A Confidence Boost and A Confession

Okay, confession first. I haven’t written a single word on Yantsu today. There, I said it. I haven’t even opened the document and I do feel guilty about it. But today it was Sanchin’s turn for a bit of attention.

Now, I know Sanchin is already in the process of being published but I left it up on Authonomy anyway. It’s always interesting to hear what other people think but, as I’ve said before, there comes a time when you have to go with your own gut feeling and just let the book go.

Anyway, I haven’t been promoting Sanchin on there but last night I did ask someone to have a look. I’m not sure if that single request sparked it or not but today, for some reason, there was a flurry of interest.

I have had some wonderful comments from people who have read the first few chapters and it’s given me a huge boost in confidence. It’s also given me the opportunity to read some really great writing. I always reciprocate if someone takes the time to read and comment on my work, and that is what I’ve spent the day doing.

So, not a productive writing day, but certainly an enjoyable reading day and a great confidence builder.

Oh, there is one more confession. Authonomy was the productive procrastination but there was a slightly less productive distraction as well. Today was the final day of the Quiksilver Pro in Durban. Surfing is my other sporting passion and it was at one of my favourite beaches, Ansteys, on the Bluff. I just couldn’t resist the live stream.

Well done to winner, Jadson Andre from Brazil and to South African Kyle Lane for taking the Quiksilver Pro Junior title.

Right, back to Authonomy now. Still lots of reading and commenting to do. I might get to Yantsu sometime before I go to bed but I wouldn’t put money on it. Gosh, I haven’t even had time for my favourite procrastination technique today – lurking on Kyokushin4Life.

3 thoughts on “A Confidence Boost and A Confession”

  1. Chris says:


    Its good to take a breather, just to take the monotony of life and everything in it away. I know for a fact that i do get weary sometimes of doing the same thing week in week out. While the saying goes: familiarity breeds contempt can sometimes even apply to fictional characters, so until you are ready to ‘talk’ to Danny and crew again don’t do it otherwise, you guys would just find fault with each other.


  2. Karen says:

    Osu Chris!
    I have to admit that I have struggled recently to work out one part of the story. I think the break probably did me some good.

    I would like to get to it at some point tonight though because I left poor Danny in the middle of kumite. I suspect he’s just about to catch his sempai with a tobi hiza geri. I don’t think sempai is going to be too happy, so it’s getting interesting LOL.


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