March 5th, 2009

catie_cute

plod plod plod

I have discovered a new way to make writing less onerous. If one closes one’s eyes while one types, one becomes less concerned about the page count because one can’t see it. This does, mind you, require a pretty flawless ability to touch-type, but that’s one of my L33T SK1LZ, so it’s working out for me. I am not writing fast–the book won’t be finished tomorrow–but I’m doing a chapter a day, which is enough.

I’m also spending way too much time going “well if I wrote 3500 words a day I would be finished with the NEXT book by May 1st if I started writing it right away!” Yes, well, and if I wrote 10K a day I’d be finished before P-Con. One’s more likely than the other, but still, stupid brain.

All right, this is me procrastinating on the AAs, is what this is, so I guess I’ll go back and work on them some more. :p

ytd wordcount: 76,500
ytd km swum: 25.9
miles to Minas Tirith: 85.3

(x-posted from the essential kit)
catie_cute

random weight loss thought

lease and I were just discussing the fact that arghing at each other online about the difficulties of weight loss did seem to help keep us on track a little. I, at least, have periodically joined LJ communities and the like where a bunch of geek sorts are trying to lose weight and trying to find encouragement, and they don’t (for the crowd I hang with, anyway) seem to last very long.

I wonder if a weekly online scheduled chat session might work better. Format probably wouldn’t matter so much, be it MUSH, AIM, GChat, whatever, but I wonder if that would work. Scheduling times would probably be a bitch and a half, thanks to time zones and work schedules and the fact that we’re none of us as young as we used to be, but the idea appeals to me. I’m sure there are chat rooms out there I could find, but I’d rather be whining to people I already know, y’know?

(x-posted from the essential kit)