I'm feeling particularly uninspired to work today. I was feeling pretty much the same way yesterday, but I was able to distract myself with cleaning my office. Well, I finished cleaning and organizing this morning, so now it's back to "real work." It's the same old thing, I think. I much prefer editing to creating. Another aspect of this, though, is that I don't feel that I have decision-making power with this, and my supervisor isn't here, so I can't just go ask her, and I don't want to ask Boss Lady about it, particularly since she has other things to worry about. I have now gotten several people's comments on my outline for the new chapter, but I don't know which of the comments I'm actually going to listen to and which I'm going to ignore. Still, there's stuff I can do, and I'm doing it, but I'm not enjoying it, and I don't feel like I'm being very productive. I'm considering taking off a hour early, but then I'd feel like I'd have to make up that time. I could bring some stuff home to read, but, knowing myself, it's not very likely that I'd actually look at it over the weekend. And I could just work extra next week, when my supervisor will be back, but I really don't like starting the week in the hole, so to speak. I suppose I could just fiddle with some more stuff here, then sit and read what I was thinking about taking home. That probably sounds like the best plan. And, I do only have a little more than an hour left, which I guess is tolerable. It doesn't help that I'm tired, either. Hopefully tonight's sleep will be better than last night's, for both sleeping people.
So, having done a little bit of proofreading for New Genre, now, I had been thinking it might be cool and a neat resume enhancer to run my own fiction webzine. I don't have any say at New Genre in which stories get picked, and I think that would be fun to do. Also, it would be more experience working with fiction, which is where I really hope I can get my next job. Also, I could throw some non-paying graphic design work cthulhia's way, and I could probably find other people interested in doing stuff for free for the magazine, as long as people continue to be un(der)-employed. I wonder if this would be something that I could actually make time for, on top of work, social life, and New Genre. I also wonder if I'd be able to get submissions, since I'm sure there are a plethora of non-paying webzines for fiction. We'll see. I also wonder if I need a theme for it, or it just making it for science fiction and fantasy in general would be good enough. Anyone have suggestions? Anyone want to help?
For some reason, it usually makes me feel better to plan neat ideas. That's something I think I only noticed just now. Lo, the greatness you have all just witnessed.