A little challenge for today

Here’s the thing: I think I have a kidney stone. I also think it’s making its way out of my body so I’m not in as much pain as I could be and the worst of it was definitely back on Tuesday/Wednesday. It’s Sunday now and I’ve lost oodles of writing time to this, evenContinue reading “A little challenge for today”

Mid-month progress check-in for March

I decided early in the month that this is it, I’m finishing my next book this month. I set out a schedule and I’ve been doing my best to follow it. I like it, too, so that’s a plus. Three days ago, I started having massive back pain and I think it’s a kidney stone.Continue reading “Mid-month progress check-in for March”

December 1–12 progress

I sat down tonight to write something after another day of not writing anything. I haven’t so far. Instead, here I am writing this, after spending about forty minutes looking at reports, messing with Gmail (I had forgotten you can still access Gmail through the basic HTML link for slow connections, so that was entertaining)Continue reading “December 1–12 progress”

Burning bridges and all that

So. I kind of burned some bridges yesterday. I think that’s a good thing, in this particular case. I’ve been dealing with some angst about KB for a while as I’m sure some of my previous posts here have made clear, and it had all turned into an emotional sinkhole and I needed to climbContinue reading “Burning bridges and all that”

Yesterday with the book went well, so what did I do today?

I spent the day messing with my fonts library, caused Word to screw up with some of my most useful fonts, spent way too much time deleting and installing one particular font that just would not display correctly after I’d installed newer versions, deleted my font cache again, (and again), and finally got things workingContinue reading “Yesterday with the book went well, so what did I do today?”

Today’s (writing) forecast

Today’s writing forecast: cloudy, stormy, but not without hope. ;-) A rainy day always makes for a good writing day, as far as I’m concerned. I need to write at least a couple thousand words today, or I need to just admit I’m not going to finish this book anytime in the next three months.Continue reading “Today’s (writing) forecast”

My schedule is killing my productivity

No joke, my schedule is killing my productivity. The unfortunate truth is that I need a schedule. That doesn’t seem to matter. I can’t stop myself from constantly making changes to any schedule I create, and even when I leave it wide open for writing and just fill in the basics like lunch, supper, andContinue reading “My schedule is killing my productivity”

Why can’t I break the Kboards habit?

I’ve gotten myself worked up into a state again, one that isn’t conducive to being creative, and I have no one to blame but myself. I know not to visit Kboards when I’m already having trouble writing—in fact, I know not to visit  at all—but I do it anyway because… because… I don’t even knowContinue reading “Why can’t I break the Kboards habit?”

I’m stressed, so of course I decided to rename all my files

I’ve been feeling stressed this week, after a book release that’s going nowhere fast. I expected this one to do better and it hasn’t. So as usual, when feeling stressed, I turned to my computer for solace. I decided it was imperative that I rename all my files. Yes, I know I just renamed themContinue reading “I’m stressed, so of course I decided to rename all my files”