January was not a good month, and most of it was my fault. The first half of the month I was busy with work and sick for a week, but I knew the former would be happening, and thought (hoped?) I had planned appropriately. The latter half of the month I screwed off as evidenced by my not posting in over a week. I just couldn’t seem to get focused on anything but playing Dragon Age.
Which is pathetic! I know I haven’t really played a video game in a good nine years, but that is no excuse to let it rule my free time. And I think that’s the problem. Without a regular schedule insisting I work, I think of my time as my own. It isn’t I have assigned myself certain responsibilities and I shirked them.
The worst part of it all is I don’t feel guilty abpout such things. I don’t put irrational pressure on myself and it seems this is one of those circumstances. There is no sense in beating myself up for goofing up. My energy is best served fixing the problem. Alas, tomorrow I have to do some paperwork for the hotel and prepare my taxes, so I’ll be three days into February with nothing to show for myself. That leaves me 25 days to get my act together and fulfill February’s goals. Which are as follows:
Write 30,000 words of writing.
At least 13 blog posts for another 7,000 words.
I started the reformatting process to post my stories to the Amazon Kindle and Smashwords. I want to finish that.
As I said, I have no excuses as to why my results were so abysmal in January. All I can do now is better.