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20 January 2022

Song mood: Never Tear Us Apart by INXS.

Not feeling calm, cool or collected at the moment. Sometimes I’m not sure what to write on this blog. I’m not that interesting of a person. How many times can I say that I didn’t sleep well last night, or that I’m tired, or that I’m in zombie mode.

It’s been just too cold to go on walks for the last couple of days. This morning it was -7F (-21C) and now it is 15F (-9C). I’ve been okay with the lack of exercise. I will continue to use my rowing machine for exercise.

I’m still reading A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. I’m still listening to Essays by George Orwell. I hope to finish both of those next week sometime. They are bigger books than I normally read or listen to.

I am currently working on the fun project. Where there is the guy who is missing and the woman has to find him with the clues on his phone. I’m not sure what to name that project. I’m bad at naming projects. I normally get the idea of the name while I’m writing the project. Tonight, I will write a couple of scenes. They will be short scenes, but the little scenes are what will get the project moving.

It’ll be a longer project. I worry about the longer projects. Because you don’t know how they will be received. The shorter projects, I don’t worry about as much because if they aren’t well received, well I can write a few more shortly.

What if they don’t like it, I just don’t think I could take that kind of rejection. Ha ha, quoting George McFly, patron saint of creative writers. Of course I’m not going to worry about writing projects not being well received. I’m going to write them anyway because all of these stories are stuck in my mind and were meant to be told.

I need to be getting into pineapple mode. It’s what I call commitment mode. Pineapples take two years from the time you plant them until they flower and grow fruit. If you decide to grow a pineapple, then you need to commit yourself to growing the plant. It’s the long game. I imagine that when you are growing a pineapple, it doesn’t seem like you are making progress. But it’s a slow growing plant that needs continuous care.

The longer projects, need continuous care. And at times, though a lot of work has been done, it may seem that there is no progress. But there has been progress.

Tonight, I will watch another episode of The Book of Boba Fett. Because of the holiday, I have been off with my days. It’s Thursday and I kept thinking it was Wednesday. Which is when new episodes of Book air on Disney plus. This weekend, I will work on the longer writing project. I will continue reading A Good Girl’s Guide. And I will probably watch a few episodes of Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries.


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