Crunch Time Again…Give Me Discipline!

November 2, 2010 in Blogging, Novel, On Writing, Study by pacejmiller

It’s getting down to the sleepless time of the semester again, so it might be a little quiet around here for a week or so.

Strange how quickly the year has gone by.  It’s been a great year so far, very busy but extremely satisfying.  I’ve learned a lot, read a lot, watched a lot and wrote a fair bit too.

And no, I’m not doing NaNoWriMo again this year, not even an unofficial one.  By the time I complete the semester it’ll be halfway through the month already, and I’m going on another two-week holiday straight after.  (Very excited because I’m going back to one of my favourite places again — Taiwan!  So stay tuned for some more fabulous posts.)

I just need to push through the last couple of weeks and get those final three assessments in.  Sounded rather easy just a few days ago, but now I am panicking, as usual.  The problem has never been motivation because I love what I’m doing — it’s discipline.  I only seem to ‘have it going’ when time is running out and I have no choice, and even then I occasionally struggle.  Sometimes I wish I could just lock myself up somewhere and keep away from all the distractions, such as this blog!

It makes me wonder whether prison would be a good place to write my masterpiece(s).  You get free food, a dedicated time for exercise once a day, and the rest of the time you’re stuck in a cell with nothing to do except think, read and write.  And with all the nasty stuff happening around you, it’s probably a great place for ideas.

Just a thought…