Butt in the Chair, Type…

I’ve been working in a dedicated manner. The blocks of time I’ve set aside for writing, ie., actual writing, reading books on the craft, reading selected pieces that I can only hope to emulate, as well as, author and editor blogs are working to my advantage.
At the present, I’m reading Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills, and
Conflict, Action & Suspense by William Noble.

I’ve found a few more sites that are excellent for the aspiring and published writer a like.
   Flogging the Quill, found at http://floggingthequill.typepad.com
   The Writer’s Resource Center http://www.poewar.com
   Writer’s Ville  www.writersville.com or http://www.writing.com


An All Time High

As my last post was in 2009, I’d say, I set an all time personal best for procrastinating. I decided a few weeks ago that enough is enough. I needed to get over myself, plant my butt in the chair, and start typing.
It’s back to the basics for me. I’m going to use my time wisely dividing my days into blocks of time.

Mornings are for working on my memoir. Enjoying my first cup of Seattle’s Best Cinabon coffee drowned in french vanilla creamer, mmmmm. It’s 3am, and I’m so wanting that cup, now. I’m not kidding. My drug of choice is caffeine.   I’m sorry to say my guilty little pleasure is smoking cigarettes, Marlboro Special Blend 100’s  to be exact. In my defense, I’ve cut way down and I’m thinking about purchasing an electronic cigarette.

My second block is for reviewing. I have many books on every aspect concerning the craft of writing. Maybe I’ll struggling though several writing exercises getting the old juices flowing. Wait, maybe I might need to do that first.

My last block is reserved for the internet. I work on this blog, read editor blogs, read and write emails, and read anything else I find interesting.