Customer service really drives me up the wall sometimes. Long story short, our book would have been up for paperback on amazon on the 14th if it wasn't for a bug on the CreateSpace site/a problem on their end, saying our cover wasn't working. This was, the first time we had uploaded it (then needed to change something in the interior file) the site said it was fine.
Cue almost a week later and me so angry and frustrated having to call customer service seven times as they kept rejecting our cover and saying it was our fault. Long story short, I had them on the line for over a half hour the last time, telling them that the problem was theirs, not ours. Went in circles about five times with one guy, talked to their supervisor for ten, and had the cover approved in the next hour.
And after that I treated myself to a giant bowl of ice cream. So my moral of the story is, don't get between me, my writing, publishing, and knowing when I'm right about something because (puts on sunglasses) you're going to be proven wrong, no matter how long it takes.
Would I say that I'm a procrastinator? Sometimes. I'm more of a person that's really good at time management. While classmates complain about not having enough time to do homework or not having any free time to do what they want to do for fun, I have plenty of time. Not to have a big head, but I'm good at time management and always have been. Yeah, for a while there Mom and Dad emphasized that I needed to get my homework done first. So by the time that I was in Middle School I came home every day with nearly no homework because I had done it while I was at school, waiting for my brothers to finish sports practice, or that I worked out how to do it as soon as I got home from school.
Even in high school I did most of my homework for the week during my study halls so that I had my nights and weekends free as well as my work done early. The same applies for what I've been doing in college. Every Sunday I do my homework for the week that way I have a better way to study and re-asses myself with what I know of whatever subject I'm studying. However, now that I'm done with finals and have all this free time, I don't know what to do. I have so many books and stories to do and I have so much time to do it that I don't want to spend all of it doing it. Then again, being in Roanoke where there's not much to do, not wanting to spend a lot of my leftover money after buying Christmas presents, and most students being gone by the time I go home, I'm not sure what to do.
So what do you all do with your free time? And can you help me decide what to do because reading, doing homework/studying, reading, writing, practicing the guitar, and playing video games usually takes up my time as it is.
It's official, the last day of the semester is over. Don't get me started about how long this week felt. The funny things was it felt like it took a long time...when I had no homework. I had one presentation in my French Class that went over really well and didn't take long to do. All of my other classes I really didn't do much but sit there and listen. I, personally, believe that was no point in having classes this week, but it was fun.
I was able to learn about the kinds of businesses that some of my classmates would like to make if they were given the opportunity, I saw what other classmates were doing for their projects and papers on immigration (seriously, some of them are so unique, I'm jealous. I'm creative with writing, not with most projects) and I was able to get a better sense of who some of my other classmates were. It's kind of pathetic, actually, one of my closer friends is a junior and I only just got to know her before we leave in the spring. (It was funny because she only just realized that most of our class wasn't going to see her again after the next year since we'd all be graduating).
It's one step closer to graduation but at this point, I'm not thinking about that. I'm thinking about the four days I have free before I go home and being able to see my Mom, Jackee, CC, and Phillip when I get there. The time we go home can't come fast enough.
Now, I'm not saying that my motivation has been beaten down bit by bit because of finals (my sanity has though). I'm just saying I haven't been able to find my motivation to write for a while. Having most of my finals done ahead of time, I have a lot more time to get some writing done. And by some, I mean a lot because I have so many stories that I need to finish, some that I need o start, and novels that need the same treatment. Others I need to go back and edit with a fresh pair of eyes to see what can be fixed.
I've had the motivation to get schoolwork done, I've had the motivation to look up different ways for my writing to improve, I've had inspiration for what I want to write, but I have no motivation what so ever to get started on any of it. If I open a word document and see everything I have to do or where I left off, it's only a matter of seconds until I close it and try and watch a YouTube video.
(Curse you, Cisco, you're making my videos load at a snail's pace! Grrr!)
Maybe it's because I haven't given myself an adequate break from writing considering I haven't stopped since the 5th grade. (I've tried once before and only lasted one week and a half before I broke down and started again). Plus, I need to do more blog posts because as my sisters and I know, being a set of quadruplets, there's always something to talk about.
So my question is, how do I get my motivation back?
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.