25 Jun / Wasting Time
Guess what incredibly useful thing I spent over an hour working (and I use the word loosely) on tonight?
Yes, that’s right. I spent my time wisely creating a new scene break picture for an ebook that may or may not be upcoming.
With this sort of time investment being made regularly, I don’t understand why I haven’t written more books, or sold more of the ones I have.
Obviously there were a few other things I could’ve been working on tonight.
Editing the book I have in the works. Scoping out the plot and character lines for the next book I’m going to write. Researching emerging book markets and working out a strategy to get my own works out there and selling.
But that’s so pedestrian, isn’t it?
Instead, I think my time has been well spent designing something that may not even end up in a published work. With the added attraction that even if it does, it may never be noticed by anybody. Even if noticed there’s a good chance that it won’t be appreciated.
Yep. I feel like I put in the hard yards tonight, and it was nothing to do with procrastination, or self-entertainment.
And if you believe that, you’ll probably also believe that I’m not lying to myself.