If you don't, watch the video above. Or not. It's not a song I would recommend unless you like cheesy 80s ear-worms. It's there as a point of reference, to emphasize the following.
Writers can totally dig that statement, working for the weekend. For a lot of us, this is the only time we can scrounge some word-slingin' time. Some of us emerge from bed early Saturday morning, haul our half-dead asses to the nearest caffeine procurement device. Once that is accomplished and wake -up mode has fully powered on, we sit in front of our computers for as long as we can and make word pudding on a blank screen. It's gloopy and messy as hell, like all first drafts, but getting it down is all that matters. The time for turning it into something tasty comes later.
I've got several stories of what I call the "backburner" variety in my Word files. I am going to make a habit of it to decide what I want to work on each weekend. I think this is a good way for me to get back into the habit of working on certain stories with an end-goal of finishing something to put in the editing folder or send to beta readers.
Currently, I have two stories I really want to get more editing done on as well as the slew of stories to continue writing.
The following are the stories I want to work on this weekend, and ONLY these stories:
- For Editing:
- An Irregular Meeting of the Cult of Conspiracy Theorists
- The Imminent Fall of the Tumbler Stargate and Its Mother AI
- For Working On:
- Particle Girl Theory
- Venusian Eggrolls Taste Like Despair
- 14 Riffs on a 2-String Guitar
Making task lists like this help me, whether it is getting through college or writing. What works for you?