Day 374: The bottom of the mountain

Day 374: The bottom of the mountain

So, I mapped out the mountain that I have to climb…the work mountain 😛

It’s a bit daunting, but you know what? I can do it. I am beat right now, and this will likely be a short entry…but I got all my shit done today. 100%. Third day in a row.

Now, “normally” I’d be in for a three day off break right now. Well, life conspired against that nonsense, and we’re doing six days of work with one day off. I might very well drop dead when I finally reach the top of this mountain…but I’ll be in a significantly better position financially 😛 And, like I was musing about last night, I *do* enjoy doing these work sprees. It isn’t the healthiest way to go about things, but it is a way I am very very familiar with.

And, I’m kind of balancing that out with my writing approach. Three pages a day. I even figured out when I hit the 90,000 word mark, which *should* be the end of the novel. If it’s anything more than that, I have to look at splitting it into two books. Not an out of this world possibility, but I’d actually prefer to keep it as one. At least at this point.

I continue to get more and more excited about my next pilot idea. I know, I know, I need to finish my last one, it’s true. But, I take it as a good sign that I’m already raring to go on the next project. It’s what will eventually get me real work. Finish, and move on to the next. Build my portfolio one script at a time.

Today was a music day. The Ho and I both got various obsessions with various tracks at different points during the day. It helped, for the most part, with getting work done. It did drag me into a hole for about an hour+ around 5pm…I’ve noticed that’s my current weakness. The hours of 5pm to around 6:30. The past two days, I’ve got almost no new work done. It was a bit of a black hole type time period. I can’t really account for what I did during that time, in either case.

But, I was able to rally in both cases. Still, I’d rather use that time more focused and constructively, perhaps finish work earlier than 10:30 or 11:30, the latter of which was the case tonight.

Anyway, that’s all for tonight. I’m freaking exhausted. Two more days…then a respite.