My wife has gone away.
She's in London visiting friends and I'm here working and watching basketball. What's funny is I thought this was going to be an ideal time to get a bunch of revising and editing done. I mean, it was going to be time to sit down, pound out some dents and get two WIPs in good shape.
Yeah. That's not working out too well.
You see, when the wife is around, I know exactly when I'm going to write. It's from when I get back from the gym and shower (about 4:45) until she gets home from work (between 6 and 6:30). I want to be done before she gets home, because I want to spend time with her. We're both busy, so we make time when we get it.
But now, with her not around, I'm not doing a good job of sticking to the routine. Instead, I keep saying "I have time, I can do it later." And while I've gotten some stuff done, it hasn't been the big jump I've hoped. Most of the time I'm just getting things done because it's, oh say, ten o'clock, and I better not let this day pass without doing anything.
It never occurred to me that I'm a routine writer. I always felt that I'm a streaky writer, and I write every day because it's going well.
Turns out, that's not true. I work better in a routine. Hopefully the wife comes back and we can settle back into the routine again.
Until then, it's: YOU BETTER GET WORK.... YOU'LL REGRET IT. Whenever I can.
I've been thinking about relaunching my old blog.
Here's the thing:
Between this blog and the On the Banks blog, I'm not sure what I have to say. I kind of blogged myself out over at the Writing Block. I tried to do too much.
One day it would be an education topic, the next a book review, the next New Jersey, the next sports, and then a wild card on Friday. Something posts (the NJ ones) would get a bunch of hits. The others would just kind of sit there.
Here it's easy. I know I can come on here and talk about writing, books, or promotion. At On the Banks I talk Rutgers hoops. The topic is there for you, you just need to find a new spin on it.
So I have a questions (#2), what kind of blogs do you prefer? One like mine that varied its topics from day to day or a focused blog?