a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Friday, April 8, 2011
making work fun
well, wouldn't it be awesome to work wherever this is? they must have people with amazing senses of humor. work should be fun. or I think it should be. you get higher productivity for multiple reasons. I think if you can make your work fun, you do a better job but that's just me. I try and make my writing fun. especially research. research is always an opportunity to buy new books and watch films. LOVE IT.
I have been buying bunches of books lately for an unrelated future WIP. they're history related so I am really going to enjoy them. the bad thing about these books is that they really get into my brain. sometimes I even end up dreaming about the subject matter. it's okay because like I mentioned in another post, I dreamed the idea for this book. so reading and sleeping, two of my all time favorite things yielded productive and positive results. if I could find a job that combined that, I'd be all over it. I'd love it. anyway, I got a really cool book in the mail today and I'm dying to get to it. it looks even better in person than it did on the Barnes and Noble website. I just can't start it yet because I have stuff to do for our local writer's group meeting tomorrow, work on my blog posts for my guest stops(they are gonna be terrific!) and do laundry. I loathe laundry. it comes from my days as a theatre student and having to do show laundry. but the things must get done. I'll figure out a way to make them fun.