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Grr, argh!

And, a few paragraphs in, my laptop BSODed and rebooted. Or, more accurately, failed to reboot until the third try. I did backups yesterday; should I write or back up?
I’m current. Write. Back up after writing. Oy.

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And I was doing so well…

I wrote some yesterday, but thus far today I’ve mowed the lawn, trimmed the hedge, grocery shopped… but no writing. No laundry or dishes, either, for that matter, but I’m more vexed about the (lack of) writing.
Also, yesterday there was Harmony. Harmony rocks my world.
Okay, a page per project. Starting now.

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Exercise: 1, Writing: 0.

Because I was having trouble convincing myself to work out, I decided to set my alarm clock half an hour earlier and work out in the mornings. This prompted much mirth from the SO, since my usual morning routine has been to hit the snooze button for an hour. Jokes about ejector buttons and dynamite are common.
I had the idea that perhaps if it was at a specific time, I would do it. My “when I get home from work, unless I’m hungry, because then I have to eat and let it settle” schedule wasn’t cutting it.
Well, this is the first week’s stats, not counting Saturday’s scheduled workouts:
Exercise bike: 3.4 hours, 37 virtual miles, average pace: 10.8 mph.
Weights: 4 workouts.
Lunchtime walks: 2, 0.4 hours, approximate distance: 1 mile.
Words written: 0.
I really hate the word “schedule,” but I think this suggests that I need a daily writing appointment with myself. Perhaps Friday should be a day off, since I watch all of Sci Friday’s lineup. There must be Battlestar Galactica.
I think I’ll come up with a plan–time, minimum wordcount (if any), etc.–and start Monday.

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Note to self.

Apparently, what one does when one doesn’t know what happens next in a story is upgrade Movable Type to version 3.2. (Mmm, yummy new antispam features!)
And, of course, resist the urge to say, “But I don’t want that to happen, that’s awful!” Sigh. Someday I’ll really internalize the enablers that say, “Can you make your story a little more horrific?” It’s hard, though. Especially when your father was a psych major. 😉

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I don’t know what happens next in this story.

Maybe I should tweak the website. Or install more Movable Type plugins. Or make a page on this site to show people how cute my cats are. Or install more Movable Type plugins! Or all of the above!
*heavy sigh* Or not.

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How did Thanksgiving get to be next week?

No, really. I want to know!
My mother is coming into town next week. She wants to help me unpack boxes. [Insert imaginary superbeing here] knows that I need the help desperately, but I hope she wants to do fun things, too. Partly because I want to do fun things. Fun things! Give me fun things! Fun things or death!
*ahem*
Also, someday, I will have time again and will finish the stories I have in progress and start new ones. I think they’re both very promising, especially “Grandfather Paradox.” I think the main thing it’s missing right now are specifics and an ending, although I think I know how it’s going to end. It could still surprise me, though. (I hope so!)

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Change of address

I just changed my address for F&SF and Asimov’s via their nifty forms.
I feel like there’s something I’m forgetting to do. I wish I knew what it was.
In other exciting news, my Internet connection at home is the suck. Also, I am weary of cleaning spam off my *@(#&!@% guestbook and have therefore abandoned the NMS guestbook in favor of a Movable Type guestbook a la the girlie matters. I’ll probably spend some time trying to make it prettier later. It looks like Brad Choate managed to get his MT guestbook to store location and stuff. I may not want to put that much effort into it.
Damn. I know I’m forgetting something.

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Alas, alack, and woe!

Should I be deeply saddened that the people most interested in my writing blog are @#@()* spammers?
Listen, spammers. Give it up. Stop wasting my time. Stop wasting your time. I have comment notification turned on. I’m here to promote my writing career, not \/1@G|R@. Deal with it.
Ooh, shiny MT plugin directory. *quickly averts eyes* I could spend way too much time geeking with that stuff…

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Site news…

I’m turning off comments on older entries because spammers have found my site. May the fleas of a thousand buffalo infest their crotches! I’ll leave comments on for newer entries, but if you feel the need to follow up my ancient post about my television script being rejected, well, sucks to be you. 😉
I’m considering instituting trackback, however.
I also put an author portrait on the bio page, as author portraits are de rigeur. I wouldn’t want the author page police to cite me for my site. 😉
And, in other news, no yay today–I received a Blue Form of Death from Carina. Ah well. Sallya has already made her way to the next market.

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Like you care…

I rewrote the datediff function in the submission tracker and thought PHP geeks might enjoy it. I find it very sad that PHP does not have a built-in datediff function like ASP or Cold Fusion.

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