My nine-day work marathon is over, and I don’t have work until Monday afternoon. Of course, I’ll probably have work every day for the two weeks after that. (almost) I’m choosing to look on the bright side of this. I haven’t been doing all that much with my free time lately, and with all of this work I will be, not literally, rolling in cash. So, momentarily, I’ll just try to focus on work and the money I’m making.
The good news is that I am starting to feel inspired to write again. I don’t have a lot of time, but I’ll be making it a project to try to write at least a little each day. Of course, I always say this and it never lasts for longer than a week or so… but that’s no reason to stop trying. I’m thinking I’ll bring a small notebook to work so I can write during my lunch breaks. Then I can type up what I’ve written when I have some time at home. It could work.
I saw this great article through GalleyCat today: It’s called How To Steal Like An Artist. I haven’t actually finished reading it, but I already love it. Simple advice, with pictures! Brilliant! I’ll add to his one comment about writing what you like instead of what you know. I don’t think writers should absolutely discard the advice “Write what you know.” But don’t take it so literally! Using real life experiences is great and all, but don’t think you can only write about things that have happened to you. We would never have gotten the fantasy genre if people only wrote what they knew… I say, write what you know you should write. And to me that just means write what you feel – and maybe you feel a dragon battle. It’s all fair game.
Not much else to say today. I’m looking forward to the really springy days of spring, when everything will be budding and blooming and I can forgo a jacket even when it’s dark. And then summer, and hopefully a few beach visits, maybe even with a new bathing suit.
In the meantime, I continue to fix my computer problems by restoring the OS. Let’s see how long I can put off actually taking it to be fixed.