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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mario Piumetti is a freelance writer of science fiction, horror, screenplays, and nonfiction. He has a bachelor's degree in English from California Lutheran University and an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University. An avid music lover, his work is heavily influenced by rock, punk, and metal. You can contact him at mario.piumetti.writer@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jacked Up and In

I think it's safe to say that I was looking for just about any excuse to procrastinate this week.

This week, and especially this weekend, I had to give my computer a real deep cleaning.  It hasn't been upgraded since I got it in 2009, and that lag cause email problems for me at work.  By the way, I'm really digging Mavericks.  I also looked up numerous ways to up my productivity, which isn't bad per se, but it can get to a point where you're focused more on how to do your job than actually doing your job.

One brilliant idea was trying to get rid of my junk-filled personal email address in favor of three - a personal one, a more professional one, and a writing-exclusive one - but an exec at work said I was giving myself more headaches than it was worth.  In the end, I ended up with a helpful tip to just archive everything, which clears up your mailbox without deleting your messages.  I also figured out how to use Mail on my Macbook to check all my email accounts at once.  So in that case, I will say it'll probably help me out in the long run.

I did get some writing done this week on a new article for Carpe Nocturne, and I'm still plugging away on the screenplay idea, but I'd really like to set aside some time to develop a new fiction piece.  I still feel a little bummed out about giving up my "one story a week" ambition, I also think it's taken a huge weight off my mind.

So I'm ready to take on the coming week.  Are you?

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