On Year-End Retrospectives and Lack of Motivation
I'm dubbing 2009 The Year of Stressful Externalities.
I bought my first home. Exciting, but stressful as hell.
I spent most of the summer and autumn arguing with the landlord of the place we'd been renting. Also stressful as hell, and not even one tiny bit exciting.
I bought four camper vans. I'll post about this in detail later as I think I finally have enough perspective to see the whole saga as funny rather than tragic. Excitement: yes. Stress: yes x4.
I spent a lot of time worrying about money. Excitement: no. Stress: yes.
There's reason to think all of these external factors will sort themselves out in 2010. Indeed, some of them already have. But in 2009, their combined force produced a big fat writing fail.
It wasn't all fail. I submitted sketches to open-door radio shows and got something into one of them, which was extremely gratifying. But in terms of progressing my spec scripts, networking, and even updating this blog, I can only borrow a phrase from gaming: epic fail.
2010 will be better. Or I'll kick its teeth out.