I’ve not posted much recently part of this is because I’m actually writing. Well, I was until I went on a business trip while sick with the flu and now I’m all wonky in the head, but really I’m working at getting back to writing and not blogging or journaling or any of the other typing that is not work.
Except for this post. 😉
Below is a snippet from a post by author John Scalzi. I just read his book The Android’s Dream – very funny, glad to find a new writer I like. In his post he dissects a very old post by Robin Hobb.
Boy I love this bit… Now get back to writing!
On the other hand, one of the reasons I stopped doing the AOL gig was that all the blogging I was doing was taking away from time that I could be writing fiction, and I’m at a point where it makes sense for me to focus there. Also, even having pared back my blogging committments, I have been known to procrastinate quite substantially online rather than, say, getting to my actual work.
No! You say. That can’t possibly be true! Not you! Alas, yes, me. Because it is easier to blog than write. It’s also easier to comment on blogs than write, get into flamewars on SFWA’s private boards than write, answer e-mail than write, and so on. All of that is, in fact, typing that is not work. Do enough of it and it’s very possible that your brain will say well! I’ve certainly done enough work for the day — I think I’ll fall into a vegetative state now and then pretty much shut down for the purposes of active and creative work. And then you’ve lost a day. Trust me on this, my pretties.