2019.12.11 Update

An update on time for once- it must be a damned miracle, huh?

As amazing as that fact is, I really don’t have much to say as we get into this week’s update. I said that last week too- late- if I recall, but unless I end up coming up with another organizational system I’m probably not going to adhere to the chances of this being very long are quite slim.

And on that note, let’s talk about the amazing progress my new schedule has propagated.

Nothing more than I was already doing, really. Earlier I was finishing up the first half of chapter 108 and reached the 5000 for the cutoff. The scene isn’t completely done but that’s as far as I got.

For context, I was at 4600 and change this morning. I managed a whopping 400 words before calling it quits and wasting my time on games despite having dedicated an entire day for that.

No one to blame for that but myself and I am less than pleased with the bastard. I’m somewhat tempted to simply get rid of all my games and disconnect from the internet when I sit down to write just so I won’t be distracted but I can;t see how I’d go through with that when I can;t even stick to a schedule for writing time.

I know that part of it is that I’m too damn comfortable at my desk and that if I sat down in the lobby of a restaurant I’d probably get more done. I don’t really want to do that, but will be saving it for a plan E or so.

The first thing to try would be, naturally, making my work space less comfortable. I guess that starts by cleaning it up. Honestly, that would probably help quite a bit and, as I write on a wobbly little sidetable I have set up next to my gaming rig- I should probably either get a lower desk or a higher chair.

Writing is much easier when I don’t have to reach up to hit the keyboard, probably because it feels better.

Or I could, you know, find a way to make this table less wobbly and just keep using it. It could work, if I was in any way mechanically inclined. It was not designed to be used in this manner, as my drink is making quite clear to me.

Hmm, actually, I moved my ‘work’ desk outside my room because in the summer my room is a fucking oven and I figured the opportunity to cool down would help me get more done. Now that it’s cold again, maybe I’d be better off moving the gaming rig out there and setting up this desk for my work.

I’d need to clean both rooms and both desks, but this might help increase productivity.

Maybe.

I’m grasping at straws here, honestly. My will and self control are just about nonexistent, so I’m looking for any boost that could help me get more done in the small amount of time I can actually bring myself to do what I’m supposed to.

The worst part is that, since starting my Patreon, writing is part of my job. No one really likes to be working even a single job, let alone two, but it’s far from a difficult job- I’ve been doing it as a hobby for years- but my pride does sting knowing I’m falling dramatically short of what I know I should be able to do.

If this is how I manage it as a part time job, maybe it’s a good thing it’s unlikely it will ever become full time. That would probably just be a disaster.

I’ll probably spend what’s left of my evening trying to get things rearanged, then, because after doinfg thsi writing I’m probably not going t oget any more doen tonight.

It does make me wonder why I keep writing these, really, becasue I know there’s only a handful of you out there who care to read them. That time could definately be put t obetter time writing and, now that I think about it, the money I spend on thsi site could probably be put to better use too.

I know the renewal for the site is coming up soon and I’m trying to decide if I’m going t okeep the site at all. If I do, though, I’ll probably jump down to one of the lower tiers simply because no one’s really going to know and it will cost me a lot less.

All these updates really are these days is a chance to vent and I can either do that in a regular text editor and save it to my computer or get my shit together and stay on top of everything I need to be doing.

So we may or may not continue these updates and I may or may not continue with Eyazahrid.net into 2020. The only real purpose it serves is hosting the Commentaries but, like my updates, hardly anyone cares for those either.

I’m sure I can find an alternative. Like, you know, responding to reviews directly. Gods, when was the last time I did that?

I’ve got some time to figure it out- a month or two- and I’ll at least have two- possibly three- updates as we finish of the year.

I guess we’ll just have to see how everything plays out.

That should about cover it for this update- hey, look at that, it ended up way bigger than I had expected- so I suppose it’s time to wrap everything up.

Oh, yeah, Sealkeeper has just had it’s anniversary recently. It’s now four years old and, honestly, I have no idea how close we are to a finish. There’s a good chance we’ll hit five years before we’re finished.

Let’s hope it’s a good one.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

2 thoughts on “2019.12.11 Update

  1. As far as cash money goes…. You can just make a channel in the discord for these, and set it so nobody but you can type there. Similar effect, and then we can all poke you about it if you’ve forgotten it, seeing as we’ll all have the visible reminder that it’s meant to be there.

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