Yet another Friday night, and once again I find myself sitting behind the LCD screen of a laptop. I have a few projects that I need to work on, a book I promised to publish over a year ago, and my NaNo 2013 that has yet to be completed.
So of course I’m not doing any of that. Oh no! I’m playing with video on the laptop, recording myself playing random songs. I sang one and played it back. No one will ever see that one. Lord, I can’t sing! I wanted to puncture my own eardrums! Seriously, I should never sing. Ever!
But my guitar playing isn’t all too bad. To be sure, I need to practice a hell of a lot more than I do, and playing electric guitar parts on an acoustic doesn’t sound the best, but it isn’t all that bad. I think I need to venture out and meet other guitar players. I definitely do.
But all I’m doing is procrastinating. I’m the worlds worse procrastinator. I’ve been meaning to start a support group but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Maybe next week some time, or next year…
I have a few puzzles to work out as far a plot lines in my 2013 NaNo. I had a few Eureka! moments earlier today while I was at work. I think I should explore those threads. That’s what I should do. I’m glad we had this talk. We should do this more often. Next time bring some snacks. I’ll provide the drinks.
Just goofing around.
I procrastinate by doing something far less productive – I play the Sims.
Dude! You quit playing when I was getting into it.
My personal experience is that I need to seize epiphanies when they happen – like capturing lighting bugs in a jar. They drift, fade and are gone if I miss the moment.
Mostly, it is just sitting down and banging the keys and making words. It’s work.
The problem is that my epiphanies come when I’m at work or when I’m in the car.
No matter. I was finally able to focus and start writing. Took a while, but I managed to squeeze the idea from my brain. I’ll read it later to see if it makes any sense. By the time I really got into it, it was after midnight.