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Decluttering is making progress, writing is stalled - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
heleninwales
heleninwales
Decluttering is making progress, writing is stalled
Having decided that I could use the garage as an exercise space during the winter -- a space that would actually give me enough height to be able to do some of the hooping moves that I can't practice at the moment -- the decluttering has suddenly become more urgent.

Freecycle enabled me to get rid of 3 pairs of stirrup irons and I have just placed my first item on Ebay. I can see another trip to the recycling centre in my future to get rid of the rolls of decorative wire lawn edging that no one on Freecycle wants as well as some old tins of paint and a pile of old carpet tiles. I just wish we had a recycling place in town so a trip to get rid of stuff didn't involve a half hour drive each way.

The writing, however, is going nowhere. I had meant to join in the current round of Novel in 90, but it turns out that both novels are not just stalled, they are bogged down in mud to the axles and their batteries are flat. :( I therefore think that a more gentle approach to getting one or both of them moving is required. I can see myself setting a target of 10 words per day!

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blackberry44 From: blackberry44 Date: November 7th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm meaning to do NaNoWriMo, but we have to declutter the office, where everything was put while carpet was laid in this room. Don't ask me why I can't write at this PC on this desk, but I can't.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 10th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I go through phases when I can write almost anywhere on/with anything and phases when the conditions have to be absolutely right. I have no idea why this is.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: November 8th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm just spooling up for another writing burst, after spending a lot of time on ideas and new techniques. I'm not sure yet what the results will be, but I'm looking forward to finding out.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 10th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I spent a while processing all the stuff I learned during the two years I did the creative writing diploma. Then I had the research for the BA Education degree to write up. However, I have no excuses now, so I need to start pushing on with my writing projects again.
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