Friday, September 28, 2012

Once More Unto the Breach!

It's a good thing I pretty much have October's posts written already because I have a lot of other writing stuff to do.  The Hero's Journey sequel needs the third act written, then it's going to need a boatload of editing, plus I've got a project I'm working with Neil Vogler on, and another project that sort of ties into that I'm hoping to get around to.

I really need one of those montages like in the movies to get everything done.  You know like whenever Rocky needed to train they'd play a song and you'd see a bunch of images of him training and getting better until he could climb up the steps to the Philly art museum or to the top of a mountain and scream, "Drago!"  The 70s-80s I guess they used a lot more montages than we see today, usually in the same mode as Rocky with some kind of cheesy song.  But you still see them today.  I mean like in "Batman Begins" there's a montage when he's training with Ra's Al Ghul or in "Spider-Man" when he's coming up with a costume and such.

Anyway, I need to crank it up from writing maybe once a week (Saturdays) to doing it more like 6 days a week.  Though it's like exercising where I know I should get to it and then I just whine and complain and put it off.  Except on Saturdays because I really have nothing else to do that day, especially since Michigan and Michigan State are both going to be lousy at football this year so those games suck to watch.  Plus the Tigers are almost done and there's another hockey lockout.

Hmmm, where can I buy some motivation from?  Really I haven't been very motivated all year.  There's always next year I guess.  See, I couldn't even get motivated to make this much of a blog entry.

Monday we meet the Lady in Red in Phony Photos...


  1. Now I've got that song from Rocky in my head.

    Setting a deadline for myself or putting tasks on a calendar works for me. Unless they are impossible goals - then I just feel like napping.

  2. I've got some motivation for sale. It's not doing me any good. Good luck for a busy month.

  3. It's hard to maintain a full writing schedule at all times. I took most of last year off. It happens.

    Good luck with everything that's coming up!

  4. I sympathize with you. Sometimes you just have to wait for the words to come, at other times they just won't stop.

  5. I've been doing a lot more writing recently. I caught the bug again (it comes and it goes) so haven't been watching as much television. I plan on writing/editing all weekend.

  6. I'm going to put the same level of effort into my comment that you put into this blog post.

  7. I don't know what to say about motivation other than don't wait for it. It's like waiting for inspiration. Do the thing even when not motivated and the motivation will (hopefully) come.

  8. Motivation can be tough Pat. It sounds like you gane a good plan in place though. Maybe listening to Rocky music on a loop would help? Or drive you nuts. Either way it would get you moving. I'm amazed that you write all your posts so far in advance. I'd I get a post done by the morning I'm doing great.

  9. Hey PT,
    Motivation can be a tough call. Sometimes just finding a distraction away from it all, taking the pressure of yourself, creates the inspirational motivation you crave. You will be fine and continued fulfilling writing to you.
    All the best,



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