Sunday, October 04, 2009

Me and My Jammies

Here we are, me and my jammies -- well, me in my jammies -- hanging around the house, drinking gen mai cha and soup, watching Miss Congeniality, feeling like Sandra Bullock's "Before" picture, only older. This ought to be a good day to get some writing done, but somehow it isn't. Not yet, anyway.

My accomplishments for the day:

1. Making a pot of Knorr Vegetable Soup. "Instant" sounded good, but by the time I had started with cold water and the soup mix, brought the mixture to a boil over moderately high heat while whisking it constantly, then simmered it for ten minutes, whisking it occasionally, it occurred to me that it might have been easier just to make the soup from scratch.

2. Installing a counter on my blog, for some reason.

3. Moving some things around on the sidebar so that I can find what I'm looking for.

4. Adding a widget that connects to NaNoWriMo.

5. Keeping up with the dishes.

6. Entering Angie's Book Title Contest over at Gumbo Writer. That was fun.

What I should be doing:

Analyzing my Master List, the one I'm supposed to have made yesterday. It's part of the NaNoWriMo prep work I'm doing with the help of Alexandra Sokoloff. What did I do with it? It's all a little hazy. I know I started the list, but I'm not at all sure I finished it.

Okay. What I'm going to do now:

1. Start another Master List.
2. Finish it.
3. Analyze it.


John Hayes said...

Sometimes you need some down time to get the creativity focused--at least I find that's true. One of my creative shortcomings I think is a tendency to try to push on obsessively sometimes.

I resisted counters, but I do Google Analytics, which is the same thing.

Sandra Leigh said...

I'm just feeling crappy, sore throat etc., and resisting the urge to go to sleep - lest I end up staring at the ceiling all night. I did go make my list again. I seem to like watching romantic comedies and reading tragedies. Hmmmm.

Dominic Rivron said...

Another hit for your new blog counter! :)

NaNoWriMo sounds impossible - I'm sure I'd dry up by day 3!

Been feeling more or less the same here (sniffing, sneezing, wanting to rest, etc.) - in my case a bad case of "man flu".

Jodi Cleghorn said...

Thanks for your comments on my NaNo post. Deciding on what to do for NaNo is ALWAYS my biggest dilema - which suits me fine because it is all done and dusted by Nov 1.

Stick with me ... we're both going places this November. It is a wild month but one I spend the entire year looking forward to!

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