Ok, yes, I know it's Friday, but I started this post on Sunday and I'm going to finish my musings gosh darn it!
So life is hectic and although I seem to have gotten over my writers block (food always works, especially when you are eating for two!). I've managed 10 more pages in the last few weeks which is good for me. I've given up trying to finish my books by a self imposed deadline. That's what work is for. I like to try for fun while I write and I will continue to do to!
But that led to another conversation in my head.
I am not the most organized person, despite my best efforts. This applies to my work, my house, my writing. I'm what many term "learning disabled" (I am not getting into the argument of what I hate that term or into any argument with people of why they don't think it exists) and even though it applies mainly to academic work like writing, it really permeates all my life.
It drives my partner crazy too. I start a project but I tend to have to pause and rethink my plan, but my brain is slower than most in its processing speed (yep, it's been tested. 95% of people are faster thinkers than me!) or I get distracted because something else has a more pressing time limit which I have to deal with first.
Which leads to the dilemma which led to the conversation in my head.
I've belonged to several forums and groups to do with spanking and one thing that always struck me is the use of spanking to try and form new habits and break old ones. It is not a lifestyle I would want to participate in but it did get me thinking.
Would a spanking help me focus more or be quicker at my work? It's a theme in many spanking stories and novels. A hot temper, not thinking actions through, or not behaving properly are often the antecedent to the punishment spanking.
Is this a bad thing? Of course not! It can lead to some very entertaining reading but in reality, for someone like me, would the threat of a spanking not make me write faster, complete tasks quicker or stay on one task longer than another? Probably not. It would just get me spanked more...which is not necessarily a bad thing.
I am very comfortable with my brain, and have been for some time. I find ways to get around the difficulties that I come up against in my every day life. I research organizational tips, software that will increase my ability to write quickly, or look for organizers to help me manage our food better.
But part of me always wonders...what if I asked my partner to help me write more regularly both here (hence a Sunday post on a Friday) or finish another chapter of my novels when I have the stories in my head.
Unfortunately I can hear his response "Why don't you use your speech-to-text software?" and he'd be right because those options are available to me, why not use them?
On a completely different note, I have noticed that March seems to be a "ask the blogger a question" month and I'd like to open that option to those who read this blog. I will try my best to actually answer them in a timely manner!