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Thu, Aug. 16th, 2012, 11:09 pm
Today's Check-In (Thursday): Enter a Dark Alley

Still feeling like crap, and sore now to boot because I haven't been to stretch class. Stayed home from HIPS even though it would have been nice to go. Also didn't go to Karaoke as planned tonight. As I got tired of mugging around Facebook (despite being somewhat entranced by a new game, Age of Champions), I decide to sit down and at least do some creative work.

Now I remember why it's WORK, and what the writing bug/obsession feels like. I'd forgotten that, how you can't concentrate on anything else, to the point of setting things down everywhere and having to search for them. The apartment looks like a tornado ATTACKED it. I didn't want to take the time out to eat, but I made myself make a sandwich and later, some healthy vegetable soup, figuring I could eat it over several days if I want to continue this writing streak. I'd forgotten what research was like, after I plunked down two lines and realized I knew nothing about the subject I was fictionalizing. I'd also forgotten what writer's block felt like, or that nagging feeling of words just out of reach.

I ended up taking another piece of flash fiction I'd written, this time a draft, and rewriting it. It took all day, along with an hour to format (and I still can't figure out what is going on with my italics) and an hour to create a cover. So now I have two works online, both free to read. In other, wonderful news, MY FIRST STORY IS NOW ON iBOOKS! I downloaded it direct from the store to my iPad, which was wonderful. If you look up "Jade Lauron" you'll find it. I'm still learning about formatting and stuff like that, and their converter leaves some things to be desired, but hey, you get what you pay for.

You can also check out my SmashWords Profile and download both stories in a variety of formats. I used Calibre to transfer the .mobi file to my Kindle!

Comprehensive List of Tasks

  • grooming = nope, writers are gross buggers 0pts
  • HIPS = no, I am feeling a bit better today than yesterday, which does prove my theory correct. I hope to feel even better tomorrow, especially since I have a lot to do. 0/7 pts

  • Spanish = I finished lesson 15, but was too busy with the story to work on lesson 16. 1/2pts
  • meal = I did cook and eat a healthy meal 2pts
  • writing = I'm only scheduled to work on this for an hour, but I really spent a good portion of the day doing this. 1pt
  • karoake = not feeling well enough to go 0pts

Medication = yes
Sober (no drinking/drugs/cutting) = yes
No Compulsions = Fail if compulsive writing when I should be laying in bed counts as a compulsion, and it does.
Extras = no, other than forcing good food into myself finally, I didn't really do much self-care

TOTAL SCORE = 5.5/20 = 27.5% but I'm still blah so I won't really be hard on myself about my schedule until Saturday

Today's Revelations
I already wrote up a big revelation today (see previous post) so I'm not tacking anything onto that other than I'm really, really rusty at the whole creative writing process. Until then, I'm concentrating on flash fiction so I can get the hang of it.

Much love to all my peeps out there!

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