Thursday, November 24, 2005

A Day of Words

I wanted to amend what I said in my last post about being lazy. In truth it's more the case that I'm unfocussed right now - I keep flitting between things, with four novels on the go (that's right, there are two more I haven't mentioned - Omega and Red Dreaming), plus trying to keep to the short-story-a-week goal. I have so many ideas in my head that I want to get out but I can't seem to sit and do just one, so I end up writing a bit of this, a bit of that, and pretty soon I'm lost.

I used to be able to work through something from start to finish pretty easily - but I guess, in hindsight, I didn't really know what I was doing, and now I do it's a lot more complicated than I first thought. But damn it, why do I have to make it worse!

Today is a day of words. I have all day to myself to sit and write - my goal is a short story and an article for Matrix, although I've just done 700 words for Red Dreaming instead! Ho hum. At least I'm not being lazy.