Diligence, productive use of time, and manic bursts of creative energies

All things I have never been good with. I am a master procrastinator, and frequently work better when I'm pressed for time. Time management is still an issue as, being a procrastinator, doing things "later" never seems like a bad idea. Usually it's the favorable one as I get distracted by bright and shiny objects quite easily. In these states, however, it's common for me to have a manic burst of creative energy. Are these bursts generally put to good use? No. When I should use them to finish a project I had already started, usually I want to start something new, or have so many grandiose ideas that I simply can't decide what to do.

Today, I have a little bit of all three of things tangling me up. I already skipped a day of writing and I really need to get that finished by my personal deadline without it seeming rushed, and as a result, bad. But, due to some extreme sleep patterns I had run into a period of epic lethargy yesterday (and thus had skipped on writing) which seems to have been followed today by a lot of energy and a desire to expand upon ideas, story breakthroughs, city and character creation, and visual development of all of the above (i.e. painting). The problem is that none of these have to do with my current short story project.

I've manages to peal myself away from the temptation of video games for the day, and indulged in my need to draw by sketching out a concept design for an important building. With that done I'm hoping to settle in for an evening of enough writing to make up for yesterday's "break" and put this manic burst to good use for once.


Kyle June 17, 2010 at 10:48 AM  

Soooooo...did you put the manic burst to good use? :D

Erica June 18, 2010 at 6:02 AM  

lol so same problems, different result. Guess what I did? More editing! Seriously though, it's at times like this when I'm glad I don't have more creative outlets available to me. At least I'm only a writer.

L.H.Reid June 18, 2010 at 8:04 AM  

I did end up writing quite productively, actually. It took a lot of settling down though lol. It can be pretty difficult sometimes, that urge to draw is sometimes extremely powerful. It can be both a blessing and a curse in ways >.> It's fairly rare for me to get anything done.

Kyle June 18, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

Well if you're an artist, you're an artist. It's always going to be hard to balance each and every art you're talented in. I'm sure that if you have to draw something, the urge to write will creep up behind you and tug on your sleeve constantly as well. Glad you managed to write productively! :D How far have you gotten?

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