Morning Pages Entry – July 30, 2014

Too many options. Time to focus. I need to concentrate on what’s important, which of course has always been the writing. But there is other things floating around the whole writing thing. There’s the reading, and the marketing, and the networking, and a bunch of other stupid distractions like FaceBook and surfing stupid sites, that have nothing to do with my life, but only serve as distractions. I need to be more focused. Sure, there are other things that need to happen besides writing, but you should really try and focus on those things that will help. Sure, there is the kindling group on FaceBook, that is helpful, but there is also a buttload of shit on facebook, that is just plain distracting. I really need I think, to just read the kindling group, and ignore the rest of the shit. There are just too many other things in life, that are more important. Maybe, at the end of the day, you can check your facebook feed for something intersting, or maybe, you can only check facebook on your phone for non kindling stuff. That would likely be a good way to go. Just setup a facebook bookmark on your computer, that goes strictly to the kindling page, and ignore everything else when your on your computer. That’s the way to go with it. And, even then, you should likely ignore it on your computer most of the day. Let’s see, if you can ignore it for days at a time. Only check it on your phone, when your waiting in line or sitting on the shitter or something. Even then, there are probably better things you could be doing with your phone, like reading some good stories to get you into the zombie writing frame of mind. Silly boy. So, didn’t get shit done yesterday in terms of word count, I don’t know, maybe a 100 words or something useless. Need to focus a bit more … fuck that … need to focus a LOT more on the writing. Do more, and feel better, that’s what I always say. You know it words. Sure, maybe you won’t feel better writing 5K words for just one day, but what about doing it for 30 days in a row. Think you would feel better then? Uh huh!! Yes you would. So, it’s time to start stringing the days together. Time to make some real progress day after day after day after day. And sure, reading is important. Wattpad is an important place to do some reading, but what I’d really like, is to have a bunch of people reading my book on there. How do I go about making that happen. I’m still not sure how to build a readership on there. I need to perhaps listen to that podcast again, or perhaps, a better use of my time, would be to reread that conversation one of the kindling members mentioned about how she used wattpad with her new book. That’s what I need to do. Oh yea, and you need to leave a ditty about what to do next, once people read the book. Like, goto Amazon and buy the next book, or perhaps leave a review about the book they just read on Amazon. That would be oh so helpful in getting that book ranking higher. I am up to I think 4 reviews now on Amazon. 2 are five stars, and a then, there is a 4 and a 3 star review as well. That’s ok. Maybe, not something to worry about to much, but it’s all important stuff I suppose. I do need to do some writing, just go do it, and have some fun with it. Making up stories, is the important part here, nothing else. If you can just get into the groove of doing that, then everything else will take care of itself. Maybe, first thing in the morning, is still a better time for writing and not reading. Not sure … probably though. You never seem to want to write in the evening … or for that matter anytime, but I suspect, that writing in the evening would be tougher. Your more tired, and not quite with it. So, go and finish the last scene for the third book, and get it out there will you. Then, you can start promoting your books with ads or something. Anything, to get books going. You need to get that book finished as soon as possible, and get it out there. Stop screwing around with this shit will you.

TIGERBLOOD: nope DAILYMOOD: bummed LOCATION: bayfield boat WORDSWRITTEN: 100 PUSHUPS: 0 TODO: write TV: sherlock BOOK: 100 Days In Deadland GAME: none EXERCISE: none WEIGHT: 170 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: none DINNER: none SNACKS: orange, apple, 1 lara bar, 2 naked bars ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 12:000 AWAKE: 8:00



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