So the first week of 2018 has come and gone. My time has been spent updating my operating systems – a fancy way of saying that I’m mapping out new methods to avoid procrastination and to force myself into routines that will keep my life more disciplined (filing done in a more timely manner, blog posts done more frequently, writing schedule designed to override or sidetrack writer’s block, etc.).
Part of the problem has been getting acclimated to my wife’s new work schedule (well, not so new, but enough to cause long-range time problems). More household duties and problems have fallen onto my plate, making the time I spend writing, marketing, and selling my writing more difficult to schedule and manage – and my writing, as my wife must realize, is the priority of my days. So, having tamed my calendar and my task lists, I now find myself ready to re-engage with the book of essays that I am working on and to pursue the September deadline that I am imposing upon myself (while my wife, as owner of Phoenix Rising, Publishers, cracks the whip to ensure my compliance).
When I Grow Up, I Wanna Be Kenneth Tobey should see publication in September, 2018. But with less than 3,00 words completed, the task ahead is daunting – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.