Distractions, so far, from May 2018
I do not have time for these, but maybe you’d like to be distracted.
My biggest distraction this month came from realizing the story I’m working on was depressing me. There was something terribly wrong with it, especially the tone, but most of all I wasn’t having any fun writing it. Nothing silly was happening. So I began to research comedies. Here is the route I took.
Down The Black Hole of YouTube and Back Again.
Continue reading “4 styles of Comedy to Distract you”
November again. This is Week 3, day 19 of Nanowrimo.
Yes, I am once again writing a novel for the month of November, but I’m doing it a little differently this year. I’m totally cheating.
Here are 6 ways you can cheat at Nanowrimo.
Continue reading “How to cheat at Nanowrimo”
I’ve changed my mind about willpower. For a while now I’ve believed my willpower was limited, that I only have so much in a day. WRONG. Thanks to an article that debunked that theory, I now have a different concept of it. Continue reading “Rethinking Willpower. (Don’t get so distracted.)”
Why is it bad habits are so easy to start, and good habits are hard? Is it a matter of attitude?
For example, stretching. I work as a baker, and that means early mornings and constantly using my hands and arms and upper body. The easiest way to deal with my pain, especially back pain, is to stretch, every day, after work, but I don’t do this. Continue reading “Simply Distracted; new goals”
For a quick read, perhaps you’re looking for a light summer-time book, or good distraction, here are three Jane-Austinish amusements. Continue reading “Summer Reads: Three Jane-Austinish Books”
Cake can be very distracting. Here are four recipes I discovered this year and couldn’t resist baking. Continue reading “Green mirror glazed Christmas Cake and other baking distractions”
“Youth is a writhing thing. It squirms and wriggles in the mud. Youth is considered to be the “springtime” of one’s life… But spring is not always some fanciful fairy-tale time. It’s also the season when all the bugs and squirming things that people hate come crawling out of the earth.”
Durarara!!, Vol. 5 (novel) by Ryohgo Narita