Excuses, excuses

I haven’t been able to write much this week; I’m not entirely sure why. I felt quite inspired early this week too, so it’s a bit saddening that I just haven’t been able to get myself to write non-journal things. I suppose it’s partly because of:

  1. I get home tired — I spend around four hours a day travelling to and from work;
  2. I don’t know what to write, exactly, and I just sit in front of the computer with my head completely blank; and
  3. I’ve been feeling down and rather depressed and can’t for the life of me make more than very maudlin depressing poetry (which shall never see the light of day).

The coming week doesn’t seem too conducive to writing, either. For one thing, my dad will be flying to different (local) places throughout the week, so that means I will be commuting to and from work, as opposed to hitching a ride with my dad. That adds an extra hour of travel time between home and office, and that means I will be spending six hours on the road. I leave home at six, get to work at nine; I leave work at five, and get home at nine (that was four hours, but yeah). It’s very draining, in addition to work, and to other sundry stuff I have to deal with during the week. :( I can’t stay up late since I can’t let myself sleep heavily on the way to work (and wake up where?). Help! :((

Plus, a lot of things are vying for my attention! I want to release the next version of my Enthusiast script soon, so I have to work out the last few bugs for that. But before I release that, I have to WordPress-ify Indiscripts first. And before I do that, I have to make sure my custom downloads organizer can handle being included in a WordPress-powered site! I think I’m ending up making a completely new version of the downloads organizer. @-)

We did peek in Powerbooks tonight, and I saw this book: The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art by Carol Joyce Oates. It looks quite interesting and promising–I read a few bits and pieces and it reminds me rather like Brenda Ueland’s If You Want to Write, which I have raved about before (haha!).

Well, we shall see what happens this week. Sigh, the paragraph I quoted in this entry really does ring true. :p It’s hard to get back into things once you’ve slacked off. :(


  • Yup :) I do :))

  • Haha, you know JM too? Onga, small world, it always amazes me how we’re all connected. :D

  • Yesh! The YM smilies/smileys are really cute ;)) I often wish that other WP users would have the plugin so I could play around with my comments, leaving expressions aside from text.

    By the way, JM Ibanez has mentioned you to me before too :)) Small world ne?

  • Eee, Lynn and I are friends too. :D Commuting is HORRID especially in this weather! And yes, it really is up to us. It’s just so easy to be distracted sometimes. Hee :D

    I luff the y!m smileys. Haha! :x

  • Blog-hopping from Nitpicky.org to Francesbean to this blog. I could somewhat relate to your commuter’s blues. I also have a similar dilemma. It is terrible sometimes especially during the rainy seasons and when you really feel like there is nothing left to do about the situation. I haven’t been updating my blog as often as I did. And I couldn’t seem to write meaningful stuff even though I want to. Maybe I am tired already? Yeah, there’s that.

    In any case, I think that it’s up to us to really go and start writing ;) Just do it, as the Nike Ad says.

    (Looks like you’re using the YM Smileys plugin :D Kewl! ;)) Awesome even! (*) )