I am calling today the end of my week. I wrote close to 2000 words this week and it has been torture. Last week was supposed to be the week where I'd break for a few days and not write enough, but that turned out not to be the case. I'm going to give myself the few days I probably ought to have gotten last week or even earlier this week seeing as I know I said this a few days ago. I tried to push through my doldrums despite knowing better, but I really do need some down time doing something else.
This became clear last night as I watched the movie "Jumper". I realized I was only paying half attention (much more than I needed to follow the movie) and the rest of my focus was working on my old writing project from when I was 18/19. That project was a fantasy book about jumping dimensions. I was working on a six element cycle for the magic system.
Not a good idea! Eventually, I realized what I was doing and decided a new writing project would be an unacceptable short term project. First, it's not short term, and second, I don't need to be doing any more writing than my current story and my blogging. So the question becomes what do I do with myself? I decided I'm going to watch another TV series. Though it pains me to waste a few days on such a marathon it does have its advantages.
First, it's free, and we all know I'm seeking to save myself a few bucks. Second, it effectively allows someone else gets to do the creative thinking for me for a few days. An element of my brain that I suppose is due for a little R&R. Third, a number of my Sci-Fi friends have been trying to get me to watch this show for five years, so I can finally present my thoughts on the show. Fourth, I can use it for a little bit of research. After all, it has been the highest rated Sci-Fi show for five years. They must be doing something right, so if I can garner a few good ideas from the show, it will have been time well spent. (Unlike the time I spent on Stargate SG1.)
At this point, many of you know which show I am talking about. Today, and this weekend, I plan to watch the first two seasons of Battle Star Galactica. Thus, I will either not be blogging this weekend, or I will blog my thoughts on that show. I'll have little else to talk about, unless people want to hear detailed adventures of me going to the grocery store tomorrow.
I didn't take any caffeine last night, so after my movie, I ended up taking a three hour nap. I'm sure part of that was due to the movie, but anyway, I'm hoping I can use BSG to force myself to stay up most of the day and get off this sleeping through the evenings nonsense. Hopefully, I'll be able to stay up until 6 or 7pm tonight and pretend I'm on a more normal schedule.