I’m hard at work on a new novel and it feels great.
I am doing a lot of reading about the subject I’m going to be working with, trying to understand it better for the sake of what I’m writing. I may break down and buy a book or two about the very specific subject I’m thinking about, simply so I can write about it intelligently.
But that is a long term goal. Right now, I’m just using books I’ve gotten from the library. It’s cool to read books again. Getting a job really helped me a lot in finding the motivation to stop obsessing about my Webstats and be productive again. Now, I just need to start paying off bills. That is my chief goal in the near term. I have been putting that off some because I don’t want to feel poor again.
I risk really screwing things up if I don’t get my act together and start paying some bills. So, I am going to vow to myself to do just that. And once I pay down some debt, I am going to seriously think about my next step. Am I going to attempt to visit Brooklyn, or am I going to try to do something even more interesting. I may attempt to at least visit Cambodia and teach there for a few months. But that is just idle daydreaming. I have a lot to do before that can happen.
In the meantime, I’m going to hunker down and work on the novel and try to knock that out as quick as possible. I have changed it a great deal from the original outline that I posted here. It is a lot better in my opinion. I need to use what free time I have as productively as possible.