Lost In the Fog

Morning…at least, I think it’s morning. Looking out the window, all I can see is fog. That’s okay, thought, because it’s matching what’s going on in my head. Not a lot, so far.

On the writing front, something great happened yesterday. I came across an old blog post of Gwen’s (I think her last name is Hernandez – but I’m not sure) explaining how to create templates in Scrivener. She’s the author of “Scrivener for Dummies.” I’ve been wanting to do that, because as I plot out what’s happening, I’d like to make sure I have some thorough scene analyses to go along. Hence, the additional templates. All I can say is, Gwen’s a goddess. She’s gotten me out of a heckuva jam.

My goal for the day is to get all my templates created and start another Scrivener file to make my planning more comprehensive. If I’m really lucky, I’ll get some writing done, too.

Other goals:

I’ve not made it to the grocery store yet today, so I’m on track so far. I’m still looking to spend only on local or USA products.

The plan is to go to the gym later this afternoon. I think there’s a class I want to take, but I have to check the schedule to make sure. Luckily, the schedule’s online so that will only take a moment.

I’ve been failing miserably when it comes to taking time for myself. Writing in a personal journal has gone by the wayside. Meditation hasn’t happened. I’m more focused on trying to study for my teacher certification so I can work in the K-12 school system, and finding a part-time job because my hours have been cut at work. I’m down to 24 right now. Not good. But the pendulum always swings, and there will be an upside. I know it’s coming, and that stops me from fretting too much.

I keep using a mantra from Firefly, originally uttered by Kaylee: “Everything’s shiny, not to fret.”

So far, it works. Life is good.

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5 thoughts on “Lost In the Fog

  1. One should be able to see the sunny side of life first thing in the morning. Outside of our windows in the inversion that Salt Lake always gets during the winter and the red burn and stay in side warnings. Its awful and tends to tilt attitudes, thats for sure. I hope the fog lifts. I like your goals. They're approachable. And that makes them reachable. Hang in there, learning new plotting software is a blast! Good writing.

  2. Thanks, Doree! I see that you live near Salt Lake. I've been looking at trying to get a job up in that area, teaching Math in the public school system. I'm aching to get out of the humid swamp that is Florida. I've got to get back to the snow and four seasons. Have a great week!

  3. Ha, the swamp that is Florida. I moved to upstate New York from Florida last March, so I completely get your thirst for four seasons.I find it hard to take time for myself, but I need to do so, or the well dries up and I accomplish little to nothing. It's something I have to work on all the time.That's a great mantra from Firefly, and will go in my knapsack of mantras.Have a better week!

  4. Elizabeth – woo hoo! Another Firefly fan! Shiny.Where in upstate NY did you move to? And where in Florida did you move from? I'm near Orlando. Can you believe how marvelous the water is in NY, after drinking the muck down here? It's almost as intoxicating as good wine.Wow, you can really tell I miss the north.Have a great rest of the week!

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