Crunch Time Again…Give Me Discipline! November 2, 2010Posted by pacejmiller in Blogging, Novel, On Writing, Study.
Tags: crunch time, jail, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, prison, Writing
It’s getting down to the sleepless time of the semester again, so it might be a little quiet around here for a week or so.
Strange how quickly the year has gone by. It’s been a great year so far, very busy but extremely satisfying. I’ve learned a lot, read a lot, watched a lot and wrote a fair bit too.
And no, I’m not doing NaNoWriMo again this year, not even an unofficial one. By the time I complete the semester it’ll be halfway through the month already, and I’m going on another two-week holiday straight after. (Very excited because I’m going back to one of my favourite places again — Taiwan! So stay tuned for some more fabulous posts.)
I just need to push through the last couple of weeks and get those final three assessments in. Sounded rather easy just a few days ago, but now I am panicking, as usual. The problem has never been motivation because I love what I’m doing — it’s discipline. I only seem to ‘have it going’ when time is running out and I have no choice, and even then I occasionally struggle. Sometimes I wish I could just lock myself up somewhere and keep away from all the distractions, such as this blog!
It makes me wonder whether prison would be a good place to write my masterpiece(s). You get free food, a dedicated time for exercise once a day, and the rest of the time you’re stuck in a cell with nothing to do except think, read and write. And with all the nasty stuff happening around you, it’s probably a great place for ideas.
Just a thought…