Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sinful Sunday: Soaking Wet from the Rain

Alone.  No one to notice. 

My clothes were soaking wet after a torrential rainstorm, so I figured I'd just stay in my underwear for the rest of the night.  I'm not going back out.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Can't Talk...Writing!

There is a real life project I'm giving myself exactly two months to finish.

By March 1st, I expect to have my first full length novel in 5 years in the can.  Hopefully not the garbage can.  Fingers crossed...

That's all I got tonight.  Be good.  Be kind.  Hug who you love and never go to bed angry.

Monday, January 4, 2016

It's Cold, But I'm Not Cold

It's below 20 degrees where I live for the first time this winter, and people are complaining.  Well, I have some rebuttals to your complaints...

First off, it's January, what did you expect?

Second, I recall when it was negative degrees just two years ago on this date.  You'll live.

Third, you have modern heat.  Technology has blessed you with the means of warming your residence or office up to a livable temperature.  It is wonderful.  Be thankful.

Having said that, I still hate winter and am already counting down the days until summer vacation :-)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Back to Reality

Most of the country goes back to work tomorrow after being off for a ridiculous amount of time.  I had Christmas and New Years Day off, and I couldn't have been more thankful.

I once worked a job where the entire month of December was an unwritten vacation.  Nothing got done for four weeks, but it was brutal when January hit.

I also worked in retail for 5 years, in which January, hell, the ENTIRE first quarter felt like a vacation.

Any way you shake it, tomorrow is going to be a return to reality.  I had a blessed few days away from the madness and it was wonderful.  It's going to be tough, but I really do want to keep writing through the year.  I think keeping my daily thoughts is pretty important, and I'm going to stick with it.

So whether you're dreading it, or loving it, have a wonderful first Monday of 2016, and I will see you all soon ;-)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Obsession with Being Obsessed

Thanks to Timehop, I can see what my new years resolutions are from last year.  Apparently I told the world that I was going to get back into writing after taking a two year leave due to constantly being mentally exhausted from my rather stressful day job.  I was apparently very passionate about it, too. 

Want to know how many stories I have successfully finished since I made that resolution?  Zero. 0.  Nil.

Want to know how many times I have rearranged my furniture in an attempt to give myself a more comfortable environment for writing?  At least two dozen, maybe more.  Clearly there is something fundamentally wrong here.  I type this as I finish cleaning from last night's endeavors in rearrangement.

I believe this is what people call OCD, but I don't know enough about it to specifically call it that.  As I said in my previous post, I recently learned that I am on the autistic spectrum, and having obsessive tendencies over things like furniture and figuring out the puzzle of making them fit better is apparently a major characteristic of that.

But back to my point, I desperately want to make more stories.  I keep telling myself that people do indeed actually want to read them, but it's tough because as I said before, I live in a constant state of exhaustion.  Many hills going up, but I'm going to keep progressing onward and upward.