#TuesdayThoughts: Left unintentionally blank

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Oops. Started out with nothing after the colon. So that’s the kind of Tuesday I’m going to have.

The editing has begun. Barely, but I’ve started.

Usually my first pass is largely reading, but when you hit those sentences that stop you in the middle with a loud “clunk,” you’ve got to fix them on sight.

I had something sticky on my keyboard, likely from the pluot I was eating. All fixed now. And spellcheck apparently has never had a pluot.

Poor spellcheck.

Bright and sunny here today, though lots of sirens for some reason. I see no evidence of their need; they could be miles away for all I know.

I have settled into Fall, and Fall has settled into me, the fresh cooler temperatures feeling like they make sense. Only one cup of coffee so far today, though.

We’ll see what happens with that.

And I am off to edit. Eventually. Have a great Tuesday.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#TuesdayThoughts: Incremental

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I initially typed the headline as “incrimental,” because I think I’ve got the state of politics on my mind. Which is criminal-heavy at the moment.

So there’s that.

But not really what I meant. I’ve been thinking about the tiny blocks that just add up. Tidying, little bit by little bit. Writing, line by line.

And time, whether we do anything with it or we don’t, there it goes. Tick by tick.

Kind of reflective today, I guess.

It’s pretty gray out, the flat kind, the kind that doesn’t promise rain, only gloom. I’m tired as I didn’t sleep well, for no reason in particular.

And my dreams were weird.

But so it goes.

I am going to try to get some oxygen up there, blow away the cobwebs. 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.
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#TuesdayThoughts: Irked

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You know those mornings where little things go wrong but they’re really, really annoying? I’m having one of those.

The complaints are so minor it’s silly to name them, and yet they manage to deeply irk.

Apparently today I’m irkable.

Like get it together, Morning. Have a little dignity.

It’s a bright, sunny day though there are some wispy clouds, clouds that probably can’t be bothered to be real clouds. Maybe they’re having an irksome morning too.

I had Stuff to do yesterday, far away from writing and editing. No, not at all on purpose, why do you ask?

And I got a new keyboard cover. Two, actually, you got them both when you ordered one, and it’s the cheapest one I’ve bought so far, and I have to say, my favorite. When does that ever work out? Doesn’t impede the typing in the least.

Maybe the irksome is moving on with itself. I hope so. And I hope you have an irk-free 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!
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#TuesdayThoughts: Sticky

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Coffee, yet again, seems to be keeping its full glory from me. I’m already nearly down to the bottom of the cup, and I’ve found no inspiration.

How dare it.

It’s a sunny day today, one with a haze more suited to August, but I suspect it didn’t mind that September borrowed it. Streaky clouds in the sky and not a bad day for getting things done.

Which I need to do.

We had yet another new trainer this morning on Daily Burn, and I wonder who will be leaving. It seems to be the cycle of life with that program; trainers arrive, trainers leave.

He seems good. We’ll see when he leads the full thing, who knows.

Meanwhile, I’m thinking there just may be another cup of coffee in my future. Have an alert 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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts:

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It was darker than it should have been this morning when I got up. Rain, with heavy clouds. By the time I finished my workout, the sun had broken through, gorgeous golden streaks breaking up the gray.

But that didn’t last.

There’s a thin silver layer of clouds now, punctuated with lower, bulky clouds, and I think it’s raining again in the distance.

Appropriate as we shift into fall.

I’m amazed how this year has zipped along, and now we’re in the back end of it. Incredible.

This week I’m setting my sights on some new and/or unexplored writing projects, letting my completed manuscript sit before I tackle it for a first-round edit. It seems like the week for that, or maybe it’s just me and rainy weather.

Whatever the weather where you are, I hope you have a great Tuesday, and if you’re in the path of the hurricane, please stay safe.


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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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Hypocrisy on the brain.

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(Hippopocrisy?? GET IT??)

So if you’re a twitterer–and maybe you are and maybe you aren’t–a right-wing “free speech” advocate who bemoaned the “loss” of First Amendment freedoms in a column became so upset with a college professor who called him a bedbug, he told on him to his university provost.

Poor irony is so overworked in this cartoonish hellscape in which we now reside.

Apparently the original tweet got nine likes and zero retweets, but the retelling of the tale, complete with whiny complaint letter, has, at the time of this writing, roughly 63,000 likes and 10,000 retweets.

Ain’t that a bedbug at an allegedly high-end resort.

It got me thinking about characters, because honestly who would believe that guy was real. Sadly he is. And a little too over-the-top and on-the-nose for fiction, and did I mention the hellscape?

But humans are rife with hypocrisy, and not only does that make for a fantastic character trait, it can also help move your plot. What happens when their hypocrisy is revealed? How do they react?

What do they do?

In this case, they go on news shows and whine some more and claim that the letter to the professor’s boss wasn’t to get him in trouble or anything and free speech except if it hurts his own specific feelings and why is everyone picking on him?

You get the idea.

So how is that received? What happens because of that? In this world, he’ll probably get another juicy column out of it, but let’s stick to the rational world of fiction.

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.

#TuesdayThoughts: Yep

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Is today another two-cup of coffee day?

Probably.

How do I feel about that?

Ask me later when I’m trying to go to sleep.

Today there’s an odd golden light through mist or rain, not sure which. It looks a bit like sunset, though it’s only 10:30 in the morning. But time’s been weird, so who really knows.

And yes, I have that other cup of coffee now. Sitting right there beside me. Doing its thing.

At least today I feel more mellow than draggy. Not extra-perky, not by any stretch of the imagination, but at least conscious in this reality.

Which is about all anyone could ask for, really.

So I’m taking my coffee and doing Tuesday. Have a great day.


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.