I’m somewhat cheating on the Sunday sprint by writing my check-in, but it’s okay, it’s still writing. I have been writing the past week, although only a little of it has been fiction. I’ve been editing an article for the last week at the day job, as well as working on a web page for my department so the creativity is different. The fiction has been relegated to notes and scribbles, but at least I have not abandoned it entirely.
Last week, I pulled a muscle in my back, so I could only write longhand, and have fallen behind on any comments I can’t manage to do on the phone. Writing by hand really is a different way of processing words. I read that writing notes by hand help students remember their notes far better than typing them into a laptop. I’m always fascinated by things that are holdovers from earlier centuries. The time we spent writing by hand far outweighs this new manner of taking notes, and it seems clear to me that our synapses have not yet caught up.
My plans to savor a cup of coffee as I mentioned in last week’s check-in have not been as successful. I still feel slothful if I do not have knitting or quilting or some form of needlework in my hands, but I have been able to find a certain amount of quiet in those tasks as well. Although not as good as meditation, I’m making baby steps to finding that distraction-free space.
I’m contemplating returning to updating my blogs, and there are some things I need to fix on my Facebook profile and page as well. I go all over the place about the platform thing, but I enjoy having the social media outlet as well as the blogs.
How are all of you facing the summer–or if you are in the Southern hemisphere, the winter? What changes in your household or work environment will cause adjustments in the normal way of work?
Please go visit the other RoWers here especially as we slide into the last few weeks of the Round.