Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A change in the weather & a change in me
Now on to the really fun stuff- opening the Pond. I won't bore you with details but rest assured it involves smelly water, lots of mud, a few dead frogs and heavy labor, Oh...and a lot of cursing. Then it's on to the flower beds, the vegetable garden, the pruning, the raking, ad infinitum.
The point of all this; I must change my habits. All winter long I've been waiting to "do" the computer until after Messrs. Stewart and Colbert , which puts me at the laptop at midnight. Now ...go through 60 -70 emails. Log on to Facebook, where I look at every post and picture and because it's hard for me to keep my opinions to myself, comment on most of them. On to the Word Games. Don't get me wrong. I love all of them, but when it 2am it's hard to come up with those high-score words.
So I leave FB and move on to my Blog...must check the stats everyday, then read the blogs of people I'm following. A lot of talented people out there.
Now, my latest infatuation, FlickR. I can't stop myself from clicking that Reload button just "one more" time; so many beautiful and thought provoking photos to study. Now it's 2:45 and I finally Log Off, but my brain isn't ready to shut down and requires a book and at least 1/2 hour of reading...."read to me Patti"....before I can get to sleep. Finally at 3:30 it's lights out. Needless to say, an early rise is usually not in the cards. I know I'll never be one of those annoying "morning people" that's up at the crack of dawn ready to go. They should all be restricted to an island somewhere so reasonable people can sit and drink their coffee and do their Crosswords for at least an hour. Seems reasonable, right?
Long story long...I have to change. From now on my computer time will be restricted to early afternoon and evening. Much of my writing I do with a good old fashioned pen and paper and it's done whenever or wherever it demands.
BTW, my work in progress, a MG/YA novel is giving me fits!
More on that later. I think I feel a nap coming on.