Sunday Post #70: Change of Mind

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly over on the Caffeinated Reviewer.

I’ve been working from home now for about 3 weeks solid. My sleeping schedule is out of whack, but that’s not entirely new. The weekends no longer really feel like weekends, but I consider this a good thing. I expected my husband to be driving me nuts, but he’s been pretty good so far.

Before I felt I needed an “office” to work. Some place I could get away from my husband and puppy because I figured they would bug the heck out of me. My husband usually likes to comment on game or sport news. Stuff I’m not all that really interested in myself; certainly not enough to stop whatever project or report I’m in the middle of to listen.

Now I’m seeing I can work from home. Boundaries can be set. My sleep cycle will and can continue to be out of whack. I’m beginning to look back at my options for working from home and trying to get some kind of schedule worked out.

I had already decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. Now I have a new light, a new purpose in participating. I’ve also changed how I view NaNoWriMo. I may not hit the word count goal, but I am considering it a win if I can write an average of an hour a day. Why am I making this only an hour when the professionals spend much more time at it? Well, I still have a full time job. I also need time to research things I’m bad at, like making believable characters. I feel like I know them in my head, but then come across a situation I want to put them in, and can’t figure out how they would get out or how they would feel about the situation. Obviously I need help. So, I’d like time and opportunity to seek out writing partners, how to books, and let’s not forget whatever research I need to do for the story itself. I’m also only doing an average of an hour per day, because I know there will be days I spend researching, or I’ll use the time for housework like gardening if the weather is cooperating. I’m not going to write and risk loosing my opportunity to garden. This is part of how I end up killing things.

Now, am I back full time at blogging? No. Am I going to try to blog from time to time? Yes. I’m also considering posting videos again on YouTube. The problem was though, I started putting a lot of pressure on myself to get content out and it wouldn’t be my best. So I’m going to take my time with it, practice a bit more, and once I have a rhythm worked out, then I’ll focus on the next step of posting on some kind of schedule. You can follow me on WordPress or Twitter to see when I’m posting content.