Bad: extreme lack of productivity, since half my day (quite literally) was eaten away by sleep. Meaning far less time for doing things. I'm handling CF adequately (I didn't quite get to as many comics as I would like to, but I feel like I can only list so many a day before becoming a broken record), but falling behind in my mafia life. (Whoops!)
I don't imagine it'll take me long to fix that, but I do need to overcome the inertia there to actually buckle down and do it.
I also need to continue working on Red Hood Rider. Yesterday, I got myself all hyped up about it, intending to dive into it, then a distraction opened up when my mom said the computer would be available soon. (And, predictably, productivity dropped from potential to absolute zero.) For the record: this was at around 7:30 PM. I imagine she took breaks at points throughout the day, but ironically enough, for all that she hounds me for being constantly on the computer, that's over 12 hours she had it reserved for herself.
Mainly, today, though, I also want to get working on my novel. There are a couple things I want to focus on, mainly in regards to the second book, but with some build-up in the first book. Like why Rokust does what he does, his motivation for his big move, the consequence in the second book, and also a little bit of fun extras about a side character, Kano.
Kano is a very young member of the military, enthusiastic, and quite the skilled shot, though otherwise a mediocre soldier. As of the second book, and this is what I just now thought up, he's an aspiring writer, too. My thoughts on the matter there are that, basically, he writes a book where his current superior, the enemy of the world, is cast as a monstrous figure in the dark. With...approval from said figure, who doesn't mind the portrayal. He believes in free expression, after all, and it turns out the book is a huge blessing: it becomes a huge propaganda hit, selling millions of copies...with the money funding their army, exactly the thing which the propaganda is trying to AVOID. And furthermore, the book--while having the superficial appearance of being propaganda--has undertones that actually SUPPORT their cause, drawing in fresh recruits who are able to pick up on these. So the book ends up being a huge boon to their goals.
Serves as a bit of a meta comment on my writing, too, I suppose. But that's in the distant future. Can't write the second book without writing the first! (Well...I CAN, it's just that it doesn't really make much SENSE to. It'd be like writing The Return Of The King before writing The Fellowship Of The Ring; you'd still have some very powerful moments, but you'd have almost zero investment in the characters because most of the important stuff about them happened in the unwritten first book.)
Now...I need to actually be productive today. There's not much time left in December. (Heck, mentally, I'm already thinking it's January.) I need to get moving, FAST. Cranking out page after page for Red Hood Rider, getting them all scanned, then digitizing them. And I want to keep writing while doing that.
I have the time. I just need to actually USE it, which I'm not always doing.