You’ll soon tire of her, just like all the others.
I still can’t Believe he’s gone. The Florida Gator’s tribute to Petty over the weekend gave me the chills.
I started using a distraction free software program called Q10. It is similar to a program called Dark Room I used to use. There is only a full screen option while typing. At the bottom of the screen a small strip shows word count, pages written, and the time. That’s it. If you need to bring up the navigation you just hit F1. I also love that Q10 makes your keyboard strikes sound like a typewriter. Takes me back to my teenage years, typing away in my little basement room.
Scrivener, which I also use, has a distraction free option, but I don’t care for it much. Just knowing I can hit a button and all my Scrivener stuff is right there to play with distracts me. Sounds a little crazy, but so am I.
This morning I couldn’t find the document I was working on last night. 30 pages of my story disappeared. I finally found it on my flash drive. Turns out I didn’t realize last night I was saving to a different place. Yeah, I’m a Genius.
I can’t Deny I have put off writing for too long. I have legit excuses. I’m busy. I’m lazy. I’m afraid of failure. I’ve lost my muse. If I spent as much time writing as I do making excuses I would probably have a couple of novels finished by now. Time to put on the big girl pants, plant my butt in a chair, and write.
Don’t know about improved, but the blog is new. I finally settled on a pen name I really like. Now I just need to get serious about writing. I’ve been putting my writing aside for so long I don’t even know how to begin again. Maybe I should try NaNoWriMo next month. I haven’t had much luck with it the last few years. Who knows? This could finally be my year.