Once again, November is promising to be one heck of a busy month. All kinds of busy is going to be upon me, one way or another. That said, I’ve been trying to get writing my own stuff as part of my daily routine, beyond personal journaling, again. Four hundred words s day have not been proving all that hard. Sometimes getting the paperwork parts of the day out if the way doesn’t leave a lot of extra maintenance time, but other days it does.
Technologically, I have more options for travel work, writing style.
I have a few ideas and characters buzzing around in my head, waiting to gel together.
I suppose fear’s the door between me and giving myself the push back into the pool, this November. At least I recognize it.
It isn’t the only thing, though. There are also about a hundred other projects that I feel like I should embark on. The theme months I need could get kind if epic, and there is still life to do and books to read… and games with husband to play and family time.
Maybe I should make January National Sewing Real Things Month. I have great patterns and some nice material. I have costume sketches and costumes themselves that are half-done. My wardrobe would thank me, if I took the time to finish outfits that weren’t for a con or on a deadline. I really should get some drapes done, too, for the living room, guest room, and offices. This month could fill itself easily.
Maybe February would be National Yarn Craft For Me and Friends month. I’m kind if behind to do it for the Holidays. I’ve been so caught up in doing things for etsy lately. As a result, I haven’t made a lot of my “priority” patterns that I want to make for me, even if I sell some like them later. I have some really gorgeous yarns that I have some really gorgeous plans for, and it would be nice to get on that without guilt.
March could be Make Things Month. Once all my textiles got dealt with, I could make all the other things I keep trying to budget for. There’s Tesla coils and automated die rollers, and furniture, and… just oh, so many things that I really think I could rock making and want to make. Maybe I wouldn’t even loose any fingers. Which is good, because…
By then it would be April, which could be Home Decorating and Maintenance Month. This month would call for more tools. I love tools. I would get the pictures that I haven’t quite figured out a spot for up. The cabinets would get new latches. I would revolutionize the organizational scheme of the house and then go outside and garden like Martha Stewart on speed. The painting of walls and reupholstering I’d do! Suddenly I’d have my databases updated…
Speaking of, May would be left with Computer Month. All those code projects and books on typography and color theory and languages and platforms would be toast under my laser focus….they just would.
I’d be drained enough that meeting people and losing weight month in June would be a relief, but not as much as July which would be Read Those Books In That Shelf Month.
That leaves 4 months, and one if those is Holiday Month, so 3 really.
What if I really ran my life like that? Well, the other three months could be Editing, Etsy, and Shopping, for one thing.
I get too carried away, as usual… but this idea, there is a modicum of merit.
See you in the trenches.