Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Writing Habits

I've been writing for a long time now and I've written a lot of crap and snuck in a few good pieces when I wasn't paying attention.  With my new adventure of releasing gaming products has placed me in a new situation.  One I am still trying to establish.

I try to write a minimum of one hour a night (this does not include time spent on the blog).  Because of the job I have, that most of us have I'm sure, is when I get home I am mentally drained.  But I get cranky if I don't write.  Ask Whisk.  I am trying to set up a regiment to be more faithful to my writing time.  This includes dedicate time blocks set aside for writing.  I am not discipline enough to do it any other way. 

When I get home I want to eat and turn on the xbox and start mowing down the masses in Black Ops.  Which is okay, but when I get my report back at the end of the month and see how many hours I spent mowing down the masses I feel guilty as hell.  Look at all the time I could have been writing.  Even if I only took half that time to write I would be working on my 5th project instead of my 2nd. 

Anyway, I've gotten back into my writing groove again.  The main obstacle I've been trying to over come is the closing of my bookstore.  I wrote a ton there.  Plus, it got me away from all my distractions.  I still have yet to find a replacement. 

I try to get a half hour or so before work.  Then an hour after.  Depends on how fried I am.  I will do edits and layout after work, but even that is pushing it sometimes.  Then I make time for Rob with his various productions or any of my friends that may need help with their stuff.  And in return they do the same for me.  So I am hoping to get the final additions finished for Starter Adventures within two weeks.  Send those to the art man, draw up some crude mock ups of maps so Rob can do his map magic and then start editing my slop before I give it Whisk whose editing pen is always sharp and reveals all my bad habits.