As one of the many procrastination-enabling protocols of the GLaDOS system, accessed through the Aperature Science Enrichment Centre, I've been playing Portal.
For those of you who have no idea what that last sentence meant, I just finished a computer game called Portal. Twice. Not just for the fun but also for the nifty song at the end.
And although the song is sung by a criminally-insane computer, it does have one stanza I admit to being tickled by:
But there's no sense crying over every mistakeThere's a good mantra for everyone chasing a dream, isn't it? Set-backs are to be dealt with by cake and perseverence.
You just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake
And maybe not by procrastinating by playing computer games.
Speaking of procrastination, I took a short writing break after sending off my novel to my agent. My next book is outlined already, and I thought that would make it easy to just jump back into writing.
It probably would have, had I not taken the break. Because I did, however, I'm now back into procrastination mode, where some bit of my brain snivels and wants to scurry away whenever I look at the task of getting started again.
Which means the only thing to do is get back on The Koala's schedule of at least 100 words a day. Forcing that habit leads to doing more than 100 words per day, generally--but even if it doesn't, it at least leads to getting more than zero done.
Thank you to everyone who has taken a moment to beta test The Book Trailer Project, especially Fairy Hedgehog, who has give lots of feedback! I very much appreciate it, everyone.
Please pretend this squiggly-blob thing is an avant-garde Easter egg: