Anyone who’s keeping track of me might notice that the progress bar for The Road to Rejas (R2R) has changed. I’ve completely given up on trying to keep it anywhere near ten thousand words. I passed the 10k mark and the story shows no signs of slowing down. At this point, I’m estimating a twenty thousand word novella, but we’ll just have to see.
But Jeff, what’s been going on with other projects? Well, I realized this last week just how much work I still have to get done. Up until recently, I’d sort of had the idea in the back of my mind that I had plenty of time to work on other projects, and so have been in a waiting mode–waiting for formatting to complete, waiting for cover art, waiting to see how I can mold R2R to better leverage Half Past Midnight. It suddenly occurred to me that I’m spending too much time waiting.
Yes, I have a lot of things waiting for cover art to be done. I can’t do business cards without cover art. I can’t finish my author pages without cover art. I can’t post my podcasts without cover art. There are a LOT of things I need to do that will depend on getting that cover art going, and it’s been frustrating, not having any control over that part of the process. But that doesn’t mean I should just sit on my ass waiting for it to happen. There are things I can still be doing. For instance, I can design those business cards with a freaking “cover art goes here” state of mind. And even if I can’t really post my podcasting without the cover art, I can get back to recording and producing episodes.
Truth be told, I guess I’ve been lazy. So it’s time to shake myself by the lapels and smack myself around a bit. Time to get back into the swing of things, and stop blaming my recent lack of progress on others.
Time to get back to work–real work.