Freedom From The Mundane - A Writer's Blog

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


I'm having trouble getting started this year. I can't seem to find anything to write about even though I know what I want to do. I think I'm suffering from major procrastination brought on by the recent holiday. Too much sleep, bevvy and food has left me feeling lethargic and lazy and wishing the holiday would last. Post-holiday laziness.

It's not just me. Other people seem to be struggling to get back into the routine of everyday life. Taxi drivers are complaining about having to get out of bed for their 5am starts and IT workers are stretching flexi-time limits to maximum breaking point.

Maybe I relaxed just too much while up North. Is it possible to forget how to work when you spend a week doing absolutely nothing except relaxing by a pool, playing in the snow and drinking beer and whisky? If so, I have to pick myself up and shake myself down. The first part of this process was the GDR closure for last year and creating my plan for this year.

Last year took a lot out of me with the publication and behind-the-scenes work for Fringe Fantastic. Four months work and counting. I probably won't do another this year, instead turning my full attention on my novels. It's time to break into another market and really start to set things on fire.

I've has some lovely feedback from people who have bought copies of Fringe Fantastic. It really makes it worthwhile when people go to the bother of letting you know what they think - and even better when it's appreciated.

I watched a documentary about the Late Lord Lichfield. What an amazingly talented and genuinely nice bloke. I admired his drive and determination to succeed and I admired the way he built his career anonymuosly, not relying on his title and status. Of course, there weer times it was the key to taking his career to the enxt level, but I am of the opinion he would have become a successful and famous photographer regardless.

A small mention for my pal Brooks Carver over in Illinois, USA, who has just launched a new website. Prairie Sky Press is now online and you can buy both of Brooks's books from the site, too, so please check it out.

Finally, I have published a DISCLAIMER for this weblog. This statement sets out what this blog is about and what its limits are. It can be viewed by clicking on the link on the left hand column near the top of the page. If you can't be bothered clickong over to read it, here it is in all its glory.

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Colin 3:40 pm


I totally relate, Col. I'm having a really hard time getting my act together this year. It's hard to concentrate after the holidays.
Hilarious disclaimer! But you forgot to add that blogging while making toast in the bathtub can result in severe shock, not to mention bathtub rings. You must warn your readers.

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