Saturday, January 09, 2010

Death in the family

And, on top of everything else, there's been a death in the family. Really, half the reason the hiatus has been going on this long was waiting for this to happen, and seeing if I could write better without it weighing on matters. The funeral's Monday, and involves a long car ride to get over there tomorrow afternoon. And, given how many animals live here that need taking care of, and how well we get along with the rest of our extended family, we'll probably be back Monday evening. Still, I'm going to try to use that time away from the computer to work on plotting details and ideas and the like, and hopefully I'll be in better shape to write by Tuesday. Hopefully.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Extended Break

Obviously, I've taken off more than just "a day or several." The short version is that I just have no will to write. I know it sounds like a lame excuse, but it's up there in importance. Quite simply, I just don't care. This isn't like a day job where I have a vested interest in going in despite my apathy; this is something that I do as much for my own sense of enjoyment and accomplishment as it is for the goal of someday getting published. When I derive no pleasure from it, when it feels like I'm just dithering and accomplishing nothing... There's no point. I can't make myself write if there's nothing there.

And right now, there's nothing there.