Why You Should Be Nimble and Flexible as a Creator

Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick show

Summary: This episode of Sonitotum is the result of a good bit of self-assessment and re-calibration, which was in turn the result of a good bit of slippage in my routines, progress, and well-being (both creatively and otherwise).  Also included: an Autumn Project (2018) update, and announcements regarding changes in both the Autumn Project (2018) and my Patreon patron program.<br> Links and Corrections From This Episode<br> <br> * I said (at the time of the recording) that I had two hours, five weeks, and two days to finish Light of the Outsider.  I either cannot tell time, or I cannot read. The actual time remaining (as of the time of recording) was two month, two weeks, and three days. Heh heh.<br> * <a href="https://www.mattselznick.com/writers-understanding-beating-procrastination/">I wrote a deep dive on procrastination, what it is, and how to beat it</a>.  It’s telling that, in that post dated March 2017, I talk about writing Light of the Outsider, the book I’m pushing through right now in the last four months of 2018. Clearly, the battle against procrastination and other enemies of a prolific creative life… continues.<br> * <a href="https://www.mattselznick.com/sonitotum-010/">The Emma Wallace interview episode</a> remains the most popular Sonitotum to date! I’m keen to have more conversations with DIY, independent creators on this show. See below for more about that!<br> * I talk about my standing desk. Really, it’s just <a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&amp;pub=5575048041&amp;toolid=10001&amp;campid=5337313948&amp;customid=&amp;icep_item=112611378283&amp;ipn=psmain&amp;icep_vectorid=229466&amp;kwid=902099&amp;mtid=824&amp;kw=lg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a big wooden school desk like this one</a> with a couple of <a href="https://amzn.to/2q0t8La" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LACK tables from IKEA</a> on top — which puts my keyboard, mouse, and monitors at just the right height for me to stand and work.<br> <br> The Autumn Project (2018): September 27 through October 14, 2018<br> In this period, I started writing actual manuscript draft pages of Light of the Outsider. However, I fell out of the habit hard, with no writing at all on nine days in the period. That’s rough. I talk a little about that in the podcast episode, and what I’m doing to prevent such slippage through the rest of the year.<br> <br> * Days Worked: Eleven (Twenty six total)<br> * Total Time Worked: 19 hours, 18 minutes (50 hours 42 minutes total)<br> * Words Written: 10618 on the draft (32,242 words total (including character studies, outline, and draft)<br> * Approximately 965 words per writing day / 550 words per hour (draft pages)<br> <br> Subscribe to Sonitotum<br> The best way to listen to Sonitotum is to subscribe. That way, new episodes automatically appear in your preferred podcast player app or software as soon as they’re published.<br> Find Sonitotum in <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick/id1382913513" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">iTunes / Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iu6lwn4ik3wfbz4ptkh5hq2a62y" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Google Play Music</a>, <a href="https://tunein.com/podcasts/Self-Development/Sonitotum-with-Matthew-Wayne-Selznick-p1124605/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">TuneIn</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/mws-media/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://player.fm/series/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">PlayerFM</a>, <a href="https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/vnqd9-6b8e0/Sonitotum-with-Matthew-Wayne-Selznick-Podcast" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Podbean</a>, or <a href="https://play.radiopublic."></a>