Beautiful weather. Not to hot or cold, gentle breezes here and there
My big plans to quickly push through and finish the manuscript for More Than Milk have fallen though. I think it has been 3 weeks since I worked on it at all. I have 4 or 5 parts to write, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. I am not giving up on it. I will get back to it, but I have been making productive use of my time in the interim.
Need to call surveyors today to set up property lines on the lot. If I had more time, I would blog or make a YouTube channel about setting up a homesteading life, but that isn’t going to happen. I have to finish More Than Milk and so much more, first.
Part of what I have been doing while not finishing my manuscript has been working a very stressful job and not getting enough sleep. Honestly I wanted to be napping write now, but I am addicted to writing, so here I am, writing instead of sleeping. It really is a compulsion. I don’t mean that in a deep, artsy way, I mean it in a nearly pejorative way, like how I crack my knuckles too much. I just cracked a knuckle and typing this, thinking about it, made me want to crack it again. I just cracked the same knuckle before finishing that last sentence. What is wrong with me. A third time.
Enough of the delay, I have been falling in love with comics all over again and planning out a long-term project that will see my reading and reviewing in video and audio format, a lot of Spider-Man and Spider-Man related comic books. I have even commissioned an artist to make me some art for it. I have put a lot of thought into this new venture and I will be releasing the first installment on Swinging Through Comics next month. Why next month? I want to build up a buffer for myself wherever I can, so I don’t have to feel the pressure of maintaining a release schedule for my work in the future. I have already started making videos and even thrown some out a remade them. This is going to be a blast for me. I love Spider-Man and the comics meant so much to me back when I was reading regularly. As I said before it will be a lot of fun and I am hoping that reading and critiquing the comics will help me to be able to write my own comics.
I am feeling pressure to finish MTM and I do not like it. I’m fine, I’ll bear it, and it is teaching me about myself. I need to be more serious about scheduling projects and not getting distracted away from finishing a project by starting new ones. Viven Reis recently made a video that helped me to see that I am doing myself no favors by having my focus split so much. She’s right, I need to restrain and check myself so I can get more work finished and published.
For now, I will journal to make sure I keep writing. Will I work on MTM today, this week? I don’t know. Again, I’m tired, but I must press on.
Did you notice I changed my site name/domain? I like it.
Signing off to get back to real life,
P.S. My wonderful wife made me cookies while I was on my way home. You’re the best, baby!