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I’m doing something a little different today–well, that’s actually a lie. Or is it? Either way, what I mean is this: I recorded this blog post yesterday, while waiting to pick up a kid. My plan when I get home in about half an hour (which was a bit past 3 PM yesterday, Central time,

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Okay, that title may not make a lot of sense. But, see, I had my phone in “airplane mode” for a few hours, and in three sessions (94 minutes) I dictated the first draft of the prequel story I mentioned a while back. I still plan to make that a mailing-list exclusive, and won’t even

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Partly for that reason, but mostly because yesterday’s non-surprise was nevertheless extremely irritating and I obsessed over it instead of doing anything overtly (or in any other way) useful…no writing to speak of today. I played with a mind map. And have been up since before 2am, and am sort of vaguely dissatisfied-ish with the

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You may have noticed I didn’t post anything over the weekend. Since I’m no longer doing the 4:30am thing, and I have other responsibilities (kids), it doesn’t make sense to me to try to write on non-weekdays…though I did make progress. Sort of. I’m a bit unhappy about switching to weekdays-only. Also about not saying

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There; I said it. I don’t even want to care about plots. I can’t think that way…I mean, I actually can’t make myself do it. A reasonable question here would be: think what way? What about plots is so hard to elevate to the level of importance? Yeah, okay. It’s like this. I don’t write

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So I tried combining the Pomodoro method (four 25-minute work sessions, 5-minute breaks in between) with the dictation. It was perhaps a bit weird to have earbuds connected to my phone, ticking away (I like the auditory “do something!” cue of ticking sounds from a timer) while I spoke into a different device entirely. Right