Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Moving right along.

So I seem to be getting back into the swing of things. I've had two productive days in a row, and Light Switch is once again moving in a forwardly direction. It bugs me to no end that two 5,000 word days in a row is suddenly something to get excited about, but I'll get into my usual groove soon. After almost a month of iffy productivity, I'm not going to be churning out 30,000 words a week overnight.

Of course, I might get a little more done if I wasn't constantly fighting for elbow room and notebook occupation. You see, I keep a spiral notebook beside my laptop, and I frequently use it to make notes, sort out sentences that I just can't quite get right on the screen, things like that.

Someone has decided she likes encroaching on it while I'm trying to work.

"You weren't using this, were you?"
And slowly she moves further onto the notebook, in between batting at my hands and chirping at me.
I wonder if this is a little sample of what it's like to write with a toddler in the house. "Mommy...Mommy...Mommy...Mommy...PAY ATTENTION TO ME NOW."
"Wait, is that a bug?"
When her attempts to get my attention ultimately fail, she waits until I'm "in the zone" and sneaks in to completely occupy the coveted notebook:
*sigh* I've even put another spiral on the desk for her to sleep on, but noooOOOOooooo, Midget wants Mommy's notebook because that way it inconveniences Mommy. And now she's trying to ooze her way onto the keyboard. *shove*

Anyway, there's your exciting update on my productivitah. Before I sign off, I should mention that Eddie and I will most likely be in Seattle near the end of the month, depending on military flights. For my loyal blog minions in the area, if you want to get together and grab lunch or something, shoot me an e-mail. We'll probably be in town for 3 weeks or so.

Also, there's a possibility we *might* have a spare pair of general admission 30 Seconds to Mars tickets. I'll know for sure around the last week of April. If you're interested in going, gimme a holla.
That is all.


  1. At least you don't have to move. With a puppy, you're up just as you've sat down to write because they're in something else. I never thought I'd love crates as much as I do!

  2. Midgeeee! I miss you sweet pompous rumble purr!

  3. Huh. How funny. My cat does almost the same thing, except she goes straight for the keyboard because I don't have a handy spiral notebook. Actually, that sounds like a great idea. Hm...

    The kitty is so... cute... funny how mischevious things can look so angelic and innocent while they're doing... mischevious things. Wow. Does that even make sense?

    Wordage = win.

  4. You may wish to pay a visit to my blog in between kitteh shovingz.