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Happy New Year!

Postby donduck » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:20 am

Wishing everyone (including and especially me) a new year of good writing. I was a bit hesitant about introducing myself, but from the looks of the postings, it may be spring before anyone reads this, and by then I will have forgotten I wrote this. I may forget by tomorrow . . .

I'm one of those writers who never writes. Several ideas buzz around my brain every day, but I just can't find the time to sit down and do anything about it. I'm sure it would be different if I didn't have a day job and a family. And yes, I know, others work a thousand hours a week and have six kids and still manage to get their writing in. And they would say if I REALLY wanted to write, I would make the time.

We've all read articles that have suggested we get up a half hour early in the morning to squeeze in whatever it is we want to add to our busy lives. So I sat down and figured out if I were to follow that advice for everything I want to do, then, for example, I would need to set my alarm for Monday to wake me up at 7 a.m. on the preceding Saturday.

I've tried the page-a-day thing, which worked for about a month, but I stopped when other important things slipped by the wayside. My new idea is/was to try writing 15 minutes a day during lunch (half) hour. The past couple weeks probably was not the best time to try that, either, since the holiday lunches, etc., filled most of my lunch hours, and packing and preparing for my new job starting tomorrow filled the rest. I wrote exactly one day for 15 minutes. I am, however, extremely pleased with that paragraph and think I may be able to add to it in the near future.

I am a quite a packrat, so my car is loaded to the brim (it looks like I have moved out of my house), and I already see the upcoming week or two filling my lunch (half) hours to unloading my car and setting up my new office. I hope to work on de-cluttering, but I also know myself, and just don't know if I'm up to such a monumental task. Instead of cleaning, I should be writing, right?

On the surface, you might think I haven't really introduced myself much at all. Perhaps I haven't. But I've shared a part of myself with you that I would not have voiced with my own family. They may already know it, but I would not actually tell them this stuff. You are the first ones to know that I ACTUALLY WROTE A PARAGRAPH recently.

Again, a Happy New Year to All, and hope to meet you in the coming year.

donduck :)
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Postby *Elle* » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:32 am

Happy New Year to you too! :D
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Postby fiona » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:40 am

Nice to meet you, duck.
Happy new year to all of the WT fellows! :-P
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Postby TheMudge » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:54 am

Well, Duck, you've given us enough introduction to let everyone know . . . yep, you're a writer!
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Postby dee » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:22 pm

Happy New Year to you, too Duck!

You might be a writer if....

Yep I can relate to pretty much everything you said. What I've learned is, things will happen when the time is write erm- right. I honestly didn't mean to do that! Anyway, hang in there and just do what you can, when you can.

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Postby bfsooner » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:18 pm

Happy New Year!!!

Don, I know what you mean. I'm hoping to have more reasons to visit WT this year, and to write much more often. I sat a goal on my 25th birthday to have a novel written by my 30th...uhh...yeah...that's 16 months away. So, no more excuses...I have to get writing!!! So, I'm right there with ya, buddy.
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Postby donduck » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:19 am

Many thanks to all of you for your response, understanding, and sharing. 8)

:!: Rebecca, I hope you meet your goal, but even if you don't quite meet it, any progress is good progess, and at the very least, I wish you a year of much progress. I have a niece named Rebecca, and the best doctor I ever had was a Rebecca. My best friend from when I was in the Army is a Rebecca (Reba for short). Never met a Rebecca I didn't like. What's your novel about, may I ask? Or, will I have to buy the book like everyone else? If you get it done, I promise to buy a copy!

:!: Dee, I am a believer that things happen in their own good time, too. But I also know that if I didn't spend so much beeping time playing Spider Solitaire when I'm on the computer, I could be a LOT further ahead. I should delete it from the computer altogether, but just the thought of doing that makes me hyperventilate. I don't even want to think of all the hours I've wasted playing that game. Even while I'm playing it I hate that I'm playing, but I'm hooked. So this year I am going to TRY to only play it only AFTER I have written something. Even if I only played one game for every sentence I write, well, wow -- that could be an incentive. :idea: Now I will have to decide does a replay count as the same game or a separate game? What do you think???

:!: Mudge -- thanks for the grin and acceptance. I see your name posted a lot. I look forward to chatting with you in the coming year. What do you like to write?

:!: Fiona, all the best to you as well. Are you working on anything?
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Postby dee » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:17 am

Now I will have to decide does a replay count as the same game or a separate game? What do you think???

Don't ask me- I have had online scrabble issues of my own I had to overcome :)

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Postby donduck » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:24 am

How did you do it? :?:
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Postby dee » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:59 am

I just stepped awaaaayyy from the keyboad.

Actually, I had to just focus my energies elsewhere. It's like any addiciton, you can break it if you transfer it to something else ;)


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Postby mslover » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:41 pm

welcome to our home away from home.... or at least it seems to be mine when i'm NOT working or playing at being the best girlfriend alive or parent or whatever hat i wear other than writing. the challenges are a great way to start - who knows... you may be totally inspired to make the time to finish those thoughts in your head!

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Postby Power of Cheese » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:42 pm

Happy New Year to all! and to all a good life! :-P
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Postby TheMudge » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:28 am

Cheese . . . cheese . . . don't I know you from somewhere?
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Postby Power of Cheese » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:01 pm

It is quite possible, I am from somewhere.. :) I hope the misses and little Mudge are doing well.
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Postby charlesp » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:02 pm

Holy Moley it's CHEESE!!!

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Postby pengwenn » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:05 am

Welcome and "let the new year roll" for everyone.

Now, everyone repeat after me: "I will write this year"

everyone: "I will write this year."

me: Now say "I will give Pengwenn $100 every month this year"

everyone: "I will . . . write this year."

it was worth a shot.
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Postby donduck » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:59 pm

Thanks for the chuckle!
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Postby dee » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:29 pm

I will write this year, I will write this year, I will.... oooooo yer sneaky pengwen :)

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