Another day.

Whew. Life has been in hyper drive the past few days.

Have you ever noticed that the summer months tend to crawl by [except when you’re in grade school – then they fly by like you’re at Nascar or something] and the second Autumn starts, everything starts speeding up? September came and went in a flash and now we’re already two days into October. How does that keep happening?

I swear, I’m going to wake up tomorrow and it’ll be Halloween. Or Thanksgiving. Or perhaps I’ll jolt from a stupor as the bell drops in Times Square and Auld Lang Syne will be streaming from the television set. Let’s hope not!

I’m excited to report that I’ve become a freelance “contributing” writer to my University’s news blog, and I will be asked to provide articles at least once per month, if not more frequently based on their need for filler. I won’t be compensated for it, but I’m still considering this to be my first official job as a writer. I’ll have deadlines, expectations, and see my name consistently as the author of the piece – that’s payment enough for me!

Currently, I’m in a class in school that is quite challenging for me: Intro to Game Writing. I am not a gamer in any form or fashion and I find most games to be too violent, too addictive, or too time-consuming for my taste. It’s just not my thing. While I can appreciate the brilliant storytelling found in most contemporary games, it’s not something that appeals to me. So, for the first time in 21+ months of schooling, I’m finding it harder than normal to stay motivated in my coursework.

Of course, the perfectionist in me won’t let me fail the course. I’m still doing the work and doing it well. I’m just letting the procrastinator in me hold the reins and not diving into the assignments with as much enthusiasm or proactivity as I normally expend in my coursework.

I feel guilty for this, because I do not like giving less than 100% of my attention or passion to anything that I do. Any suggestions for a remedy?

 

Soliciting your advice,

~ Victoria Elizabeth Ann

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