I've decided that it's time to be meaner to myself.
I gave myself virtually a year off last year due to some tough life circumstances but you know what they say: when the goin' gets tough...The truth is that I wasn't near tough enough. So I'm pulling out the big guns on myself. I want a better work ethic when it comes to my writing. I have a couple of friends who have excellent self-discipline and I've always wanted to be more like them.
Now's a better time than any, right? (Okay, maybe not so much, considering that it's April Fools Day and people are wondering if I'm joking or not. Not joking. It's just an ironic coincidence that my new goal was formulated on a day people make all kind of outrageous claims that have nothing to do with the truth.)
In order to carry out my new goal, I'm banishing myself from the internet. No twitter. No facebook. No blogger until May 1st. I'm only allowed to connect online for two reasons: Miriam-Webster (auto-connect through my word processing program) and I'll check my email once a day--because a lot of my life contact is done through email these days. Gotta pay the bills and all.
Sounds tough, right? Past time to get tough.
This is ironic and all, considering that I just said I'd be posting more (and I DO have serious plans for posting more--they're just getting shoved aside for the nonce.) I'll miss you guys and this will be hard but I want to prove something--to myself more than anyone else--and this just feels right.
Kind of twisted that being mean to myself sounds right. Oh well. I'm down with that.
See you all on the other side!