It’s Wednesday Again

The classifieds are done, the paper is off to press, and things have settled into the quiet afternoon that usually follows the hectic Wednesday send-off. The roast beef sandwich I had for lunch isn’t helping much with that whole staying awake thing, but the sleepies are actually kind of pleasant today. Even my forum lurking is caught up for the time being, so I’m spending a lot of time gazing out the window and pondering plotlines for The Book.

I’m in a bit of a quandary over said plot lines, actually. I’ve got reverse writer’s block. So many ideas, old and new, are crowding around that I’m not sure which to tie together and which to save for future projects. Too many story arcs can drag down an otherwise nifty whole, so careful consideration is required here.

The other thing I’m currently wooling around is method. Every writer has his or her own way of working and getting results. Mine used to be just starting with a sentence and seeing where my imagination wound up at the end of the session. While that made for entertaining school assignments, I’m leaning toward an outline setup this time. This leaning scares me because it may be a symptom of too many years of technical writing, but it does feel right. I’m going to go for it and see where it leads.

That’s all my pontificating for now. It’s 3:00 p.m., my Ork gets to go home soon, and more research awaits. I’ll update as the outline progresses. ~H

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Slow Afternoons Make Me QQ

I’m back! After my good computer decided to melt down (WTB new mobo and video card, PST), I lost the bookmark to this site and couldn’t remember my login info. That is why there haven’t been any new posts, not because I’m lazy. No, really! At any rate, I’m writing this from work, on a mac, using a mac browser, so it might look weird. If so I’ll fix it from home later.

Today is the day the paper comes out this week. It’s a day late thanks to the holiday, and every mouth-breathing mongoloid in a 50-mile radius has called to rasp at me about the paper not coming out. “Yes, I know, we’re a day behind so they could incorporate the 4th of July celebration into this week’s issue, sir. It will come out tonight. Yes, you can go back to french-kissing your tractor’s tailpipes until about 5:30. Thanks.” Ah, my public.

Aside from the mongoloids, publishing day is always a bit weird. The morning is a mad rush to get the classifieds finished, and then I get to fiddle around for five more hours wishing very much that I could play WoW at work. That would make for awesome instance runs. “AFK sec, customer.” Instead I read a lot of forum threads, gleaning information and giggling at other people’s drama. Not particularly productive, I know, but accomplishing anything solid is difficult when you get interrupted every five minutes. And because I keep getting interrupted, here is a list of random thoughts.

* My ork gets off work in two hours. Yay!
* I’ve had caffeine today, but I still desperately want a Coke. I’m such a junkie. ><
* It’s clouding up outside AGAIN.
* Having an orange cat charge at you squeaking loudly in greeting when you get home is a mood bootser.
* America needs to adopt the European work week.

Normally I’d have transitions between ideas, but not today. This post is disjointed, much like my brain, so you can know how Brian feels every time I talk to him. <3

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