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An argh poll

Okay, when I first started this blog I was determined to keep things focused, then a friend dropped by, and pointed out to me that, if I restrict the stuff I’m willing to include too much, updates will be too infrequent, and that will make it impossible for the blog to gain any real traction, not to mention that having two separate blogs that share a common menu is likely to be more trouble than it’s worth, so what do you think?


Am I working or wasting my time? Sometimes it’s hard to tell

As you may have noticed, I just published three books. That’s the good news. The bad news is that that means that I’m out of works in progress, and back to square one, to that dreadful stage that can probably be described as ‘pre-production’. Fair enough, that’s part of the game, and I do have an idea stuck between my ears that I’m currently trying to develop. The problem is that I usually try to maintain a certain routine when it comes to my writing habits, and at this stage the line between working and wasting my time has an annoying tendency to get more than a little blurry, why? Well, because in order to work out a story I have to give my mind a kind of freedom, but if I give it that freedom it tends to wander. If I try to drag it back to what it should be doing -usually kicking and screaming- it just sits there and sulks. If I allow it to go wandering along it doesn’t sulk, but I still don’t get much done.

So here I am, allowing my mind to go where it pleases… and wondering whether I am working or merely wasting my time.