Have you ever had a day where it all seems like a waste of time?
I’m not talking about writer’s block, but that feeling that the pursuit of creativity, of words, of passion seems like spinning wheels to get you nowhere. After all, the reality of being able to make a real living this way is slim to none. As I get deeper into my course on self-publishing, I realize that there is no secret solution except writing, creating, working hard, and repeating until maybe you make a crack in the market.
It is disillusioning and intimidating.
While I write a lot, and have hundreds of ideas, I seem to be all over the place–unable to commit to one project and really focus on it. I am lacking the discipline I need.
Why? Because I am working for myself. I have nobody giving me deadlines. I don’t have a looming production date. All I have is me, my ideas, and my dreams.
And those don’t seem to be enough.
So, today I am making an attempt at refocusing. I am making a plan. What kind of plan? I have no idea, but it is time to give myself the focus and discipline I need. I need deadlines. I need goals. I need specific details. I need someone to check in and say, you will get xyz done by such-and-such a day.
Barring any of that, I need a swift kick in the butt. Any volunteers?