Research. That’s what I call what I’ve been doing. I have been reading some more middle grade books, I have been tracking down information online and in applicable books regarding my latest writing topic, I’ve been checking in with Dave and Darrell on “Storage Wars,” and I have been thinking really hard upon questions I want to pursue within the confines of the story I’m currently working on. I’ve been working hard.
Really, I have. That’s what I tell myself, but I know better.
I’ve been lazy and it’s got to stop. What I’m trying to figure out is how I can muster the energy and spirit to write. It’s not an excuse, it’s just straight up logistics. I get up early and teach all day and then I want to provide positive, worthwhile interactions with my own children when I get home. By the end of the day my creative reservoir is a little low. So, I cheese out and turn on the TV.
It’s got to stop, at least when “Storage Wars” isn’t on! Of course, reality TV characters are so captavating and their conversations are so mouth-droppingly ridiculous that I consider it research. Research on what? I’m not sure, but it’s got to count for something or I’ve got nothing.