Working Through The Weekend

I am highly disappointed with myself. From having an incredibly super productive week last week to being in a state of burnout this week, I can’t help but feel the wasted time has undone the progress of all my effort. 

However, you either win or learn. And I have learnt how to pace myself to prevent this from happening. 

1. Hit the bed Early! 

2. Plan for many days in advance. 

3. Draw up a system and stick with it. Flexibility doesn’t work for someone like me. I’ll end up procrastinating. 

4. Find an emotional outlet. Being couped up in a room writing can often lead to emotional frustration and a build up of unused emotions. It is important to plug back into the world weekly. 

5. Avoid the news. It’s depression and distracting. 

6. Play around. Have some fun. All work isn’t s recipe for long term survival. 

I’ll be working through the weekend to try and get the momentum going. 

Talk on Monday. 

Z.K

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Not Much Writing Done Today

It looks like I’m human after all and burnout is a reality. Damn. I’m not beating myself up too much about it because there’s not many excuses I’m making for not getting a lot of work done today.

It was hot and I was lazy. As upsetting as that is to me, I think the best thing would be to work later tonight to catch up. Sure, I could start fresh tomorrow morning but I don’t want to take the chance of falling off the bandwagon.

When trying to build habits, you know how important it is to be consistent. That’s why I’ll make a fair attempt to write for about 2 hours tonight before sleeping.

The weekend was pretty damn good. I actually worked -_- and that’s probably resulted in the laziness that cloaked itself around my mind and body today. Wait, let me stop myself right there. No excuses!

I do hope you had a fantastic weekend. I managed to get out of the house on Saturday and Sunday. We watched a movie as well as indulged in some spicy fries :p It was a good weekend for me!

Let me know what you got up to.

Z.K

My New Book Is Live And Free On Amazon, Show Some Support :)

productivity handbook cover 3.jpgI thought twice about publishing this post given that it’s about promoting a book of mine. But, I want to show up and share my work with you!

This is a small book I’ve been writing in my spare time, it’s called THE PRODUCTIVITY HANDBOOK FOR LAZY PEOPLE and I put in tons of work into making it as potent and fluff free as possible.

No gimmicks. No sales pitch. No fluff and bullshit.

It’s just a informational guide packed with every single bit of productivity techniques I implement on a daily basis. Well, I threw some motivation in it too 🙂

Here’s the book live on Amazon – The Productivity Handbook For Lazy People

It is free and I would seriously appreciate any support I can get, whether you decide to download it, review it or simply share it with someone who could benefit from it 🙂

Okay. Enough of that. I’ve still got about 2300 words to complete before calling it a day. It’s been one hell of a busy day with promotions and marketing. But, I enjoy the grind and I hope you do too.

Here’s to many more days like this!

Z.K

Confidence Always Reflects In Words

Bold. Calculated. Fearless.

These are often characteristics found in individuals and writers who are confident. It’s not easy. Putting yourself out there and being as experimental as possible in writing is a scary feat to accomplish.

I always just presumed that confidence is something you can wing. Fake it until you make it, right? 

But, I’m not so sure that actually works. What I have come to understand is that it is crucial for any writer who wants to start a novel to be confident from the get go. You cannot afford to let a lack of self esteem hold you back because if you do, it’s highly likely you won’t write.

There were times when I doubted my abilities and it often resulted in me trashing my work or deleting it altogether.

Eh! It sucks!

However, why bother so much? If you want to write and you’re unsure if people would accept it or not, write anyway! If they don’t accept, too bad. We’ll try again! If they accept your work, you gain a ton. The only scenario where you lose is if you don’t even try.

I read a quote recently and it said, “You either win or you learn. Failure does not measure into the equation unless you quit.”

It’s so damn true. This morning I fired up my laptop, opened my book and read the few pages I wrote yesterday. I didn’t like what I wrote and started to feel as if maybe I’m not cut out to write an epic adventure novel. There’s so many elements that goes into writing a solid story and I didn’t feel like I was confident enough to do it.

I could have quit but it would have been a waste of my time to quit!

So, I just decided to use the tools in my arsenal and write as best as I could today.

That’s the trick. Just write for today.

Don’t think about whether the next 10 chapters are going to be insanely entertaining. Focus on making today’s chapter as interesting and exciting as possible and the rest will follow when the time arrives.

In time, I’m sure my confidence will increase. Look, challenges are what makes us stronger. Every time we write, we’re getting stronger and better.

Let’s just write and forget about all those insecurities.

The story I’m working on is called INFINITY and I’m truly excited to share it with you as soon as it’s done. The ideas for this story is terrific. I’m hoping the execution is on point and everything comes together properly.

Keep on keeping on, fellow writers and authors!

Z.K

Basic Hate, Hate Basic

You’re nothing like the facade on the outside. Boring,tasteless,overwhelming pride. You wear it with such grace. You’re nothing like this painted image, at best you’re nothing more than hateful. Your bitter face wears that hideous make believe smile, at best your inside is nothing more than bile. You’re nothing like the seasons. Warm,cold,fresh and comforting, at best you’re nothing more than a well dressed bag of lies. At basic, you’re everything that I hate and more.

What happened with this short piece is that it got me thinking of what it’s like to not embrace the person you truly are. It’s so easy to fall into a dark pit that consumes your personality until you’re left with an ugly skeleton. I think this is more of a self reflective piece of someone looking at their self and feeling upset by how they’ve embrace a very superficial one dimensional personality. There were these short intervals in my own life which I experienced this kind of low so I figured writing about how I disapproved of myself at these times in the past would be reflective and progressive.

On a side note, it struck me that my cats have something very common about their names – Jerry, snowy, blacky, gaffy, and now velvy…. Courtesy of my mom.

Over To You – 

I ask you, have you embraced your inner beauty yet?