Holy Crap. Ghosts are bad news, eh?
So, anyway, here I am running down the clock on the story, getting to the final, climactic scene when I get contacted by Evil Hat who makes really cool RPG stuff and asked if I could do a several interior illustrations for them on a tight deadline. Now, Evil Hat happens to make stuff I really love, “Spirit of the Century“, the “Atomic Robo” game and “The Dresden Files RPG“, so when they asked, I jumped. I’m really looking forward to working with these guys, and with the amount of work they need and the time-frame they need it by, I’ll be devoting bit of creative time I have to the project for the next month.
But…but…what about Ghost Zero?
Well, that’s a darned good question. I want the story to move along, and I’m just a few thousand words from being finished with the first draft, so I went looking for free time I could grab to write. You know what I came up with?
I’m lucky enough to have a job that provides a lunch hour, and I happen to have a computer sitting right in front of me, so yesterday, I put on headphones, blasted some appropriate music and tried to write.
…And it worked!
It wasn’t as much as I normally get to write in a day, but it was still progress, which is the important thing, and I still felt like I’d had a break from work.
So remember, life wants to keep you from writing, and will throw every opportunity in your way to stop you, but you don’t have to let it. Look at the routines you normally have and ask yourself “does it HAVE to be that way?” If it doesn’t maybe you could make a change that would fit some creative time in there. Even if it is just a little, it will be something.