wolfsbride: (pissed wolf)
Note to writers: PLEASE DO NOT SOLVE YOUR MYSTERY BY INTRODUCING SOME HITHER TO UNHEARD OF DETAIL IN THE LAST CHAPTER! This very bad writing and greatly annoying to readers. Or at least it's greatly annoying to me.

Finished reading the Poirot and was incredibly pissed off with the ending. Up until the last chapter the book was interesting and well paced. And the she ruins it all by pulling a crappy stunt like that. I suppose that was the thing back in the day, but it's still irritating.
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Looking back over the past year, there were times when I drove myself to tears over the whole writing issue. In fact, some days I became so depressed about the whole thing, I was tempted to give up all together. This is certainly not conducive to developing a writing habit.

As mentioned, I obviously bit off more than I could chew with the write something every day mandate. Writing used to be a joy to me, not a chore and I very much wish to return to those simple days. Clearly though, I was going about it the wrong way.

The difficulty lies is treading the fine line between slavish obedience and total laziness. I don't want to make myself miserable by forcing myself to write but neither do I want to succumb to never doing anything. For myself, I know that if I wait until I feel like writing, nothing will ever get done.

And so I've decided to allow myself some flexibility. I'll still attempt to write something daily, however, I'm giving myself permission to only need to post something at least once a month. In this way I hope to alleviate some of the panic and stress I got overwhelmed with when facing the daily posting deadline.

If things go well, I may change this to posting once a week. However, given the difficulty I have with putting words to paper in general, I think at this point and time, it's more important to become comfortable with writing itself rather than output.

We'll see how it goes.
wolfsbride: (interpretive crows)
Okay! Time for the Standard New Year's Procedure. Since I'm lazy, I'm just going to reuse last year's format. If it ain't broke, why fix it. And so, for the fabulously even year of 2010, the list will be thus:

1. Physical - Build on what I accomplished in 2009 and improve on my health even more. This year I will add a bit of exercise to the program.

2. Creative - Expand on what I accomplished in 2009, either by revisiting the things I scribbled and embellishing them or finding a way to make the writing process itself less of a trauma.

3. Financial - Get back into the habit of saving money and succeed this time! Also, I was asked expand on what will have a big impact on the financial front. So here it is. This is the year, theoretically, that my boss will retire. So, my options are: 1. Buy her business. 2. Start looking for a new job. Hence the need to get off my bum and do some planning.

4. Spiritual - Learn mediation and become more in touch with the worlds beyond. Hmm... How 'bout I start with getting in touch with myself, mmkay?

Now that that's out of the way, I'm pleased to announce that I managed to WRITE SOMETHING! Shocking yes. Didn't go too badly. I allotted myself an hour and I got to where I wanted to be with ten minutes to spare, so yay.

The swamp was creeping in the backyard again.  )
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Missed my month end report as so much else was going on. Hardly anything this month. Haven't even felt like I had the brain power to think scribbly thoughts. Did make one decision though. As June is the mid point of the year, I decided it might be an idea to, instead of trying to come up with ideas constantly, look at some of the things I have done and pick one or two to work on further. We'll see how it goes.
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A day late with my report. Tax time throws everything out of whack. Didn't write much this month but I'm not panicked or stressed about it because TAX TIME. Was actually surprised to see how many thoughts I did have. We'll see if May gets back to normal. Right now I feel like I'm still recovering from April.
wolfsbride: (interpretive crows)
Huh. Well what'd ya know? I wrote eight things for the month of March. Twelve if you count the multiple parts. That's more than I thought I'd written. Weird.

Still not approaching anything like consistency but hopefully that'll come.

I find I'm getting more ideas. Or at least more topics. It's like a pot slowly coming to a boil. Still haven't quite worked up the nerve to put things down yet it seems. And now with work starting to get busy, I'll probably be too exhausted to do much of anything.

We'll have to see how the dreaded month of April goes.
wolfsbride: (interpretive crows)
Still nothing much happening. Scribbled another three paragraphs. Which is better than nothing I guess. Tomorrow is another day. Thank goodness!

Today's mood is quixotic. Which means impulsive. I'm learning so much!
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I'm beginning to think I have a complex. Managed to scribble about three paragraphs but that's it. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

P.S. Some of these moods are very wtfish. Like.. What the hell kinda mood is recumbent!??!?!

*goes to look it up*

Okay it means lying down. That's not a mood. That's a position. You know what? Since I'm posting this from bed, that's gonna be my mood. I am recumbent.

Sheesh.
wolfsbride: (wakyou!)
Yawn. I don't know if I'm coming down with something but I kept falling asleep today. And I'm still exhausted. I guess we'll see.

I've decided to try the once a week thing and see how it goes. Still a bit worried about sliding into inactivity again though.

*frets*
wolfsbride: (black wolf)
Another month bites the dust. Let's hope March brings spring. I'm sick of being cold

Still not quite making my goal of writing every day. Have been pondering whether I should revise my original whatever and maybe scale it back to posting once a week. Especially since I will be going into a busy time with work. My fear is that the once a week thing will degenerate into not at all again. So I haven't yet decided.

Anyway....

The Report )
wolfsbride: (Default)
I have nothing to say... and nothing to write either.

Sigh.
wolfsbride: (Default)
Sigh. I give up.

Goodnight.
wolfsbride: (Default)
Well... The month will be over in a few minutes. Amazing how that happens.

Didn't quite live up to the writing every day thing, but still I managed to post every day which is more than I've done before. Shut up. Am not grasping at straws.

Anyway.... The Report )

Better luck next month.

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