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…Well, I’m about 12 hours late on Oestara, actually, but I don’t post on weekends, so we’ll have to live with it. I’m just glad it’s finally spring (even if it doesn’t precisely feel like it right now: the 50-degree weather we had this weekend has become 35-degree weather and the promise of more snow — but oh well). As it’s not anywhere near planting season and I was never much for egg-decorating, I plan to celebrate by a) getting back into a gym routine, b) getting back into a serious writing routine, and c) planning out the (modest) vegetable and flower gardens we’re hoping to not kill this year. πŸ™‚

Also, maybe I’ll get a helmet, because I got one of these last week, and apparently riding a bike is, in fact, like riding a bike.

Which is to say I haven’t broken any bones, lost any skin, or given myself a concussion yet. Keep your fingers crossed.

And then there’s this:

How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?

All the time, and, um, all the time.

Really, I think that’s just part of being a writer, isn’t it? Or maybe I’m romanticizing the craft, I don’t know — but when I’m not writing, I’m generally planning on writing, wishing I had time to write, being knocked over by some amazing idea/image/ combination of words that just popped into my head that must be written down immediately, trying to remember what it was I thought of that I should have written down, reminding myself to write that thought down when I get home, or feeling guilty for not doing one of the above.

There are moments — possibly whole hours– when I do other things and concentrate wholly on them, of course: but generally somewhere in the middle of such moments I think of some phrase, character motivation, plot point or whatever-else that belongs in some project or other, and I think I have to write that down. I think that at various points throughout a day. If I actually managed to write something down every time I thought it, I’d probably have five novels finished instead of three.

So, well, I guess I need to work on doing that.