A to Z Challenge 2013

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stress is good for me

Yes, this title is a weird launching point and probably untrue. But I am trying to chant it like a mantra as I contemplate all of the duties I have stacking up. My family and I are in the process of moving, an undesirable chore at best. It becomes even more difficult when one has to sift through eleven years of collected junk. Then there are the number of articles I need to finish up and publish for Brighthub.com, where I'm a contract writer. I cannot imagine how busy my editing duties there will be, since our Managing Editor has barked at all of us writers for being lax in submitting our articles. I am hanging my head in shame at this one, because I'm unfortunately one of the lazy writers who hasn't got his butt in gear. I edit for a number of writers as well, so tonight might be a late one.

Then of course there is the day job I have, where projects and problems have been stacking up. I found out a little known "feature" of Microsoft Office 2007 this morning that has played all kinds of havoc with my email, so much so that I have actually uninstalled the software completely to rid myself of it. Luckily I'm an IT guy, so I have access to other tools to replace what has been tossed out in anger.

Finally, its been some time since I had a moment to work on my book, and this last straw is the one that is trying to break the camel's back, so to speak. When I began this blog, I was hoping it would invigorate me to plunge back in and be incredibly prolific in my writing. Alas, time and life in general has worked its ruthless magic once more to deprive me of any real progress. Or maybe its just me being lazy. Probably its the latter, but dammit I'm going to get past this roadblock if it kills me.

On a good note, I have gotten in contact with a friend of mine who will be helping me with some research into politics, a necessary evil I must delve into for the book. Since I've never held public office of any kind, his help will be very much appreciated. Keep your fingers crossed for me, as I need all the help I can get.

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