(Or so said my daughter last year while riding in a car full of happy people)
In any event, today's post will have random snippets about the various things that have been going on in my world for the past week or so. I wasn't able to flesh out these snippets into longer stand alone posts, so I figured to put them all together and make one decent size post. The fun thing about these snippets, is that they'll cover just every major topic that this blog is about: chat rooms, relationships, work, blogging, and writing.
Snippet #1: Right now in the chat rooms I'm dealing with both the blithering idiot and the refreshingly inquisitive. The blithering idiot I'm currently dealing with is located in a wrestling related forum. I'm not sure even how to describe his state of mind, beyond the fact that he really hates to be disagreed with, hates that someone stands up to him and picks fights just to make himself look superior. 'Nuff said. As for the refreshingly inquisitive, it's been a blast to deal with. I met a teacher in my local forum this past summer, and for the past month or so, she has been taking baby steps in exploring the Topix chat room forums. Which means a lot of questions are asked in preparation for exploration. I've been more than happy to share my "expertise" with her, and it's done wonders for my chat room state of mind. I haven't been this relaxed in a chat room for months and I'm enjoying every minute of it.
Snippet #2: My personal relationships are going quite well, in both the Real World and the Cyber World. In the RW, I'm trying to co-ordinate a large get together at the end of the month, for all my former co-workers/refugees from my previous place of employment. Most of the people who have committed to this (13 so far), I haven't seen in over two and half years, and I'm really looking forward to seeing them. In the CW, things are going okay. It's been a bumpy few weeks, but things are slowly getting back to normal. Right now, I think everyone is taking a behind the scenes break from me, which is okay, because I kind of need that right now myself.
Snippet #3: Work is basically SSDD. The highlight of my work week was going to my facility yesterday to do my payroll. Uggh.
Snippet #4: Blogging has gone really well. The slower pace has done wonders for my sanity, and has allowed me a lot of breathing room and time to create meatier posts. The flareup from a few days ago (which was my last post done), was nothing more than that. The other person involved declined my offer to move the discussion over here. What's done is done. I would like to thank everyone again for visiting/commenting on my blog, as I'm very grateful for the uptick in traffic this week, and every week for that matter.
Snippet #5: Writing has come to a standstill again, as the short story I'm currently working on, I'm now currently stuck. The problem I'm having is something I haven't really experienced before, but I'm sure the writers out there have, at one point or another. I'm tweaking one of my plot lines so that it would make more sense as I go into the home stretch with it. The way I currently wrote the small scene doesn't make sense at all. In fact, it's downright confusing, so I can see why some people who read it the story, would be left scratching their heads afterwards. So my goal this weekend, is to hopefully write my way out of this particular quandary and finish up the story. I believe once I can get over this small hurdle, everything else should drop into place.
Snippet #6: Not much really to give as an update for the novel. Right now I'm waiting for it to be printed by the publisher. Once I get that initial copy, I figure I got about a one to two week window to get everything else into place (another blog to sell it on, creating a small business acct., new mail addy, among other things). Until then, it's just...a....matter....of....waiting....it...out.
This is another example of the completion backwards principle. If you can possibly manage the time, please play both sides at one meaning. (Fee Waybill)