Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Time Warp

I believe in them.  What else explains glancing at a clock one minute and then five minutes later looking again to find three hours have passed?  Of course, this never happens at the day job where time crawls by without mercy.  Which reminds of this quote by Billy Shakes:

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
~William Shakespeare

Better known as William Shakespeare.

But once work is over, time flys at warp speed.  Where does it go?  And why the hell is it going faster the older I get?  Shouldn't it slow down with me?  That only seems fair.

With all those rhetorical questions being thrown at you, here is the real one I was getting to.  Do you find time to write everyday?  I try to, even if it's only a few paragraphs or a blog post.  If I don't, I get this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that something is not right.  I have forgotten something important and until I correct it, my entire day will be off.  Lately I have been saving the marathon writing sessions for the weekends because of this time warp thing that happens during the week.

But I can't shake the guilty feeling that I am not writing enough on those days.  So tell I being obsessive?  How often are you finding the time to work on your latest masterpiece?


  1. Your pie chart made me laugh. So true!

    Even with no other day job to juggle, I still find it hard to sit my butt down and write. So I can't even imagine how it would be with a day job and kids and all the stuff that comes with that. Don't be too hard on yourself. Just do what you can... it's more than good enough.

  2. Well, first of all you have the wrong diagram. It should look more like a Venn diagram with overlapping segments. For instance, I thought you mastered the sleeping at work thing. Combining those two things will save you hours in the day. And I don't know why you couldn't munch on a sandwich while searching the sofa for your keys. I don't advise sleep-eating, though. Gets the sheets all messy.

    And, yeah, I get the guilty shakes if I don't work on my writing everyday.

  3. I live in one. It damages my senses and leaves me to procrastinate on a loop, so really it's not my fault things aren't getting done. Are you on Goodreads? I hated the idea but I'm on there now, twice. I'd like to friend you with at least one of my fake accounts. =)

  4. Billy Shakes... hehe. :)
    Um.. yeah, time? I don't have a whole lot of it either. Sometimes all you do is all you can do. And try not to feel guilty about those days when you really COULD and SHOULD have written and spent hours playing Dragon Age Origins instead...
    oh wait, that's me. Right. :(

  5. I never feel like I'm doing enough! Even when I have all the time in the world I just don't get around to writing like I'd like to, and when I do I'm so often unproductive or dissatisfied... it's been a bad cycle lately.

    henceforth I will be referring to Shakespeare as Billy Shakes. lololol

  6. lol- The looking for things bit would be about 85% for me. :) Sadly writing might be like 1% (other than blogs). I need ot fix that.


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