The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer

Filling the days


Not much going on on the writing front these days, in fact, no new story words since my last word meter post. However, I did have some thoughts about characters, motivations, and cool world-building stuff while doing the dishes yesterday. I was beginning to fear that this book wouldn't be one to talk to me at odd moments like that, and I would hate for it to be so. I think I have some of my best ideas and biggest breakthroughs while doing non-writing related things, and if I can't get *some* use out of housecleaning (I know a clean house should be its own reward), I just might go prematurely insane. Yes, I know, some of you, won't name any names *cough* frigg *cough* think I've already achieved that enlightened state.

There will be words today. Maybe even an end if I'm feeling particularly productive and ambitious. But I'll settle for words.

In other news:

I recently planted two varieties of tomatoes (one trad, one "golden nugget"), lettuce, and spinach. Everything is sprouting nicely except the lettuce. It isn't make a very good showing yet, but I haven't given up hope. I need to buy a few more pots to plant bell peppers, parsley, and thyme. It isn’t very practical not having a proper garden, but if we did, our plants wouldn’t survive the rainy season, so pots it is.

After three years of only getting trims (stopped highlighting my hair five years ago), I decided to go in for a new hairstyle. Since my hair is waist-length, it took four days and 20 or so hours, but I now have a new look. Yay me. Took the plunge and did something I've wanted to do for a long time. frigg I *will* send you a pic.

And after four months here, we got a tv and satellite (Mayotte only has one channel). I had told J I didn't want one, but I decided that if I'm ever going to do crafty stuff, I "need" (and yes, I use the word loosely) a television. I don't work well without the distraction. Weird, but that is the way it is. So, Merry Christmas to us a bit early.

Speaking of early, J is supposed to be home at 3:00 today, so I need to get to writing and tidying. I slept like the dead until 9:45 (because rabiagale and frigg kept me up until midnight, and I had to recover from the hair ordeal), so I'm getting a late start.
Tags: hodgepodge, to be undone

  • Bluster, bluster, storm and blow

    We've been having a very wet and windy week, actually almost two weeks. After such a dry summer, it feels both good and strange to have this…

  • Let me revel in this feeling

    I have done it! I have FINALLLLLLLLY finished To Be Undone, a book idea that occurred to me when we still lived in Sancerre, before we ever went to…

  • When do you give up? Or do you?

    ...on a book that fails to capture your interest, that is. I am reading something now that is really Meh . I only read when I am brushing my hair…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded