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Day 7: New Playing Field, Same Procrastinations

This challenge prompt could NOT have come at a better time!

Currently in my drafts I have 4 music reviews that I to finish, 2 more unsigned artists that I’ve found on social media that I’d like to start a review for, a 700 word English paper that is due on Friday, and I am officially 3 weeks behind in my math class.

Also, there’s this other project that I am suppose to be working on called (aka my first ever BOOK). This month is when I am due to check in with my agent about it and I haven’t so much as Facebook’d her to do so.

So, if you haven’t figured out by now which tweet stood out to me by now, then here it is:

LGWPM1

This is my on going problem. With the exception of Math (I just don’t see myself ever factoring an expression to compose and find myself loathing the subject), all my problems are surrounding by one key element – writing.

It was fine when I used my writing as a breather from studying or practicing music. Though now that I’ve gotten serious about it…it seems to take more out of me. Inspiration isn’t coming to me and it has caused me to lose my focus – my drive and passion for it.

My music reviews are on hold because I lack confidence in writing them. I don’t want to go into ‘musician speak’ with them, and because they are on artists that I like I find it hard to not sound too much like a fan and to find objective ground. As for the 2 unsigned artists I need to make the time to listen to more of their work first.

Truth telling time – the English paper is for a technical writing English class that I honestly give zero percent f*cks about. It’s also an opinion piece and I cannot go online for resources for it so I will type it up the night before it’s due and email it to my professor.

Math is another class that I could honestly care less about, but I need to do well in it if I have a hope of passing. I just don’t understand WHY do I have to take this math at all?! There are politicians in congress right now who do not know the friggin’ anatomy of the female body or how the reproductive system works, but I have to take a math class on expression and applications that I will never, never, NEVER use?!Β It just makes my ass itch…Ugh!

Okay, now that my rant is done, the number one item on this list that is bothering me the most is my book.

It is my first one and I want I it to be as good as I can make it. I also want to self publish it. And between finding a team to help me do that and making sure I have funding for it, I haven’t been able to curve time to really work on my book like I should.

Having said that, I have decided to go back to basic – really start using my monthly editorial calendar to hammer out what I need to continuously work on and get back to be consistent.

Believe me when I say that I am completely open to any all suggestions that ya’ll may have for me. I appreciate it advance, and as always, thanks for reading and stay inspired!

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Author:

Music has always been a part of me. No matter how many times I would try to pursue a career in something else I would find myself coming right back to it. So now I am done with running scared. I was all in on this journey. And I'm so glad that I saw it through, because it lead me to something that I love. Something that I didn't think was possible - the ability to become a self published author. For years I have written poems, my thoughts, short stories, and songs. Really it was just therapy to me, but now I want to see where else it can take me too. So I'm learning the social media ropes thanks to all these social media outlets. Also working up my nerve to face the networking scene for the artists and musicians in my hometown too. All with the hopes of connect with others who love music as much as I do. And to make some coin by music and write freelancing. Let's see what happens, shall we?

10 thoughts on “Day 7: New Playing Field, Same Procrastinations

  1. loll, you got me rolling over here. I hate math with a passion. I really don’t see why we have to learn to do anything other than add, subtract, multiply, and divide. No where in life have I had to use Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry lol. So anyway, keep your head in the game you got this. Carve out some time, don’t have to be a lot of time, every day and write. 10-15 minutes will do, everyday, and you’ll get your creative juices flowing. And don’t overthink the writing, just write.

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    1. But that’s all it really ends up being anyway in math – just fancier ways to say/do the basic maths and more dang steps to do it in.. I not trying to go into space or study quantum physics – LOL
      I can do 15 mins a day – thanks for the suggestion πŸ™‚

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  2. I meant to leave a comment on this one the other day. I don’t do a calendar or anything else for that matter but I enjoy seeing you show up more in my feed, so whatever works, go with it. I did want to suggest one thing for you in your posts, be it the fiction writing or something like this post. While I don’t think it is a good idea to have your blog be nothing but swear words, I would tell you to just let it out. Don’t edit the f-bombs are whatever else you want to say. Novelists don’t self-edit like that and you shouldn’t either. They are just words and in the written form they can express so much. We read your blogs for your writing, your music, your honesty and you. Say what you want to say and don’t look back!

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    1. Yeah, I’ve been trying to following an editorial calendar and it’s not working for me either πŸ™‚ I try not to swear too much on here (it’s even worse irl-lol), but sometimes a piece calls for it. And since I am expanding into becoming an author I will stop editing the few f-bombs that I drop on my blog – thank you for the prospective!

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      1. I can switch it on and off, but when it’s on…oh boy is it on lol. Just something I thought I would mention. There are very few people in life who don’t swear…or don’t think swears in their mind!

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