The result of all these events has been a pitiful output of writing-ness, which includes, in partial-list form, the following:
- Editing on WISB chapters are behind my proposed schedule
- WISB Podcast chapters, subsequently, are behind my proposed schedule
- WISB Podcast funding updates have yet to be announced (ANNOUNCEMENT: I made it!)
- All writing in general is at a complete standstill, with the exception of poetry (something I rarely do and never thought I would do in any significant form)
- Behind on my reading
- Behind on reviewing (I swear, Strange Horizons, a review is coming to you for Harbor by Lindqvist!)
- The articles I'm supposed to be working on for my academic career are way behind too
- Plenty of other things are behind too...
This is unacceptable. Completely and utterly unacceptable. So, I'm going to do the following to resolve this:
- Limit my Internet usage time
It should be easy to manage with my girlfriend going on vacation, which opens up my evenings; I can devote more time to catching up, while missing her terribly.
- Set blogging "time limits"
I shouldn't spend more than an hour doing blogging things, including things for The Skiffy and Fanty Show. This means I'll have to get quick at writing my TV/movie reviews, rather than spending hours doing them.
- Set reviewing time
I need to write a review a week, or more. And I need to get better at writing reviews...time limits might help.
- Set reading time
Because I need to read more.
- Set academic-stuff time
Because I need to finish those articles!
- Make sure when I am studying, prepping lectures, and so on, that I am only doing that
Why? Because when I do these things, I find myself doing lots of other things too, like wasting time wandering the Internet.
I don't know what these limits and what not are going to look like, but I think it's safe to say that I will put a lot of extra time into editing to get caught up on WISB. I'm behind. I don't like it. At all.
So there you have it. That's my mini manifesto thing.