Figuring It Out

20110925-064358.jpgI have spent a lot of time over the last few months trying to figure out which direction I want to head in my future. The truth is I have been a little depressed. I have had a hard time shaking it. I have not been blogging or writing very much.

I know enough about myself to understand I need to pull my head out. I made some plans and goals that didn’t quite work out the way I wanted them to. I got transferred to a new teaching postion a week before school started and while I rolled with it pretty good it gobsmacked my writing schedule. I love the new position but it has been a lot of work. I am creating everything as I go along.

As we head to the new year I decided it was time to really get my shit together and figure out which direction to take my writing and my life. The non-writing part was easy. I simply set a crazy goal and am now working towards it. I have decided I am going to run the LA Marathon in March. I have booked everything and paid all the non-refundable money. In other words, I went all in. My insanity knows no bounds.

As for writing. I need to finish the edit on Dragonroot and get it published. I have set April as my goal there. I also want to get my next book written by the end of this year. I am about half way through it so I think that is reasonable. I have also taken a new job. I am now the editor for the Bookworms (book reviews and book news) section of a new website NerdSpan.com. I have enjoyed my first few weeks on the job. Even more importantly is that keeps me writing and creative.

I am just not myself when I am not putting words to paper. I know this and yet sometimes I fall into these strange funks. I am hoping working at NerdSpan will keep my creative juices flowing. Force me not to go all turtle like and withdraw from my creative life. I am not going back to blogging everyday but I will be spending a lot more time here subjecting you to my world views. My way of punishing the world for failing at the Mayan Apocalypse and not making me a feudal lord.

About csdaley

C.S. Daley was born in California but has spent most of his life in his imagination. His first short story written in third grade, the now classic "Close Encounters of the Turd Kind," was sold to his next door neighbor for a quarter. The neighbor promptly demanded a refund. An unhealthy obsession with the writings of Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, and Terry Pratchett have left his mind warped and broken. He spends most of his evening swilling down coffee while tapping at a keyboard under the watchful eyes of his kittens. They are there to make sure he doesn't snap. He likes to write fantasy for adults and teens.

One Response to “Figuring It Out”

  1. I just couldn’t help clicking on your post after seeing the cute cat picture!

    Good luck with your writing, and I hope you get out of your funk soon. :)

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