Ohh, something shiny!
I like to plan. At work I have a lovely colourful spreadsheet to track my current caseload and when I need to review everything. In my living room I have a calendar with pictures of hot shirtless dudes telling me when I’m due to workout. The hot guys work as a motivational tool. And in my bedroom, I have a whiteboard to track my current projects and when I’m hoping to have them finished by. It also lists any important deadlines.
Now, that’s all well and good, but I always seem to find myself falling behind. Why? Because the world is full of shiny things, and like a lot of writers I suffer from a debilitating affliction known as procrastinationitis syndrome. You wanna know what my kryptonites are? Well, read on.
Facebook / Twitter – Some days I’ll find myself scrolling through the same content for the gazillionth time because I seemingly have nothing better to do. Except, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It all starts out innocently as I read my messages, then check my notifications. But then, out of nowhere, a link to ’10 photos of cats that got themselves stuck in awkward positions’ and I get sucked into a black hole of lolcats and epic fail photos.
Youtube – I like a bit of music while I write. Currently, my favourite writing music is the Nightwish concert ‘Showtime, Storytime’. https://youtu.be/ulN7_7v5Jfk The fact that the video is 90minutes long means I don’t have to constantly go searching for songs to listen to, and I love the whole thing so I don’t have to go skipping anything. But sometimes I’ll spot a video on the front page that catches my interest. Maybe a channel I’ve subscribed to has uploaded something new. Or there’s something intriguing in the related videos section. Whatever it is, once I’ve clicked that first link, I’m doomed.
Netflix / Anime – I’m a big anime fan, and there are so many out there so it’s no surprise that I lose a lot of time watching them. Some of my favourites are Sword Art Online, Naruto, Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist, Akame Ga Kill, Psychopass, Zankyo no Terror, Blue Exorcist, High School of the Dead, Zetsuen no Tempest… the list could literally go on forever. And it doesn’t help that Netflix recently added a load of them to their site. Not that I didn’t spend enough time on Netflix anyway. I recently just finished watching Buffy all the way through. So many feels 🙁 Poor Spike. Although, Andrew was kinda cute, too.
Tumblr – Because who can resist scrolling through thousands of pictures of naked guys? I know I can’t. The problem with Tumblr is the sheer volume of pictures. You can literally scroll for hours and hours and always find something new.
Video Games – I used to be a massive gamer. While I was at university I would literally spend hours every day playing MMO’s (online multiplayers) like Final Fantasy 11, or World of Warcraft. While I may still hop online for a quick spin, they don’t hold the same appeal they once did. But I’m still a sucker for a good game every now and then. Role-playing games are my favourites, like Final Fantasy, Tales of Xilia, Skyrim, and Pokemon.
It’s no wonder I get distracted when there’s so much temptation all around me. That said, I’m not too far behind where I planned to be. If I can just get 50,000 words done this month then I’ll be back on track. Unlikely, but as long as I don’t drift any further behind I’ll be happy. I’ll just need to stay away from the internet… and computers in general… and actually, maybe I should just go live in the wilderness where there are no electronics. I could take a typewriter with me and I might actually get some work done.
Title: Familiar Feeling
Publisher: Wilde City
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Due out May 6th!
Drew never believed in magic. Then three years after his wife’s unexplained death he unearths a book of spells in his attic. Reading the first ‘stupid poem’ seems harmless, until he acquires his very own familiar, Felix.
Drew and Felix soon realise an attraction that goes beyond their magical bond. However, there’s a coven of demon-worshipping witches out to steal Drew’s newfound power. If they want to survive long enough to see where their mutual desires take them, Felix must teach Drew the art of witchcraft. But will he be ready in time?
~ Daniel Kaine
About Daniel Kaine
Daniel was born and raised in the Land of Rain, aka England, where he now lives with his four lovable furballs; Mik, Ash, Spidey and Flash. Originally trained as a Biology teacher, Daniel was unsure what to do with his life until he came across fanfiction for his favourite anime and decided to have a go at writing his own. To this day, he still cringes at the memory of the cheesy terminology he used.
When not writing, Daniel enjoys a variety of activities, including running, going to the gym, bondage, watching anime, and the mass-slaying of virtual monsters in the hopes of receiving epic loot. One day, he hopes to become a werepanther and invent chocolate that can be eaten all day without making you fat.
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