Writing and Networking Quandary
I think that the one major problem I have when it comes to my networking with others, and my writing is my lack of consistency. One moment I’ll be in active communication with a person on a daily basis, and the next moment I’ll drop off for a month or so with little to no notice. Usually I have a good excuse–things tend to get real busy offline, though to be honest I have tendencies towards being a loner and taking extended breaks away from people simply to defrag and recalibrate myself (social scenes, regardless of where they are, tend to wear me out rather quickly. Similar situation when it comes to my more formal writing (blogging doesn’t really count in my book). One moment I’ll be completely consistent in my writing and the next it’ll dry up completely, either through writer’s block, stress or distraction. This makes writing projects and meeting deadlines a bit complicated. To be honest, I’m not sure who would want to network with me given this lack of consistency, something I find a bit depressing and frustrating at points.
I’ll be the first one to admit–I don’t think I handle stress very well sometimes, though on the other hand I’ve been told that I do handle or take on a fair amount of it to begin with. I’m never really sure which one to trust though. I also tend to get distracted–not that I lose interest in a thing, but sometimes I do spread myself alittle too widely. I wonder if that’s the reason why I could never be any sort of fandom-related person, I just have too many interests to focus solely on one. And when writing about something that is, at least for me, a way of life, some things I just don’t think about writing, because to me it seems so common sense and, well, commonplace. D’oh. Not that it wouldn’t be for other writers either, but there are so many things that I do, sitting down to focus on just what to write about becomes a chore.
I’m bringing this up here mainly in an attempt to flesh out my thoughts and devise better methods to remedy this while still maintaining my sanity and sense of personal boundaries (which, to me, are more than just physical). I really want to become more active in the occult information exchange as it where, I just need to come up with a plan of action to keep myself focused.