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It's a point in the year that is sort of, well, rather tiring:
- My job is in flux because a company merger is having it's trickle-down effects as "synergies" are reviewed and redundancies are being vacated.
- My Chipmunk is near the end of the school year getting by on excited jitters for summer and trying her best not to drive me crazy with her giddiness (she can be so sweet sometimes lol!).
- I'm re-reading G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire of Ice from the beginning and have floundered into another state of mourning from falling in love with and losing Ned Stark all over again. This time, I think my emotional state is much better and I should be able to read the first four books all the way through, unlike my last attempt.
- And my writing has me in a unique position. Under my pen name, I've released four short stories and now a boxed set. Yet under my Angela Brown name, I'm apparently stuck in Edit-ville. I can't blame writer's block for not starting my third story in my Shadow Jumpers series (should have started over two months ago). The words are there, I'm just procrastinating
Part of me wants to fret. But if there's one thing I've learned thus far on this writing journey, it's to keep it moving. If I let myself fret over the procrastination, I'll worry the words right out of my head. So to ensure I don't go completely away from my goal of completing the Shadow Jumpers series, I've got a special project underway, an illustration piece I hope to share soon. So far, the work on it is nice. And to keep my head in the game, let me share this little number (thanks Heather McCorkle):
Anyone who's read Neverlove or They All Fall Down can take this button and let other readers know that Team Basil is alive and well, or rather, as alive as a reformed servant of hell can be :-)
What do you do to keep your goal front and center when it tries to remove itself as a blip on your radar?