East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Keep working


Getting old I’m getting lazy*.
So I need all the help I can to keep on track with my work.

So, right now I’m working on a game-related project, putting together a thing tentatively called The Claws of the Purple Cat.

Writing a game scenario is quite fun, but it is not like writing a story.
It’s more like putting together a construction kit for a story.

I’m writing in blocks – chunks of information that the game keeper will be able (hopefully) to assemble in the way and inthe order that fits his game.

It’s quite interesting, but as I said – I’m lazy.
So, to keep on the straight and narrow, I’m using you – my readers.

There’s a word countere here on the right – courtesy of Writertopia.
It shows my progress.
The-Penguins-of-Madagascar-Season-2-Episode-2-It-s-About-TimeThis way, I can’t let go and waste time napping or watching old Penguins of Madagascar reruns without publicly losing face.
Nice and smooth.
I’m blackmailing myself into working with a serious schedule.

And now, back to work.

*Not that when I was younger I was any different, but my health was better, and I had more energy.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

9 thoughts on “Keep working

  1. Go back to your desk, you lazy writer! πŸ™‚


  2. You are the busier lazy-guy that I know! πŸ˜€


  3. Tried it. And not to be a wet blanket, but it’s not working terribly well. Don’t get me wrong – it did at first, up until, say, half-way through. Then… I don’t know, I guess I lost momentum, and my wordcount thingie just stopped being effective as a self-prodding tool. Now it just sits there, dusty and neglected… It glares at me whenever I happen to look at it – so I try not to, while I write other things, revise other things, sketch out more other things.
    Sad, isn’t it?
    But hey, you are not me, so best of luck with it.


    • In this case in particular, I’ve other factors prodding me on – to wit, the promise of a fair cheque if I deliver the work, and the wrath of a furious editor if I do not… πŸ™‚


  4. Ah well then, this is a horse of quite another colour…


  5. Ah, so we’re little better than living deadlines? (oh, the pun!) πŸ™‚


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