A Novel Idea.

After what has felt like a really long period of being unproductive due to being sick, being tired from work, and just life stuff in general, I’m finally doing it, I’m finally starting a novel again.  I did this back in 2003, but due to my own negligence to back it up by email or some other method besides the computer my ex decided to keep, I lost four chapters and a prologue.  I’ve written short stories and blogged since then but never actually finished getting my sh*t together and made a collective of them, or started a novel again.

I’m also working on a memoir – though, this one will be more for my own mental health than anything else and may never be published.  We shall see, I guess.  For now, getting out my ya-yas through the book and blogging and hoping for the best!

The hardest part about starting with a manuscript is trying to make it all correctly formatted because I’ve not written for so long.  I needed a refresher on random points, like formatting conversation properly, and the correct way to write footnotes (since my piece is fiction, and a lighthearted one at that, I don’t need too much formality in that department but wanted to know if I might get lambasted by those who read it).

Also, remembering to do double spaces after periods?  Ack.  Not something I think about doing usually, in every day writing like emails, etc.  Now I need to force myself to do it in everything so it becomes habit again.  Mostly, just enjoying lazy Sunday and not needing to go anywhere.

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Word of the Day: Productive

I’ve been a bit laggy about getting stuff made during my three days off, not because I wanted to be, but because I felt genuinely sick most of yesterday. I shook it off today and despite some serious stress and anxiety, I decided to be more productive and I got a whole whack of hair flowers and bows made. Also learning to deal with hot glue again (fingers, ouch) and make things both pretty and practical.

Tonight I was able to upload some pictures of finished products to my Facebook store page again *finally* and am hoping to do the same by early in the week. See that here. Ideas aren’t the problem right now, it’s the cash to make and package it all. That will come in weeks to follow. I also need to up my organization game because seriously, I am juggling craft stuff now.