Monday, February 19, 2007

Only 44 Percent Left


Now I don’t want to sound all moribund and whatnot – but according to my calculations I’ve got about 44 percent of this life left.

Which means so far 56 percent of it is spent.

What does it all mean?

As I sit down each morning to write I need something to remind me that screwing about is quickly becoming a non-option - If I want to actually be a published writer that is.

But perhaps I need to define “published writer” a little more since I already am one technically.

I have three short stories published already and about seventy rejections letters.

Not very much - but still enough to qualify as a working published writer.

What I need is to change a few things in my life so that I can focus much more on the actual production of works (my new novel for instance) and less goofing around.

Goofing around for me is messing with my damn computer. Like getting updates, then having programs crash so I have to reinstall them or go back to a previous version of Windows XP, etc, etc.

Waste of my time.

I know I’ve threatened this in the past, but I really think next computer is going to be a Mac. Yup, I’ve about had it with Windows. I know – there are other operating systems. But I don’t have time to screw with them.

Time.

It is all about time and what to do with the time we have.

Which brings me to computer games. I really like them, but spend too much time playing them.

I need to stop and concentrate more on the writing.

Yeah, this means more researching, reading and writing.

Wish me luck.

In a few months, according to my calculations, I’ll only have 42.7 percent left.

And I’m pretty sure it will go by fast.

Now, back to my novel.

Until next week.

Keep writing and dreaming and doing.

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