It’s been a little over a month since I wrote about writer’s block, and despite the seemingly oxymoronic nature of such a post, received a lot of great advice. One bit that I implemented almost immediately came from a very close friend who had the opportunity on numerous occasions to observe my library school work habits.
“Why not just make yourself write for 15 minutes a day? Usually that was enough to get you going on the assignments you were procrastinating on.”
Putting aside the vile calumny that I might procrastinate, the theory seemed sound. So I dropped a daily reminder into my calendar, and it’s actually worked really well. I’ve already put together several pages of project summary that I can probably mold into an article of some kind.
The only problem is that after a few weeks I got burned out a bit on said project summary. So I’ve decided to widen the scope of my daily admonition a bit: 15 minutes a day, either on a project to be published or presented on, or this blog, or my gaming blog (which is an excellent outlet for writing when I really need a break from talking shop).
I’ve been using this iteration for a week or so, and it seems solid. We’ll see where the various projects and so forth stand in another couple of months, though.