Morning Pages Entry – January 13, 2014

Feeling a bit grumpy this morning, likely because there are still people in my space during work hours . . . [personal stuff edited out]. Since Christmas holdiays, I think I’ve had one day where there weren’t people in my space, and it’s sort of getting to me. The rest of this week had better be people free during my work hours, or I’m really gonna be aggravated. I don’t know what it is, but having people around when I’m trying to do some work, specifically something creative, or even personal, like writing these journals makes me uncomfortable. I don’t like it. I don’t like the idea of them coming up behind me and asking what I’m doing. Journaling is a personal exercise, as is writing from a creative standpoint. Even listening to the anthony robbins tapes is a personal exercise, at least for me it is. Hopefully, she’ll take off an go somewhere so as not to be bothering me. Even as I’m writing now, she feels it necessary to come down stars into my office and do laundry. That’s really pissing me off. At times like this, it would be good to have an office where my back doesn’t face the door where people can sneak up on me. I really hate that she’s here right now. Anyway, time to focus on something more positive to get the morning started. Today, I’m going to write at least a thousand words on my novel, right after I’ve finished with this journal. No matter how long it takes, but I’m thinking, I can probably get it done in under 30 minutes. I have a pretty good idea of where I want to go, and my mind is pretty refreshed, so hopefully, I’ll be able to chatter along and get the words out. Some mildly interesting words at least, and something that will be entertaining as well. It’s an interesting scene I think, what with squealing pigs and zombies, with a dash of suspense, what more could any reader hope for. And, try to make it fun. It’s not just a exercise to be completed, but something that should be a fun creative exercise. Get into the zone a bit, and have fun with it. It shouldn’t feel forced, but exciting and suspensful. Try and feel what your characters would be feeling, and/or try and feel what your readers would feel like as they were enjoying the novel. That’s what you should be shooting for here. Remember . . . the solution is simple . . . sort of like what your doing right here right now. Just write. And write. And write. And write. The more you write, the more you can publish. The more you write, the more you can get edited, and get feedback on. The more you write the more you can improve your writing. Just imagine all the great things that can come from your writing. A bigger house, a bigger boat, a drum kit, more time to travel, more time to enjoy your boat, all those cool gadgets, never having to make a decision again based on how much it will cost, being able to make other people in your life happier and more fufilled, because your happier and more fufilled. I don’t even want to think of how painful not writing would be, and to suffer through another year like last, with zero income from the business. I want opportunities to grow and learn new things, and writing can do that for me. It’s the only thing, that can do that for me to be honest at the momente. No one else is going to do that for me. Besides, I do really think I will grow to like it once I start doing it. The very creative act of just writing always put me in a better mood and gave me a sense of accomplishment whenever I did it in the past, so there’s no reson to think that should be any different now. Start with a 1000 words per day, and get through this week doing that, and you’ll start to form a habit that can change in life in so many wonderful ways. Block out all the crap and garbage, and negative emotions that get in the way, and distract you from reaching your full potential . . . be creative . . . have fun . . . be a writer!

LOCATION: home office WORDS WRITTEN: 0 PUSHUPS: 25 TODO: writing, reading, squash with David TV: Grey’s Anatomy BOOK: none GAME: none EXERCISE: Weight Workout – Fit Fix WEIGHT: 175 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: big ass salad DINNER: pork SNACKS: apple, orange, grapes ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 10:30 pm & 1:30 am AWAKE: 8:15 am


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