I didn’t slack this week. I got sick. And up until very recently, I didn’t see a practical difference between the two. The voices in my head say, (a) okay fine, “sick” is a reason but you’re still as behind as you would be if you just fucked off and (b) no one wants to hear you whinging.
Luckily, therapy has been good for me. So yes, I can acknowledge that I didn’t keep up with my daily diary (a la Barry) or drawing exercises (a la Brunetti). But I did take care of myself, and that was the important thing. Staying home from work, seeing a doctor, getting my back adjusted — all important things. Right? Right.
(And if repeating that to myself over and over really keeps the demons at bay, well that’s fine too.)
WRITING PROGRESS. So, then how’d my first week of 2020 go?
Longest Writing Chain This Week: 2 days. But I did have 3 writing days altogether.
I suck at coming up with interesting code names, so I’ll continue calling what I’m working on right now Short Story 01. Same “Short Story 01” I was working on this time last year, but I made some decent progress on its rewrite by experimenting with Oblique Strategies (I have an app) to get me through problem areas. The results are interesting, even if I decide not to keep them.
ROTTING MY BRAIN. Still working my way through THE EXPANSE but I’ve been seeing what the animated HARLEY QUINN is all about. Well, it’s now overtaken AGGRETSUKO as my favorite cartoon. HARLEY feels like it has everything I love about old Adult Swim shows but without the “Jokes for you and your stoner buds who’re up too late” vibe.
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
The only two things preventing me from ditching computers for tablets…
* Being unable to print out a Google Doc with comments.
* Being unable to edit ebook metadata (what can I say, I like my ebook metadata a certain way).
— Don Pizarro (@DonP) January 5, 2020
Seriously, printing and scanning over WiFi with my tablet has actually made my life better twice this week.
IN THE WILD. Trying to address just one of the various and sundry ways I’ve neglected myself lately.
I know, but it helps my back, shut up. And, no jokes about “Now, why don’t you get your attitude adjusted?” My inner voices beat you to it!