This is not intended to be a motivational article. In fact, none of what I put up on the blog is supposed to motivate, inspire, or otherwise. It’s just me with a topic, a little piss and vinegar, and the will to put it all out there.
Truth to tell, my innate introverted tendencies have gotten the better of me lately and when that happens, I tend to pull inside and percolate for a while. Unfortunately, Time tends to slip away from important projects and when I come out of my self-imposed isolation, I have to scramble to make up that lost time.
Introverted by nature, extroverted by necessity. I know that probably reads a little strange, but that’s the nuts and bolts of my existence. I love people, but I also love to be by myself and when I don’t pace myself, I get overwhelmed by this life. I’m also a creature of varying extremes, but that’s a topic for another day. 😉
I’ve been racking my brain for the past few days over Lights and Shadows and where it’s going. This is nothing new. I went through the same thing with Parallax, Corona, The Three Safeties, and Vessel, before I got them finished. It’s not that the writing is hard. In fact, writing the stories is often the easiest part of the process. Losing focus in the middle of a project is often the hardest thing I deal with on a daily basis, but I power through or take a break to play a game or some other diversion. However, I have to be mindful of the time I use up when not writing. Yes, there’s more to Life than writing, but rarely are those things as enjoyable or as satisfying.
This article got kind of depressing, huh? Oh well, I’ll try harder next time. Thanks for your time. 🙂