Sunday, 10 May 2015

Brain Swirl...

This is actually blog post 501, and I don't know what to say...

At the moment my brain is swirling ideas around, beyond my current work in progress.

I suppose it's because my routine has been thrown out of sync, just when I was back into routine after being ill.

There's been a list of things that needed to be done- a few with deadlines, a few still outstanding that need a completely free day to get done.

My combination microwave had to go in for repair- it's still under the first year's guarantee- but it means I'm missing my porridge and (made with milk) drinking chocolate for breakfast. Cold cereal just doesn't set me up for the day.

Fingers crossed it's a simple repair...

We probably all have rituals, but never think about them, and it's only due to the microwave problem that I really became aware that I did have distinct patterns.

For me, I can't start writing until I've had breakfast, dressed and had at least one mug of coffee- no sitting around in my dressing gown writing, my brain doesn't associate dressing gowns with serious writing, just procrastinating! :D

I've been making more effort to go on Twitter regularly, for about ten minutes a day, to keep in touch with others, and also what's going on locally in the city. Sometimes I just read and retweet anything interesting.

I've written a couple of short pieces for other people, one to fill a gap in the quarterly magazine that the writers' club (I'm a member of) produce. There is also a slightly longer piece too which I wrote last month for the same edition.

The other item will be online later this week, so I'll post a link when it's up. Again it's only a short piece, but even so it still needed thinking time and editing, but I was happy to do it, because it's an important issue.

So I have actually been writing, even though it was factual rather than fiction.

Now I'm off to write my to do list for this week...




8 comments:

  1. Hope your week goes well, Carol. I make my porridge the old-fashioned way - just buy a bag of porridge oats and measure half a cup (dry) into a pan, add one and half times cold water and stir well while bringing to the boil. Simmer for 3-4 minutes and serve! I have cinnamon and fruit with mine and add some milk- no sugar of course! I get showered and dressed before coming down for breakfast and then go straight to the computer if not going out.

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    1. Yes, I have a bag of porridge oats, too Rosemary. My mum always put milk in to make ours, so that's probably why I prefer it that way. :-)

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  2. I often find those short pieces take more time and effort to produce, Carol, asthere is no room for redundant words in space limited work.
    Ann

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    1. That's true, Ann. Though I think a limited word count concentrates my brain on the words and phrases I choose, so I don't get too carried away. :-)

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  3. I don't have a proper writing routine. That may not be a good thing, but it does have the advantage that I'm not thrown if the routine is interrupted!

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    1. That's a good point, Patsy.

      I need quiet to write and for that I need some sort of order. I wish I could write anywhere, surrounded by noise even, but I suspect part of the issue is because I'm tuned in to everything going on around me, and can't block it out to concentrate.

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  4. No writing routine for me either. When I have an article to write or a short story deadline then I sit down and write! At the moment I trying to get to grips with Blogging! I hope things settle down for you, Carol.

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  5. Normality is returning I'm pleased to say, Susan.

    Blogging is complimentary to any type of writing, as they share a number of the same requirements. It's just the technology that creates the headaches.

    Good luck with the new blog.

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