing frenzy. However, after doing the math, I realized I could probably finish about 50K words in three months even if I only wrote 15 minutes a day.  That's a decent size for an e-book, and stealing 15 minutes out of my day wouldn't hurt anything, would it?  So, that's my new goal.

Just 15 minutes a day. Let's see what happens.

Any new goals in your life?  Or read any great books lately?


  1. a little at a time goes a long way over time. That's for sure. Glad your daughter is ok.

  2. Good for you! I think that's a great decision.

    I'm so glad your daughter is better. Sometimes it takes a scare...

  3. Thanks, Charles and Edie.

    Slow and steady is supposed to win the race, right? :)

  4. 15 minutes? That's all? I might be able to bang out a poem in 15 minutes, if I could find those minutes.

    Sorry to hear about your daughter's recent illness, but glad you can report that she's fine.

    I just came off a work jag of epic proportions to close our 2nd quarter. My brain is still mushy from that. Going on vacation next week to recover.


  5. Thanks, Travis. 15 minute poems - get on it, sir! ;)

    I totally understand the work jag. Mine still isn't over.


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