Friday, January 14, 2011
Spent quite a few hours today on the business side of things. Surprisingly uplifting and not at all the chore that it usually is. I have quite the system by now. Runs more smoothly than it used to.
Odd thought of the day: I was at my father's house, helping to shovel him out, when I realized that he has a small shed with working plug outlets. And I thought: What a great place to write those scenes for the concentration camp novel and The Gravediggers and a couple of others that call for really cold, desolate scenes. I really would sit in that shed (it's got a working light, too) with my laptop that I could plug into the wall if I had to. I can see myself doing that, even for many hours or many days. Only writers would look forward to doing this. As I mentioned a few times lately on this blog, we're all a little crazy.
Office and basement are both a bit better, though the desk could use a de-cluttering again. But I can read and work more in the basement than I used to. Now I have two places in the house to work; not too bad.
Scrivener is working well, but it expires on me on January 30th. They'll probably ask me to renew for the $40. I'll do it. Hell, I've spent more than $40 in two weeks at Dunkin' Donuts! (I'm probably not exaggerating.)
These are all small things, but in this business, it's the small happinesses that lead to much bigger things.