One of Those Days
It’s just one of those days.
Roughly 8 hours ago, I thought to myself: it’s been a couple of days, I should put up a nice blog post. Maybe something topical, maybe something science-fiction-y. Maybe something about one of my stories, like the excerpt of a work in progress I did a couple of entries back.
Instead, I’m writing a Seinfeldian post, by which I mean a blog post about nothing. Don’t worry, even something about nothing is still something, not nothing. I think.
In any event: it has been one of those not-too-productive days where what I really want to do is to be a complete slacker. Only I know from experience that if I just sit around like a sessile lifeform all day, I will regret it when I roll into bed at the end of the night.
And I know from extensive personal experience that mooning over regrets is one of the least productive things it is possible for a human being to do.
So, blog ideas not forthcoming, I decided to tinker with an old story idea that I had put aside months ago and tinker with it to see if I could breathe some new life into it. Maybe I did; in any event, I now have some jots and scribbles about how to proceed with a maybe-interesting idea where I didn’t before. It has now moved from my ‘unformed ideas’ pile to my ‘want to take a stab at writing this soon’ pile. That’s productive.
Now I’m writing the blog entry I was too uninspired to write. Double progress.
And I’m pretty sure I know how to finish that ‘Speed Glacier’ story I excerpted here. As I mentioned earlier. Triple progress.
Not too bad for one of those days.
Posted on March 1, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged cheer up, Fiction, Habits, Happiness, life, Online Writing, persistence, philosophical stuff, science fiction, Seinfeld, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.