The Clue-Hammer is large, and my head is flat

Mizkit learned about hobbies, and shared.

Writing, for me, is wonderously fun. I’m a narcissist, and writing is the ultimate self-indulgence, wallowing in one’s own imagination. Later, I get to read what I wrote, and admire my mad skillz on the page. I share what I write, and strong men fall to their knees, tears streaming, while their women claw at their clothing.

So, yeah. Narcissist, and writing most certainly feeds that. So, good hobby for me. Good obsession for me. Lovely job for me, when I can make it support me.

Right now I have another job.

But I keep treating writing like my job, since I am serious about making it support me.

Two jobs. No wonder I keep forgetting to have fun at this.

Well. That’s all. Nothing terribly deep, just needed to throw some feed out for the inner narcissist.

6 thoughts on “The Clue-Hammer is large, and my head is flat”

  1. For what it’s worth, the reason my job is now writing is because I did treat it like a second job. For three or four years, pretty consistently. It’s not particularly easy to remember you have two jobs when one of them doesn’t pay you anything, but in fact, yeah. Two jobs.

      1. Um, yeah, mostly. There were down times, but there usually are. I donno. I’m just one of those people who actually enjoys the act of writing, despite all my bitching and moaning and complaining about it. And I tended to do most of the big writing in spurts. I wrote the rough draft for ANGLES in 27 days, I think, elapsed time of less than 6 weeks (that was my one and only Nano book). I wrote the rough draft of HEART OF STONE in a similar time period. I wrote the first 50K of QUEEN’S BASTARD in a very short period of time. That really helps for me. Intensive periods of writing, where I’m very focused on the story. I’d just sit down after work and Start To Write, and plow through as much as I could. ‘show I do it. I donno. 🙂

          1. Besides, I already mentioned that you have difficulty assigning importance to an activity that is fun; you only make time for must-dos like chores and your job. I suppose you could always change. One of the few who can!

          2. The only one who can.

            In fact, I’ve been concentrating this week on striving for some sort of balance. I seem to be terrific at irresponsible behavior, and utterly responsible behavior…I sort of fall short a wee bit (ahem) when it comes to Perspective.

            So far this week I’ve headed myself off twice when I was driving toward the edge of sanity at high speeds.

            I’m still puzzled on the whole “enjoy the commitment” thing, but I’m working on that, as well.

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