Ramblin’ Sunday

Day 32. 75 pages, 36,199 words.

Meh.

Meh, meh, meh.

This was a reasonably good weekend, aside from zero writing time. We went to see Interstellar on Friday, and had a nice night both before and after (Wump and Toop slept over at the in-laws’, giving us a quiet night and 10 hours’ sleep). Then I went to hang out with buddies for the day Saturday, a huge mass of snacks and drinks and a quadruple-header of movies, I will blog at a later date.

And then today was nice, at least I got a good hike in the snow-laden forest with Wump and a generally decent time. Now we’re just waiting for the in-laws to come over and help us put the finishing touches on Toop’s bedroom just a few weeks before her first birthday. Should be good.

I guess a bit of the shine got taken off the weekend for selfish reasons, as usual. The writing, I’m really starting to need to do it. My head fills up and if I can’t write it down, it vanishes the next time anyone says anything to me or asks me to do something. It’s the worst feeling. But that’s just little stuff, no big deal. Right up there with needing to wash and comb my hair, I do that once a week and I start to lose my mind towards the end of the week as I get mire knotted-up and dredlocked. Meh, meh, meh.

Mostly I think it was my colostomy bag filling up with gas on the bus on the way home last night, and then collapsing and stink-bombing the entire bus. Yeah, that was it. Hypothetically hilarious, but generally awful. It didn’t seem to burst or get poo everywhere, just gassed the bus. And then the next bag I put on at midnight did the same thing at 4am, so I was up at 4, 5 and 6 doing checking and changing. Kind of messed up my Sunday, despite the best efforts of my girls. I have been a miserable grump the whole time.

And another brilliant week beckons. Need to get my mojo back.

Okay, no more ramblin’. That was fun, but I’ll see if I can’t come up with something less random this coming week.

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5 Responses to Ramblin’ Sunday

  1. aaronthepatriot says:

    I see good and bad news in your troubles here. Well, not the colostomy bag troubles, obviously. Although, maybe comedic value in the storytelling, there is that. But it might be a great thing that your writing has refined to the point that you find your mind filling with ideas at “random” times or however you want to think of it. It does stink (hur hur) to not be able to write it all down as it comes up, but perhaps you can come up with a system, voice notes on your phone or something like that, and then most of the issue can be resolved. But it sounds like the ideas are coming fast and furious, just like the movies which probably shouldn’t be coming in such a manner equal to their name.

    • stchucky says:

      Indeed, Mrs. Hatboy has been suggesting I get an app on my phone that will turn speech to text, so I can continue to get ideas down while I walk (it being too cold to write on the touchscreen right now). I’ll probably have to work on getting over my dislike of saying my story ideas out loud. Especially as I tend to write notes and reminders in a sort of shorthand, and in completely chaotic mixed-up order that I can then mix around. That’ll take some adjustment.

      • aaronthepatriot says:

        Wise words from the little lady. You’ll get the hang of it, all the high performing professionals I see in movies take voice notes, if we are shown that aspect of their free time, so it must be what everyone important does. Never you mind that the only person I knew in real life to do that was a pretentious asshole whose ideas were really not worth ensuring the survival thereof, move along, move along. You’re an author and your ideas ARE worth ensuring said survival thereof.

        Something about this seems familiar so ignore me if you have done so, but have you ever blogged some of your shorthand? I for one would find it interesting to see a sample. With or without elaboration, certainly your choice. Apologies again if you have already done this and I forgot.

      • stchucky says:

        Yeah, the “looking like a pretentious arsehole” thing is where I’m probably getting hung up.

        Something about this seems familiar so ignore me if you have done so, but have you ever blogged some of your shorthand? I for one would find it interesting to see a sample. With or without elaboration, certainly your choice. Apologies again if you have already done this and I forgot.

        Haven’t done a post like that, maybe I’ll give it a go. Of course, I’d have to find a sample without massive spoilers.

      • aaronthepatriot says:

        I’m so not going to comment about the pretentious asshole thing. Sir, you are too kind to my funny bone XD

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