Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dropping in After a LONG Time Away

To be fair, I've been working on my book (started NaNoWriMo, but bailed after 1-1/2 weeks), getting in the sub teacher hours to make a qualifying Social Security year, clearing up the house and getting rid of paper, yadda yadda...

I've mostly blogged on Liberty's Torch and The Declination. That, and just life, has kept me away. I'm even down on reading other blogs - it would seem I'm winnowing down to the absolutely essential stuff, for now.

Part of it is that, finally, after a long time worrying about the state of the country, I'm a little calmer. The Donald is NOT perfect - not by a long shot - but, for the first time in a long time, I think we've got someone in the Oval Office that has the country's best interests at heart.

But, the book - about 1/2 way through it, and I'm blazing away at a pace that will have me finishing before March (cross your fingers - every time I make those kind of plans, something ghastly happens). So, in my rare downtime, I've been lurking around Mad Genius Club and According to Hoyt, among others. Even when goofing off, I'm attempting to learn more about the business of writing.

And, in the process I found this - on Writing on the Go. That's something I actually know quite a lot about, as my peripatetic ways have taught me.

I live out of two totes - one for personal essentials - driver's license, money, debit cards, planner (yes, I'm old school about that), cosmetics, brush, etc.

The other is packed with essentials:

  • Macbook - the 11" model - very compact and slim, and, most important - lightweight
  • Notebook - composition style, quad ruled
  • Index cards, held together with a binder clip
  • Extra binder clips - handy for all kinds of things
  • Ipad - the laptop is for writing (Scrivener). The Ipad is for web browsing, notes (OneNote), and email.
  • Handheld voice recorder - handy in the car or when I'm on the move.
  • Pencil Case - # 9 mechanical pencils, various pens and highlighters in multiple colors, extra # 9 lead.
  • Sticky notes
  • Gallon-sized ziplock (freezer weight) - used to corral various cords, plugs, USBs, and tech gadgetry
What do you haul around?


cmblake6 said...

Excellent! Welcome back! I was beginning to think I was a lonely voice in the wilderness. Glad to see someone else had that same thought.

cmblake6 said...

I have commented, I have praised, I have offered support. I loved my blogging dearly, I was tremendously pissed when they locked me out there. Let us get this thing back up!