Everybody’s Doing It

Yesterday I was in the cafe where Jazzy works sometimes. One of the owners is Byrum, whose stage name is Slakah the Beatchild. He’s a well-known and respected producer in the hip hop community. I asked him if he ever has problems motivating himself.

“Hell yeah.”

On Facebook later in the day, I read posts by a number of writers who were all taking the time to write and comment on other posts, instead of pounding out pages. I don’t think I uncovered anything I didn’t already know, but it made me feel better to know that I’m not the only creative type with procrastination issues.

I do well when I’m called to work on set, or show up in a production office. Someone needs something from me, and I fulfill that need. When I’m on my own, I have only myself to answer to, and I’m a pretty lax boss when it comes to me.

I managed to feel reasonably good about my day yesterday. Methinks blogging in the morning helps me organize my thoughts for what I need to do over the next few hours. There’s something about stating an intention, and then following through on it.

On that note, I did manage to spend a few more hours on Machiavelli & Tymes. I rewrote parts of the teaser and then got on to some client work. I even managed to hire Jazzy to help with some photoshop stuff I need done for that same client.

Today I’m heading downtown. I registered for some workshops being offered by the Directors Guild, and I have to pay for those. I’ll take the time to start on Act III for M&T and afterwards I’ll work on more client stuff. I also have some follow up stuff to do for Moment in Between.

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