Oct 18, 2010

Mumpsimus Monday

mumpsimus ~ view stubbornly held even when shown to be wrong

In case you missed it, the lovely Dolly Garland featured yours truly on her site Friday. You can check out my interview HERE and it’d be great if you left a comment. Hint, hint! :-)

So. What did I do last week? Good question, actually. I have to admit I was not as productive as I would have liked to have been. I was a little on the disorganized side, as well as distracted and unfocused. I’m going to blame the grey miserable weather and the fact that it was a short week because of the holiday Monday.

I activated the cell phone I was given and designed business cards and brochures for my business, which I will talk more about when I’ve got the web-site ready to launch – a task that will be much easier now that I have a domain. ;-)

It being Fall now, I made a huge pot of turkey soup and a pot of sausage/bean soup for the freezer. Since the kid has her own house now, I figured her bedroom no longer needs to be kept as a shrine, so I cleaned up what little was left in there to turn it into a proper guest room, just in time for an overnight visit from my New Brunswick sister and her husband.

Writing-wise . . . my blog posts went smoothly and I even managed to catch up on my blog reading/commenting. Worked a little on the Space Opera to make sure I get it finished before NaNo.

I finished reading another couple of books that have been lying around for a while, and yesterday, which would have been the perfect day to get some serious writing done, I read Elphame’s Choice, by P.C. Cast. Excellent book! I highly recommend it.

In between I seem to have spent a lot of playing around with a cover for my NaNo novel, which was not a good use of my time considering my idea is still pretty nebulous. And for those of you who are not yet my friend on Facebook, I discovered Mahjong Titans on my new computer and played it until my eyes were burning and my clicking hand started to cramp.

This Week’s Goals:
Tuesday: I’ve had my first request for my superstition series, so Part II will be about black cats.

Wednesday: A new hunk for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday: This week’s Passion for Poetry is the Redondilla.

Friday: Chapter 60 of the Space Opera. So what exactly is Nakeisha going to do? What can she do against armed troops?

Elsewhere in my week:
There’s a Scribe’s meeting tonight, the topic is: “I want to be alone.” And for a change I have my 150 words already done. This week also holds the third Thursday of the month, which means there’s a poetry reading on Thursday that I’m going to try and get to.

Last Tuesday I went to the movies and saw The Social Network – it was pretty interesting to see how the whole Facebook thing started. This week I think my friend and I are going to go see Red – Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman, how can you go wrong?

I’ll probably spend a goodly amount of time working on my business website - of course first I need to brush up on my web-site building skills. It’s been a heck of a long time since I played around with a web site and, as with all things computer, if you don’t use it you lose it. I used to write the html codes in WordPerfect and then up-load them to my site. It was a lot of work, but I found it easier than learning how to use a web building program. Yes, I am weird like that. :-)

And there’s my week ahead. How about you? Anything new and exciting going on in your part of the world?


Jamie D. said...

Wordperfect, Carol? Really? LOL I just used Notepad when I started writing HTML. Now I use Dreamweaver at work (bonefide HTML editor) and at home...I probably shouldn't admit it, but I start with a standard site template I like and tweak it, writing as little code as possible. Lazy, I know. ;-)

Sounds like you've got a great week ahead - how exciting, a new business website and such! You sound very organized too, which is always a good way to start.

I'm home this week, today doing admin stuff, tomorrow getting back to the nitty gritty of party planning. Here's to a good week for us both! :-)

Dolly said...

Oh my god, you girls actually know how to use HTML. I vaguely remember using bits of it - but now, I can't be bothered to learn properly.

LOL, Carol, I did find it fun that you are designing the cover for NaNo book :-) But sometimes inspiration works other way around. You have the cover, so now you can have a story to go in there.

Good luck with your goals.

My participation in NaNo this year is bit dubious at the moment. It all depends on my current WIP.