I think it’s safe to say that I was looking for just about any excuse to procrastinate this week.
This week, and especially this weekend, I had to give my computer a real deep cleaning. It hasn’t been upgraded since I got it in 2009, and that lag cause email problems for me at work. By the way, I’m really digging Mavericks. I also looked up numerous ways to up my productivity, which isn’t bad per se, but it can get to a point where you’re focused more on how to do your job than actually doing your job.
One brilliant idea was trying to get rid of my junk-filled personal email address in favor of three – a personal one, a more professional one, and a writing-exclusive one – but an exec at work said I was giving myself more headaches than it was worth. In the end, I ended up with a helpful tip to just archive everything, which clears up your mailbox without deleting your messages. I also figured out how to use Mail on my Macbook to check all my email accounts at once. So in that case, I will say it’ll probably help me out in the long run.
I did get some writing done this week on a new article for Carpe Nocturne, and I’m still plugging away on the screenplay idea, but I’d really like to set aside some time to develop a new fiction piece. I still feel a little bummed out about giving up my “one story a week” ambition, I also think it’s taken a huge weight off my mind.
So I’m ready to take on the coming week. Are you?