Keeping it real

The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient WisdomPaulo Coelho has released another of his books online for free: The Pilgrimage. This is a limited time offer, but I still think it’s fantastic and everyone should take advantage. I certainly am! (A free book? What more incentive do I need?) You could call Coelho a phase for me right now. You could also call it obsession. Both would be true.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I have a focus problem.

Hopefully I won’t say it forever.

The writing is not going so hot this week. In large part because Daylight Savings is kicking my butt. I’m not tired at night, but I can hardly wake up in the morning, and I’m a zombie all day long. Doesn’t exactly make for prime mental capabilities. And despite what many people think, writing does take mental capabilities. (Sometimes prime, sometimes not.)

Still, I push my way through what I can. I’m giving myself a break on The Good Daughters revisions while I strategize what to do about a certain character. (Should he stay or should he go?). Instead I’m focusing on my short stories. I have two in progress, one of which is about 50% done, the other of which is only in the beginning stages, but I’ve just (literally five minutes ago!) gotten a revelation about how to make it more real. Real is good. I think.

In the meantime, I need to stop checking my email ten times per hour, stop finding more cool design sites to subscribe to, and stop committing to things that take time away from my writing.

Oh life, how you taunt me.

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Lots of reading


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  1. Aisha

    Oooh thanks for reminding me to check my email for the 30th time today :P

  2. diane

    i’m also an obsessive e-mail checker. i think it’s partially gmail’s fault for being so nifty. and integrating gtalk/aim–cursed!

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