#TuesdayThoughts: Writenado

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And we’re back to Tuesday. If you’re looking for my #MomUpdate here it is.

As you may know, I randomly decided to do #NaNoWriMo yesterday morning, after seeing a post on twitter from someone who was doing it this year. It’s like I’m a human writenado! Spontaneous?

Yes.

Rash?

Also yes.

Regretting it?

Not yet. But it’s only Day 2.

I still haven’t grabbed a blog badge though. I wonder if I should. Maybe I should only post one if I finish it.

This decision doesn’t seem earth-shattering.

Meanwhile it’s a very sunny day, but also pretty chilly, and I’m wondering if my new fall jacket has the chops for these temps. I won’t be outside for long, though, so maybe I’ll just go with it.

Maybe.

Anyway, that’s it for me for today, there’s a lot still to go in it and I am not ready. I mean literally, I’m still wearing sitting-and-comfortably-writing clothes.

You know the clothes.

Have a fantastic Tuesday, and if you have an election today PLEASE VOTE.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
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#MondayThoughts: Not not a bad idea, #NaNoWriMo edition

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I’ll have to go log in to #NaNoWriMo and grab myself a badge because guess who decided ON NOVEMBER 1 to do it this year?

Yep.

That would be me.

Is it the best idea I’ve ever had, especially now with everything going on with my mom? Probably not.

Probably.

But on the other hand, it’s not not a bad idea.

Yes, I realize where that lands me up.

I guess I figure this. Inside my head I can do whatever I want. There’s nothing quite like a fresh, new novel with no blind alleys, no impossible twists to navigate out.

Of course, talk to me on Day 15. Surely I will rue Day 1 me.

Anyway, with the 1st on a Monday, and access to my mom reduced (more on that in the weekly post,) what better time to create a brand new headache for myself?

And with that, I wish a fabulous Monday. I’m off to make something up.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt Flashback: Unfinished

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red and blue hot air balloon floating on air on body of water during night time
Photo by Bess Hamiti on Pexels.com

So it’s a flashback #ThursdayTen today, I have too much happening and not enough bandwidth for a new post. But hopefully this one is new to you!

Using the image as prompt, write a ten word story. Exactly ten words.

Ready?

Here’s mine:

Resolved, she plunged the balloon downward. She was going back.

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Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

#AccountaClub? How about a FREE BOOK instead?

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Why hello there! I’m FREE!

So Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities is free on Amazon once more!

Exciting, right?

It’s a collection of weird short stories, all quick reads, all yours for the taking. Enjoy and happy Friday!

Oh and on the #AccountaClub front, a little editing of a different manuscript and five fantastic workouts this week.

Look at that! We did both!


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#WednesdayWisdom: Word to the wise

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That’s an odd phrase, when you think about it. Why would the wise need a word? Wouldn’t they already know, being wise and all?

Hmm.

There’s disembodied music drifting in from outside, and I think it’s utterly unfair I can’t choose the playlist. At least give me some options, for goodness sake.

I put on my own music. Take that.

Though if I’m going to write I’ll have to switch to classical because lyrics tend to throw me off. Yep, the outside music is pretty annoying.

Anyway, point being that sound carries. Even if you don’t think it carries. It really really carries. And maybe take pity on a writer who can’t manage to block out the music that must be damaging your hearing it’s so loud.

See? Only thinking of them.

Off to Wednesday it up, while trying not to let that music get too irritating. Have a good one.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: And thinking

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I had weird dreams this morning after I woke up too early. They involved “Bob’s Burgers” and an overwhelming sense of unreality.

Which they would.

I’m careening into Tuesday with a caffeine underload (why can’t that be a thing? It should be a thing) and lots of ideas swirling. It’s lovely out, real summer, and I’m wondering how many times is too many times to reheat coffee.

Maybe I should toss in some ice cubes instead. See?

Adaptable.

It feels like a nitty-gritty day, which any writer can tell you turns into a Strangest Search Day, a cascading series of rabbit holes, each more banal yet fascinating than the last.

Better hop to it.

I hope you have an excellent Tuesday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: Maybe

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Not in a definitive frame of mind today. Do I want to blog?

Maybe.

Make inroads in those pesky pesky projects lurking just beyond this blog in the pile of words yet unwritten?

Maybe.

Chuck it all in and feed a different part of my brain all together today?

Maybe.

The one thing I do not want to do today is marinate in the awful goings-on of the world. Just today.

Maybe.

There’s a constriction in ambivalence, the narrowing of roads when a decision is made. Wait long enough, and sometimes the decision is made for you.

Win? Loss?

Maybe.

Regardless, it’s Monday, and Monday it will do. Have a great one.

Maybe?


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#WednesdayWisdom: withdrawal

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So Twitter is glitchy today and the lack of it has me realizing how many “just five minuteses” of my attention are consumed by it.

Many, many five minuteses.

In some ways, it creates an urgency, the latest comments, the latest news, the latest speculation.

So, so much speculation.

And even though I know it’s fruitless, at least for the time-being, I’m still posting on Twitter.

Send help.

It’s pretty out, no longer scorching, and maybe today will be the first in a long streak where it doesn’t suddenly turn dark and start pouring. But who’s to say.

Meanwhile, I’m venturing into Wednesday entirely Twitterless.

Well, not entirely.

I’ll probably even try tweeting this post anyway. Have a great Wednesday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: In the good old summertime.

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Yesterday was such a Monday I didn’t even post a picture with the blog. Now that’s Monday.

Today is not Monday, as it’s Tuesday, and as such I hope to at least manage some kind of image up there. Fingers crossed. (UPDATE: I did it! Photo accomplished.)

We’ve got fluffy clouds and summer temps and not enough coffee but that’s a daily issue. It would be nice if scientists got to inventing a caffeine with all of the benefits and none of the drawbacks.

I suspect Aunty Ida could handle that.

But onward.

The great thing about a finished blog post is all the times I got distracted writing it get smoothed away. Unless I tell on myself as I did right then.

Snitch.

And distracted I was, by those self-same fluffy clouds and assorted other shiny things. I’m definitely feeling the lazy drone of summer, it’s nearly hypnotic.

But off I go to be productive in some form or another. Have a great Tuesday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayMood: Lavender?

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It sure is Monday. This feels like the Mondayist of Mondays.

Totally Monday.

It’s not bad out, it’s pretty in that whispery, silvery-blue way, but I had to retype the start of that sentence because my fingers were on the wrong keys. So yeah, Monday.

And the start of July. Wow.

I think I need more caffeine in my life. My sleep and my nerves disagree, but maybe we can work something out.

There’s always tea, right?

Hmm.

It was a quiet weekend, yesterday I found an Australian show on Prime called “Spirited” and though only the first season is available, loved it. It’s weird and entertaining and it has Super Hans and if you don’t know who Super Hans is you’re clearly lacking in your British television department.

(He’s from “Peep Show.” It’s this very cringey-yet-funny comedy. I think it’s on Hulu.)

So I have to disengage from lazy mode and try to get focused. Have a great Monday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.