I wasn’t planning on making this update on the fly, or on Thursday. Life has just been…. BUSY. If all goes well *crosses fingers*, it should settle down in a few weeks, just in time for the JuNoWriMo. I’m a little worried about that… I hoped to have more outlining done by now, but almost nada.
I guess it’s a good thing I’m used to pantsing most of my stories. More editing later, but…. who knows? The stories I create when pantsing often open up possibilities for so many side projects it’s almost funny.
Anyway, for my “quick” check-in….
- write something every day… I did, although too many of those were blog comments and not work on my stories. Not that blogging is bad, but my characters are kind of miffed at me now.
- spend time with characters/story-world (at least 30 minutes daily)… fell down here yesterday; it was a distracting day
- push-ups/exercise… some time at the Y, some time walking in the woods, some time with weights, plus karate class… but very little work for push ups
- photography… I didn’t always take new pictures, but I only missed one day of photography-related work when I count post-processing and design.
- languages… I fell short on my German this week, missing three days of it totally. I missed a day of French.
Not much else to stay. The Punkin (my hubby) and I had a good talk about some things that had weighed on me for next year’s schooling. It was surprising and yet not surprising to see how close our perspectives were. One thing I hate the most about being B.U.S.Y…. it’s how it keeps me from actually connecting deeply with my partner, my friends, my characters, all the people who matter; it’s insidious, using distractions and pseudo-emergencies to waylay my attention. So, for that alone, I think this has been an incredible couple of days. I can’t say I owe all of this revelation to Amy Kennedy’s wonderful “One Good Cup Project”, but… I definitely found inspiration and reassurance that I was missing what I thought I was, and that I should do something to bring that thing back.
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