Hmmm…seems I’ve lost count.
Plus I missed last check-in, and while it isn’t technically one of my goals to hit all of them, I need to for motivation. Seeing all the check ins, some blazing through goals, some stalling out, pushes me to write more.
Instead of what I’m doing now…typing a bit, removing programs from my computer, typing a bit, checking the banana bread, typing a bit, looking for a pop up alarm clock.
I seem to be suffering from some sort of sporadic multitasking disorder today. But the pop up reminder search is for a reason that does relate to writing…
To fight the encroaching multitasking demon, I’m going to set myself a timer on my computer…not allowed to do anything but write until it dings. No email, no coffee, no nothing to distract me. It will also however, remind me to take said banana bread out of the oven at the appropriate time in the event that I get so engrossed in my story that I forget it’s even in the oven.
So – Goals.
Not so much on the blog posting one. Did get part way through a Mother of the Year blog, but I’m finding it long. Really long. As a matter of fact, it may be just the jumping off point that I need for the WIP I have by the same name. I’ve been struggling with the early pages of that WIP, and this may have just solved my problem.
I will be calling this a success, even if it hasn’t been posted.
I did a lot of blog reading, but only commented on a couple, so marginal success there too.
When it comes to OH MY GOD THIS TIMER IDEA WAS BRILLIANT!! BANANA BREAD, UNBURNED!
Ahem, when it comes to my Children’s poem, I’m struggling. It’s mocking me. I have this giant list of jobs, do I try to take it up a level and hit every letter of the alphabet? Would that trash the rhyme scheme? How much can I veer off with slanting rhymes, kids are so literal. Hmmm. And who is going to illustrate it? We did at least establish that it won’t be my husband.
It seems you can take the creepy out of the subject matter, but not out of the artist. It was like Tim Burton illustrated a Vincent Price book. Yikes. We won’t try that again.
I’m thinking about posting some of it on the Rant Rave Write blog and see what comes from feedback/suggestions. I have no one to read but me and my husband. And Quinn, but he’s three, and thinks all of my stories are brilliant.
Haven’t done any more pseudonym drops. I may have to cut that goal altogether because the family’s crazy enough without pouring that kind of gasoline into the fire.
And I haven’t sent out a single additional query for One Good Wish, my pictureless picture book. Grrr.
So not great, but not abysmal, either.
But this multitasking thing will be the death of me. It took me 45 minutes to write this post because I stopped halfway through to find a good music click to be the audio trigger on my nifty new timer. I chose my favorite line from a Beck song – “I can’t write, if you can’t relate.” That’ll catch my attention every time.
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And finally an amusing post script – Word Press seems to think I should use “sodium bicarbonate” as a tag. I wonder how many people search that term in the blog world.