Seeing as it is almost 1pm and I have still achieved nothing as far as work goes today, evidently I need a new system of motivation. Is anyone out there willing to give me a dollar a page?
Probably not. I’ll have to try something else. My favorite system allows me to check blogs and email and other online stuff for one hour, right after I work out in the morning, and then get to work. Prior to that, I tried 4 hours of work after working out, and then online leisure. Each of those system worked for about one day. Today I tried working out, reading online stuff, 2 hours of work, blogging, 2 hours of work. But the the chapter I’m writing still has not seen a single new word, or even much in the way of revisions, in the past week and a half.
Apparently, I can quite successfully sit here for 4 hours NOT looking on the internet and still not produce anything. But I’m still rewarding myself for that time.
My new system, starting tomorrow: I will not write a word on email or this blog, read a blog, OR comment on a blog until I have five new pages in my chapter, or have revised existing pages to the point that I can turn them in. Clearly I need punitive motivation.
And I am only boring you all with this banal post because maybe if I publish it, I’ll stick to it.