First off: HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone! Please be safe this Halloween and have a great time! Keep your pets indoors and your children warm as it is very cool where I am so extending it to everyone else who reads the blog.
Yesterday was a very odd day for me: I lost my all-important calendar/planner that has several pieces of uber important slips of paper. The night before I had placed it on top of a stack of other uber important papers and when I went back to finish what I was doing the planner wasn’t there but the rest of the important papers were just where I had left them! Hubs said he did not move them, and I believe him. I thought it might have fallen down behind the computer monitor, but it wasn’t there. I have torn the office apart looking for the planner and so far…no luck! Freaky! *sigh* I am not giving up, but was just about ready to cry last night when I finally did give up looking. Today I am resigned it is not where it should be and will still keep trying to find said planner. (The fact that everything else was in the same place I had left it the night before has me wondering if we have gremlins.)
Since I cannot, at the moment, locate said planner, I am forcing myself to concentrate on the new novel which begins tomorrow. (The lost planner is still in the back of my mind, though.) Should the new novel be handwritten, or should it be on the computer from start to finish? The notes I have for the story so far are actually hand written notes. This isn’t anything new to me, of course, since most of my notes are usually handwritten. To be on the safe side, I put together a notebook last night in case I needed to do something out at, say, Barnes & Noble or one of the other coffee places I frequent. On the same note, I could always take said notebook to the coffee house and the chapters as written so far – when they do get written – and work wherever I happen to end up. As long as I write and tell the story, I should be able to just take it wherever I need to be in order to get it done. The format the story is in when it begins is usually the format it remains in until completion, so this is an important decision I need to make.
Tomorrow is a very auspicious day as far as beginnings are concerned. My diet begins tomorrow (Atkins), the novel (fantasy), and re-arranging the house for Thanksgiving and Christmas all starts tomorrow. I am planning on going to bed early so I can get up and feel refreshed and start all of these wonderful projects with as positive a mind as can be had. The only thing that worries me is that I will have to give up Coke™. Yes, I know: having a Coke is an empty bottle of calories, but it is SO good and I have depended on warm Coke for so long to help settle my twitchy stomach I am a little concerned at giving it up cold turkey. Yes, I will have coffee and tea at my disposal, still….
One thing at a time, Henri. One thing at a time.
- Time to Circle the Wagons (kmgn.me)
- Epic Coke and Pepsi CG Animated Battle! (geektyrant.com)
- Coca-Cola Equips Vending Machines With Kinects, Lets You Dance For Free Cokes (singularityhub.com)
- Happy Halloween pet edition (alisueonthemove.wordpress.com)