Wednesday, March 5, 2014
IWSG and my 80,000lb elephant on the keyboard
I'm frustrated, but most of all feeling humble because I must apologize to anyone who's commented to me over the last couple of months.
For the most part, I haven't returned your comments - which has bothered me to no end - so I want to address the huge elephant in my writing world.
If I sound like I've bottled up some whine and am enjoying a glass or two, you're right, but the kids are asleep, and if I don't get this down now, I never will.
Here's my insecurity, and I shall use a mathematical equation to help me out (perhaps some of you recognize the formula?)
We pause ten seconds for station identification...
Previously on "This used to be my writing schedule."
Actual can-focus-on-writing time per 24-hour period: 2-3 hours
Blogging needs and responsibilities per 24-hour period: 3-4 hours
Writing to advance WIP (or submit queries for current ms): Zero Time
My finished ms is a memoir of an opera singer. (It's been a true blessing to write, a real labor of love and I know it will find its proper home one day. That project I'm leaving alone: It's all about God's timing.)
The problem was (is) I'm hungry, pregnant with words to complete something that's one hundred percent mine. Therefore, I want to focus most, if not all, of my extremely limited time on pushing WIP and experiencing a natural book-birth :)
But, something had to give - and will continue to give until I find more free time.
For those who know me a little, I love Paying It Forward, so Charlie's Scribes will be my main blogging focus posts for the foreseeable future.*
(*Except for a certain, promised photo that *may* [or not] be published on St. Patrick's Day :)
Lord Baldernot will also guest star, I believe.
And for that, I bow down eternally to Al Diaz and say in my best Oirish accent that, "Oi may be bald and have Mr. Clean as an unpaid sponsor and logo on all my polo shirts, but truly Oi'm not wordy to lose the dance off against the Dude in the Black Jammies."
PS... as return-commenting is my biggest issue, I do have a solution and wanted to throw out an invitation.
I am a Twitter nerd and *ALWAYS* return comments there... and how can you not?
It's a maximum of 140 characters to read (and reply, which also hones your writing skills :)
I'm here or here: https://twitter.com/markjkoopmans
Cheers and don't let the wee Leprechauns mess with your lucky charms :)
Posted by Mark Koopmans at 5:10 AM