Sunday, 27 March 2016

Random Thoughts

It's the Easter long weekend this weekend and I have four days in which to either work furiously and get a whole bunch of stuff done, or flit it away procrastinating on the internet. Guess which one is winning out at the moment?
       My thoughts are too scattered at the moment for any kind of structured blogging so I thought I might just jot down a few things that have been going through my head:

  • Multi-tasking seems to be the thing which threatens to kill all my productivity. Ironic isn't it? I get so caught up wanting to do so many things at the same time that I end up nothing finishing any of them. 
  • Reading has taken a huge back step in the last few months now that I've gone back to work. Even though I've been enjoying books more than I did in the last few years I'm still having a hard time pinning down quiet time to read.
  • I have started writing fan fiction for the MCU instead of working on my actual novels. Part of it is because I am annoyed that the pair I ship isn't very popular (even though they are the best!) and the other part is that I've had all these stories pop up in my head since I first saw The Avengers in 2012 and if I don't get it down it'll just distract me during Camp NaNoWriMo.
  • Oh yeah I'm participating in Camp NaNoWriMo yet again. Despite my best efforts to make writing a daily habit the only way I seem to be able to write anymore is during some kind of NaNo. So next month I will be trying to sprint to that 50k again. 
  • My garden is looking totally worse for wear now that summer has ended. I'll admit I was pretty slack this summer and with the possibility of mice in the garden I really didn't want to be in there more than I had to. This meant a lot of my stuff is overgrown and/or dying because I couldn't be bothered watering it. I've made a concentrated effort to try harder in Autumn. Feel kind of bad that the two things I love most (gardening and writing) are always the things I let slip when I'm stressed. 
  • Blogging has taken a huge hit. Mostly because this is meant to be a book/writing blog and I have done neither with much consistency in the last 6 months.  Apologies to all my friends whose posts I missed. I am working on a better schedule so that I'm not MIA so much from now on.
Anyway, that's all from my end for now.  See you on the other side of April!


  1. Thanks for checking in. Not that you have to or that you should feel at all guilty but it's still nice to hear from you.

  2. Good luck with Camp NaNo! At least you get a lot of writing done when you do NaNo a few times a year.

  3. Everybody has their own way of focusing. Deadlines are mine. Looks like yours are too, in this respect, ie having to do them for NaNo. When I can't focus on fiction writing I blog. At least it's writing! ;-)

    Good luck to you, anyway. With one book under your belt, perhaps it's time to find an editor for one of your many NaNo works, so you can follow it up?

  4. Camp NaNo will get you back in the groove. I also need the structure of events like that to get anything done.
    Happy Easter!

  5. Multi-tasking (or really thinking about all the stuff I should be doing) is my downfall as well. Good luck on your Camp NaNo, and I'm sure you'll find your groove again, Lan. Plus, inconsistent is just another word for spontaneous right? ;) I hope you are well!
    Ninja Girl


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