Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Tuesday SoL: where did the day go?
I was going to write about social isolation and mixed feelings about moving. Each of those could and probably should be a separate post. Now the post just might be answer that question. Where did the day go? I ask myself that (too) often. I'm not talking about procrastination either. Multi-tasking maybe. It may not make me stupid but it does make me absent-minded
I've been starting the day with 750 Words I don't care about the count or the challenge. Some days I write more, some less. A weekly quota that averages out 750 words/day might make more sense. Writing every day is the real point, more than hitting a word count. That process turns writers into word counters. Unless I am on a roll with 750, I start checking mail while I writing -- less to see what I have than to avoid being overwhelmed. I process a lot of information in a day, organizing for projects, curating, sharing, etc. Social media notices and newsletters are a part of that.
I must confess that I leave time for naps too. It's not really a luxury even if That I can is an advantage of retirement: I can pace myself as needed. Today I was finishing a major post on a higher education news blog / tumbler and lost the post tumbling somewhere in cyberspace. How? I don't know. When I sent it queue it just disappeared. The post eventually came home and settled in right where it belonged. I was glad to see it and even more glad not to have to do it over again,