I had to climb Mt. Everest to get here. Okay. Not quite. But I got a lighter laptop with a better screen on which I’ll now be writing fiction. And I had to get my software set up.
And I forgot what a pain in the ass it is to get software set up. So that was the last hour and a half. Argh.
I should explain, I guess. I work in the office, but I don’t write in the office.
I sit sideways on the couch (I pretend it’s a chaise longue) with the window open beside me while I write fiction, so I can see the palm trees and the weather and the traffic in front of the house. This separation of writing from work (course development, website building, student support, and so on) creates a mental wall between all the work that’s waiting for me in there, and what I do out here, which comes first and without distractions.
The other laptop was showing its age, and the 11″ screen turned out to be less than optimal for writing on a couch and a lap desk for long stretches. My head is up with this computer—may alleviate some of the headaches.
So. Software installed, I’m late getting here, but ready to work.
STARTING COUNT: 64,252
STARTING SCENE: Bad Help
Hope your writing goes well today. And mine, too.
Final count: 1054.
Not enough, but the headache has shut down my creativity.
I’m going to push through on student support, which I missed yesterday because of migraines and vertigo.
Tomorrow will be better, if only that I don’t have to install software before I can write.
Hope you all have better days.