Richard Wright

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Focus

February 9, 2009 by Richard Wright in Journal, Writing

Knowing that there will soon be massive, wonderful changes to my life (marriage, moving to Delhi – both within weeks of each other) makes it a little harder to focus on the day-to-day parts of my life at the moment. Yet focus I must, for those waiting spectacles are a good half year away, and a lot can be done in six months.

This morning, to clear my head, I went tramping through the snow, mostly so I can feel like a five year old again. I have all day to wait until my actual five year old gets home from school, and snowmen can be constructed. I will spend this time mostly writing and editing. At the moment, I’m fifty thousand words into a novel, and there’s a short story I need to write this week as well, if I can. Needless to say after recent news, I feel particularly invigorated at the moment, so may as well use it.

Must… focus…

Did I mention I’m on Goodreads these days? I meant to, and am fly-by-blogging, so apologies if I already told you this. For those of you who need to know what I’m reading, what I think of it, and can’t wait for my 2009 summary in December, feel free to join me, especially if you’re on the site too.

I’ve been using the site since January, and am into my ninth book of the year (The Zombie Survival Guide, which is bizarre and compelling). I really need to up my reading this year – partly because I have a hundred or so books in my TBR pile, and really don’t want to have to ship them halfway around the world…

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  1. JackieFebruary 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Hahaha. You sound like me. I have about 100 books in my TBR pile, as well. But I don’t finish books often enough to update my Good Reads site. Actually, I don’t even think I STARTED it, because I was already on Shelfari and didn’t see anything better at Good Reads (same kind of site). But ANYWAY, read up, brother!

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