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24 March 2020

Song Mood: Left Hand Free by alt-j.  A song to get things done.  Or a song to try and get another song out of my head.  Love and Affection keeps playing in my head.  It was weird, I made a quick trip to the grocery store because I had run out of Triscuits and hummus and that song was playing on the store’s radio.  My car radio has been shut off for weeks now as I drive around listening to audiobooks on my phone.  I suppose I could use blutooth, but most of the time I’m just walking around the lake and don’t want to stop the audiobook.  So it was a shock when I walked in the store and heard that song of all songs.

Didn’t get any writing done.  I’m just really tired after working ten hours and walking around the lake.  I’m just doing a journal, so I’m okay with myself not writing what I should be.

The numbers seemed more random today.  Some days they don’t seem random at all and others they do.

Tamsyn Muir announced on her twitter account that the Harrow the Ninth release date has been delayed.  It went from 25 June to now 14 August due to the pandemic.  I wasn’t pleased.

Tax day has been pushed to 15 July.  That doesn’t bother me, but I shouldn’t wait.

This week, I do have to examine my writing process.  What I need to do is to figure out the other tasks that need to be done.  Like when I did formatting for the poetry books.  That was a task that helped the project along but at the same time wasn’t writing.  So on days like today, I could work on editing.  Editing is something that needs to be done.  A big part of editing is reading.  So I need to assign different tasks for the days that I work ten hours.  Then on the days that I work five or less, focus on writing and word counts.

I need to incorporate as many ideas on the writing process as possible, something to move my writing forward.  Being excited about an idea isn’t enough.  I need to produce the story.


One more long working day and then two shorter ones.  Then I can work on finishing the rough draft.  I need to get more projects done so that I can make the decisions I need to make about my life.  Like moving to England or to Massachusetts or Vancouver, BC to live out my golden years.

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