Tonight I did the first extemporaneous fiction writing I’ve done in months. It came out of a chance phrase from a friend during dinner (thanks, T!), and has grown to about 700 words in about 20 minutes. 🙂 I am very happy with this turn of events!
My goals for this, the second round of A Round of Words in 80 Days for 2012, are as follows:
1. Continue with my 5 minutes of writing every day, but bump up to 10 minutes a day. This will most likely happen first thing in the morning, while my schedule remains what it is. It mostly turns into journaling, but that’s completely okay with me.
2. Walk Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I know the second isn’t a writing goal, but it IS a healthy life goal. Since part of my life realizations in the past couple of weeks have including making time for myself, and not giving myelf to everyone else, I believe this will allow me to start balancing things in a healthy way, beginning with treating my body in a good way.
I also think it’s likely there will be more writing on Tuesdays and Thursdays after the yoga sessions. Yoga clear my mind so very well, and allows me to focus on my body and my breathing in a way I don’t do at any other time.
In the meantime, this weekend is Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. I’m going to be there all day, every day. There are even a couple of very interesting panels that I want to sit in on…as well as Saturday night’s speed dating session. I’ll have to post here with how that goes… 🙂
I wrote about arranged marriages and the Millionaire Matchmaker. Not posting it here; it’s a little silly, but the musing was fun. 🙂
I got an apartment on Monday. Whew! Total relief. It’s smaller than I remember, but that just means I get to get rid of more STUFF!!! This is all good, trust me. Of course, now that I have the apartment and CAN start to move stuff, I have no motivation. *sigh* My friend B has offered to come over and help me pack on Friday morning…and I might just take her up on it, if I can clean some things up first… My room is a little bit gross right now. 😛
Now, the girly girl thing: I’m not a girly girl. I don’t usually wear pink, I hate ruffles, I’m super-picky about skirts, and my wardrobe is just not that big. It was mentioned to me the other evening, by a friend whose judgment I trust, that it’s possible that I don’t get a lot of attention from guys because I kind of dress like your stereotypical sporty lesbian. Jean and sandals or trainers, tank tops that aren’t particularly feminine, etc.
I’m also not a petite girl, so with all the tank tops I wear (I tend to buy multiples in different colors) and my broad, fairly muscular shoulders, I can completely see my friend’s point. My female, completely non-lesbian friend. This actually explains some things about who hits on me, come to think of it…
So my next mission, after I finish moving, is to start expanding my wardrobe out of sporty and into a little more girly. Still probably not gonna be a lot of pink, and ruffles will likely be few and far between…but I’ll work on it. With thanks to B. 🙂