Snow Day!

The snow came in heavy last night, resulting in a school closing today and a day off for me. With tonight’s high winds, I may even have the day off tomorrow, too.

The trick, then, is capitalizing on the bonus time and being productive with other projects. Today I decided to get back to work on my pig sty of an office. I put a dent in things, but there’s still a ways to go.

As much as I like having an office, I don’t spend near enough time in there. I’m trying to get to the point where I get some writing business done every day, be it writing, plotting, editing, or even just research. However, I’ve not been very successful due to a combination of both things outside my control and a general lack of discipline. I’ve been trying to do it from a laptop in the living room, but the temptation to spend time with the family or stare at the television has trumped discipline.

When I go into the office, though, I only see all of the other work that needs to be done. I see the mounds of paperwork on the desk, and the comics the kids scattered around the floor. I see the unopened comics shipments and stacks of books that don’t fit on the shelves. I see the miscellaneous junk the wife finally got tired of seeing in the kitchen, and the various electronics I’ve squirreled away for no particular reason.

I don’t stare at the monitor, I stare at all that other shit.

It’s time to shake things up. There’s no guarantee it’ll solve my discipline problem, of course, but it’s a step in the right direction.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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