1/6/14

Shower Plotting

My poor kiddo --  all the public schools are closed due to the bitter cold and slick streets, but she goes to a private school and thus, must attend classes.

*Bwahahaha*

*cough, cough, ahem*

Bless her heart. Plus she has swim this afternoon even though the pool where she swims is in a closed public school.

Double Whammy!

I'm so glad the holidays are over.

It's not that I don't love my family and enjoy having them around, I do.

But it's because I thrive on routine. And one thing that is disrupted when everyone is home is routine.

I'm also one of those people who hit vacations hard (sightsee, rides, and a list a mile long of things to do) that I need to come home to relax. . . after all the laundry is caught up, of course.

Last year, I managed to waste my writing time by having no focus and dithering my time away.

This year, I don't want the same thing to happen. I have to make a plan for my days, but it has to be flexible.

For example:

Today is bitterly cold with some ice and snow still on the road and there's no way hubs will be driving his car in this weather, so . . .

1) I have to take the kiddo and the hubby to work.

Since it's so cold, I'll postpone my walk until I take my kiddo to swim this afternoon. I don't need to run any errands or have any standing appointments with my mom, so I'll . .

2) Take a quick shower--by then the hot water will be replenished--and think about the plots of my stories. Cleaning is also good to help get the juices flowing.

Though my judge shows are on, I'll fight the urge to watch them, which will give me time to figure out my 'sagging middle' of FIRE and give me a chance to figure out what happens to the other three stories. I know how they will end, but it's the journey along the way that isn't making sense!

Especially for EARTH. I have no idea what is happening with this story, except the beginning. I have no idea how it will intertwine with the other stories, or . . .

Nope. NOT A CLUE. Maybe I can find someone to brainstorm with before I have to pick my kiddo up from school.

Since I gained so much weight over the holidays (and before!) I doubt if I'll be eating much lunch. Cottage cheese and salads will be calling my name!

So that gives me, roughly . . .

3) 5 to 5.5 hours to figure out these darn plots!

Gotta put on my woolies to take the family to school.

Later, Peeps!








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