13 September 2006

Inspiration


I downloaded <a href="www.inspiration.com">Inspiration </a> for both my
desktop and my Palm handheld. I'm having a good time, playing around
with it. I can see how it will definitely help me with outlining.

I love the fact that it is visual, allowing me just to "throw stuff at
the wall, and see if it sticks". And even better, converting it into an
actual outline.

Now, this is not my first introduction to Inspiration, but the first
time was quite some time ago...maybe 3 or 4 versions ago, and it was
less user-friendly back then. I'm at work right now, and I can't wait
until I can take a break, pull out my Palm and get to doodling. Yay me!

05 September 2006

random thoughts


I suck at plotting. I was reading this blog,
http://jacoppinger.blogspot.com/, and he is using Inspiration. Looking
at the website, I see there is a version for the Palm OS. I love my
Palm, even though I'm not using it to its full potential. However this
may motivate me in that direction.

I have the scenes in my head rambling around, but I can't seem to get
them into a nice 3-Act structure. Ok, so maybe I just need to write
them anyway. But I've tried that before, and ended up writing myself
into a tight corner. And that manuscript is still in the corner,
waiting for a total overhaul.

04 September 2006

Blog by Mail

This is cool.  Seeing as how blogger is restricted at work, I must blog via email.  This is the coolest. AND, as you can see I figured out how to post crappy pictures from my cell phone.  That should prove to be interesting in the future.

It’s Labor Day, and I’m at work. By choice.  Double time and a half is a great incentive to spend the day being non productive. I mean really, how much work can I do, when everyone else is home. Ok, well I was able to help out a couple of people, but that’s about it.  Call back during business hours!

I’ve been typing up some novel notes I’d handwritten on a legal pad.  I was in danger of losing the pages to the ravages of my purse, my car, and general day-to-day wear and tear.

 I go through spells—sometimes I prefer writing longhand, and sometimes I need to compose at the keyboard.  I plan to start working from First Draft in 30 Days as a way of getting, and keeping myself organized.  I’m a packrat, and a paper whore.  Too much of it, and I get overwhelmed.  I’m quick to print off a webpage (to be read later), than taking a few minutes to read it right then. And then these random pages get lost, misfiled, or, when I come across them again, I have no blasted idea of why I printed it off in the first place. Same thing with bookmarks. I can CTRL+D with the best of them, but there is no rhyme or reason on how I save my bookmarks.  I’m turning over a new leaf.  With my new laptop, everything gets its own folder: the year, subject, etc.  I’ve been doing the same with MS Word.  It’s helpful to me in so many ways, I feel so organized! Let’s see how long this lasts.

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03 September 2006

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