So, it turns out that if I want to motivate myself to sit down and write, all I have to do is tell myself that I’m not allowed to log into social media until I do so. So, today was a remarkably productive day.

I just finished reading “The Lesser Dead” by Christopher Buehlman, which was an entertaining and enjoyable read if you like vampire stories with a certain amount of grit and gore. Finishing this book marks another landmark: it was the last of my library books, checked out just before the start of the quarantine. I’m a little embarrassed that it took me so long to complete them all, but it was quite a stack.

I just received a phone call a few days ago notifying me that I could pick up some new holds soon by appointment, so the timing is just about perfect. In the meantime, I received a copy of “Assata” the autobiography of Assata Shakur for a new book club that I’m looking forward to cracking open.

Mostly, though, today was just about grinding forward on a number of projects that had stalled in recent weeks. It felt good to make progress, but there isn’t much to show for it yet. That’s okay, though, not everything has to be results.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on June 24, 2020.

5 Responses to “Motivation”

  1. Can you believe all it took was saying no to social media? That’s rather sad.

    I would NOT be interested in that book…I do not handle gore and/or horror well. I prefer subtle scenes in which the grim and sexual stuff is suggested but not explained. Let the reader figure out what is happening and write their own bodily functions; I don’t need all the gross details.

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