Have you ever been pulled and tugged and pushed to fill a want when you know you have other needs you need to fulfill first? Like…obligations?
I am behind on word count. It’s a need. I need to get 5700 words done
today on She-Wolf. I need to work on a bear and get it finished this
weekend so I can ship it on Monday. Those are deadline needs.
But I also needed to vacuum and mop the floors. And dust. I did the
floors, and some of the dusting. I also washed all the puppies’ bedding,
towels I used on them, etc. I have too many needs.
Then there are the darn wants. I’m usually good about fulfilling
needs first, then wants as a treat, just like if the puppies do what
they’re supposed to, they get their treats. :)
So, I started watching Outlander. I bought the tape. Can’t get it on
my limited channels and I’ve done the free premium channels for 3 mos
and rarely ever watch them. But while working on the bears, I’ll watch a
movie. And I’m hooked. And I want to watch more. Love anything that’s
historical, love time travel. Love the Highlands. So enjoying so far.
And I want to watch more of it. I could fulfill a need while I do
so–make up the remaining bear for the order.
But, I have to get my word count. And that’s nagging at me. So first
the writing, and then the bear. But I also want to play Dragonage
Inquisition. RPGs are really addictive. I’m goal oriented. I want to
solve quests, fulfill missions, take down the bad guys, rescue the good
guys. I work long hours on writing and promoting. I enjoy it, but I also
need a break from it–I tell myself, just to go and fight monsters, etc.
Again, I tell myself–yes, you can. You can play all day long! IF you get your word count. *sigh*
So I have to post another blog [need] and then after that? I’ll play
my game for a while, then stop and watch the movie and work on the bear
But what I really want to do is skip writing and play the game.
Writing prevails. I write 2500 words a day, but as you can see with needing 5700 today, I’m behind.
Off to write another blog and see what wins out. Writing? Or…..Gaming.
I have to say that some of the reason I’m not getting tons of word
count is that I’m getting closer to the end. I have to wrap up loose
ends and figure out how I’m going to end it, how I’m going to get the
hero and heroine to say I do without it sounding like any of the other
books. So that means lots of thinking…
Have a super great day!
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Need vs Want
USA Today Bestseller and Award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval historical romantic suspense, Terry Spear also writes true stories for adult and young adult audiences. She’s a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has an MBA from Monmouth University. She also creates award-winning teddy bears, Wilde & Woolly Bears, to include personalized bears designed to commemorate authors’ books. When she’s not writing or making bears, she’s teaching online writing courses. Originally from California, she’s lived in eight states and now resides in the heart of Texas. She is the author of Heart of the Wolf (Publishers Weekly's BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR), Destiny of the Wolf, To Tempt the Wolf, Legend of the White Wolf, Seduced by the Wolf, Wolf Fever, Heart of the Highland Wolf, Dreaming of the Wolf, The Highland Wolf in Paradise, Deadly Liaisons (vampire romantic suspense), Winning the Highlander’s Heart, The Accidental Highland Hero, A Ghost of a Chance at Love (Time Travel Western Romance), The Vampire…In My Dreams (young adult), Deidre’s Secret (young adult) and numerous articles and short stories for magazines.