Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Organizational Genius

I spent the last couple days organizing just about everything on my computer to just plain work better. I hope to eventually migrate completely over to free software (ref: gNewSense, Free Software Foundation, et al), but until Smashwords gets its act together and accepts something besides .doc files, I'm stuck with needing Word every once in a while (OpenOffice .doc seems to fail Smashwords). I also would need somebody to make me a free version of q10, as this has been the only program that I have ever been completely satisfied with as a writer. Those are the only two programs keeping me in Windows. In my defense though, I'm still using Windows XP and Office 2007, so it's not like I've wasted a lot of money on it.

Taking off from the organization genius, I've found that if I have two elements:
1 Characters
2 Something Characters Do
I'll eventually get a story out of it. It's not Having Ideas that is the problem, it's sitting down and writing them all down. I intend to ratchet up my game in the coming days and just make it happen. Stop being so lazy, me, I'm organized and everything. I'll get a couple stories out every week.

Anyways, I read a novel: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Good stuff, and I do like acronyms.

Oh, and I fancied up the blog a bit just for my own taste. I never really liked the layout of the profile gadget anyways. I'll never run out of things to learn how to do on the Internet, and that's a good thing.


Exciting new regular blog post time: 10PM (my time starting tomorrow) This better reflects my schedule and actual writing habits. When I'm on my game, I usually wake up about 6AM and write (in q10) until about 8AM. Then I wander around doing whatever it is I do here (the mundane mystery continues for you, reader, but it's not nearly as interesting as Writing, just so's you know), occasionally jotting down short scribbles in idle moments. Then from about 5PM to 10PM I write (in q10) some more. On the days when I'm not doing what I'm doing, I start at 6AM and end at 10PM. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and write for an hour so I can go back to sleep.

All of this subject to change in case of a party breaking out.


I love picnics with ladies in secluded glens. It's amongst the best ways I can think of to spend a day.

Excuse me, I have to go help her out of those wet clothes.

What could possibly go wrong?

2000 words? Yes
Book "Lived Too Long to Die"
Short Story "Bitsy Pollo Save Us!: A Love Story" - in progress.
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  1. Get outside! Get some exercise!

    Just sayin'

  2. I get way too much exercise here as it is, and that just from my daily activities.


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