Morning Pages Entry – May 22, 2014

Alright, things are about to get busy for me the next few days. There are a number of other projects I need to get moving on, as well as the usual editing, writing and reading. I really suck at the reading part of stuff though I must admit. need to cut down on the wasted time just surfing around and whatever. I read a post somewhere yesterday, about the 17 books you should read after high school. I had only read one of them, but I think I may have seen one of the others in movie form. I had the strong urge, to want to read them all, and find out what I was missing, but it could just as easily have been another 17 books, and I would have had the same feeling. And, it gets back to the usual thing, that I really should do more reading. Sure, I do a lot of reading online I suppose, about news and technology, and writing, and boats, or what have you. But part of me feels, that I should be doing more of that reading from real published books. What is it about books, that makes people feel, like they are missing out on something. Or, at least it makes me feel that way. The thing about those books though, is that they weren’t really stories or anything, they were more about self discovery and introspective kind of things. Which being somewhat narcassistic means they struck a chord with me. I do need to start doing more quality reading. About things that matter. About things I can use to think about myself, and make my life a better place. I’ve been dogging the editing this week, since staying on the boat for a few days, and I need to fix that routine. If the book doesn’t get edited, it doesn’t get out there, and it doesn’t get published. So, quit screwing around and get to it. I suppose, one of the things that took time away, was that I got a bit distracted with TattooedWriter (WritersCafe forum poster) story of his 1000 books day. And more specifically, interested, in his story sturcture with his serial books. How he uses a three story archs within his series. An “A” “B” and “C” plot. There is the “series” plot, that runs all season, the “multi-episode” plot, that runs for 2-4 episodes ,and of course, the “monster-of-the-week” plot that starts and finishes for each episode. That’s something that I could certainly use for the short stories that I wanted to publish each week. If I could get to my 10K words per day writing, where 5K is for the major novel, and another 5K is for the short stories, then I could continue to work on the larger novel and publish regular stories as well. I suspect, that both could help each other. And indeed help me as a writer. I guess, reading about his structure, was just another one of those shiny things, that distracted me to no end, and kept me from doing stuff that I should really be doing. But, in the long run, it could also be very valuable information. The other thing yesterday, that was kinda cool, is that we have agreement with the whole family to do a Whole30 food elimination diet. This should be interesting. The only way to get Karen to agree to it, is that I would do all the shopping and cooking. That is for all 3 meals a day, for everybody. At least in the beginning. I fully intend, to have them do their own breakfast and lunches at some point, but at least for the first week, I’ll take charge of those two meals for everybody. We’ll see how it goes from there. It will take a bit of time, especially in the first week, but I think once we get through the first week, it shouldn’t be as time consuming. I just need, to get it all organized. I need to figure out, what the meal plans are for the next week at least, and maybe the entire 30 days. And, put together a shopping list for it. I need to accomodate time at the boat, and I need to accomodate Sams eating, which includes a pretty intense workout schedule still, and one swim meet (regionals), which I think, is about half way through the 30 days. Oh yea, and I need to get that damn leaky window in the boat fixed. That could take a day for me. So, that’s a lot to do over the next week or so. No time for screwing around. Really no time for that. So, get your editing done early this morning, so you can do other stuff.

TIGERBLOOD: yep DAILYMOOD: good LOCATION: home office WORDSWRITTEN: none PUSHUPS: 2:00 plank TODO: edit, write, read, meal plan, window fix plan TV: mad men, orphan black BOOK: none GAME: none EXERCISE: none WEIGHT: 170 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: big ass salad DINNER: gypsy sausage SNACKS: orange, grapes, apple, 3 lara bars ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 12:00 AWAKE: 6:15

 

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