Why have 12 people looked at my blog today? I haven't written anything in it since August... This is not a real blog entry, written for the sake of writing a blog. It's mere displacement activity and what's more, it's displacement activity once removed from whatever it is I should be doing in the first place.
You see I should be doing some freelance work - even though I've just finished one client's work there's another that has been hanging around since January like a bad smell in a pub toilet, plus there are some more snapping at my heels. At some point when I actually get some time to properly relax and do nothing (as opposed to doing nothing whilst feeling guilty because I should be doing something) I'll put together some strict terms and conditions and send them out to everyone. Plus I'll have the time to update my own website instead of other people's!
But the freelance work isn't what I'm avoiding by writing this.
In order to avoid doing the freelance work, I really should be writing this week's homework for my course Writing for Stage and Radio. It's quite an interesting course - better than the writing course I was on last year, although the homework is a bit vague. Anyway I have to write a scene - for stage or radio, although I've decided on stage because I prefer radio and feel as if I should challenge myself. One person has to want something concrete from the other person and the second person has to want something abstract from the first. Neither of them should get what they want.
And neither of them will even come into existence unless I get my arse in gear with regards to writing it.
So, in order to avoid the homework I've ended up writing this. It's not up to my usual "standard" of complaining about the buses or trains or something, but it does its job admirably. It stops me doing what I should really be doing.
Of course if I had some games on this computer I'd probably do even less...