Reading, Writing, and Routines
Posted on October 4th, 2012
Sorry for my absence. My free time has been given over to writing and reading.
On the writing front, a couple of months ago I decided to ditch my outline and go for a (physical) corkboard and index card system…and holy plotting epiphanies, Batman, but my output is crazy. It’s like it’s writing itself.
I’m never writing without a corkboard again. For real. The spec fic is now mostly written and I am very happy with it, as much as I have ever been with a first draft. I wish I’d figured this out, oh, a year and a half ago, when I first started tinkering with this version of the story.
On the reading front, I finished 1812: War with America (highly recommended) and I’m now working through the first volume of Robert Caro’s biography of LBJ (very interesting, but occasionally turgid; I’m never a fan of purple prose, but particularly not in biographies) as well as a collection of Lord Rochester’s poetry.
All this fits in with my Pea routine as well as it can. Today I used my “free” time while she was at school to get the oil changed in the car and go grocery shopping. Whee! This is about as much fun as it sounds. Are there people who like grocery shopping?I despise it, but we have no good delivery options.
Pea is supposed to be taking a nap so that we can go to her dance lesson in a couple of hours. I have a migraine that medication isn’t touching — so listening to an hour of bagpipes is probably not going to do much for my sanity. (I’ll sneak up to the car and read the LBJ book instead.)