On the Job, Naughty or Not

Something about these bird tracks in the snow seems heartbreakingly sweet to me. They make good neighbors, the birds. Yesterday they were busily eating all the seed they could, ahead of this storm. They must be tucked in somewhere today because it’s very quiet out there.

I’m at one of those funny crossroads places.

I mentioned yesterday that I’d finished The Middle Princess. Now I have a brief window of time before I get edits for The Novel Formerly Known As Obsidian. That’s right – we’re retitling. It’s my own damn fault. With Sapphire out there, Obsidian sounds like a sequel, which it is most decidedly not. So, if any of you who’ve read Obsidian – hell, even if you haven’t – feel free to suggest better titles. Something that suggests the fantasy/science theme. 

Get busy, would you?

My plan is to write a new BDSM short, to please at least one of my editors, but I’m not feeling it. Part of my mind is still with my princess and her adventures. A huge part is taken up with better ways to present the graphics for this deliverable for the #dayjob. And still more is lining up when I can put up the Christmas tree and which cookies I should make. Kinky sex is just not in the mix right now.

But this is where I have to pull out the professional chops.

I know, I know – it sounds ridiculous to refer to writing naughty stories as buckling down and getting serious. Still, just like I have to make myself work the #dayjob when I don’t want to, some days I have to apply the will power to focus on a writing project that contributes to the career.

Maybe I’ll sneak in a batch of Christmas cookies, too.

8 Replies to “On the Job, Naughty or Not”

  1. Yep. Sometimes we gotta write when the muse isn’t with us and when we’re not feeling the inspiration. Hoo boy – do I know how that goes. Because this is, on a deep level, work. So there are hard and stagnant parts. And I know I gotta do it even when my head’s not there. #buttinchair

  2. Obsidianus – which according to the net is the word some ancient Greek dude used to describe Obsidian. It’s similar enough to carry your meaning and different enough to not be mistaken as a sequel to Sapphire. Just a thought. =o)

    Yeah, it’s all about the willpower. Get up off the couch and write even when laying around is soooo much easier.

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