I just read two blogs that made me feel a bit better about my own woes this past week. I know, I don’t live in New York or New Jersey, so I shouldn’t be complaining (Though I will be attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, but that’s another post). Also, I shouldn’t feel better because of someone else’s woes…but it do! (Sorry)
The first blogger (who happens to be one of my favorite writers) noted on her blog that she was falling woefully short of her NaNoWriMo goals. I too am finding it difficult to meet mine. In fact, I finally decided last night that enough was enough—I’m just not enjoying the journey. I need balance in my life. Now, more than ever, as my husband and I get ready to put our house on the market and move—a huge step for someone who’s lived in one state all her life. Anyway, forcing myself to churn out copious amounts of words when in the back of my mind I have a to-do list a half mile long is, well—it’s screwing with my creativity! So, I’m ditching NaNoWriMo and switching to a writing schedule that demands time, rather than words. Time I can schedule between packing, organizing and cleaning.
The second blogger (and another wonderful writer) announced her blog had been hacked. Sigh…
My blog hasn’t been hacked, but I’ve had twitter troubles up the wazoo. First, my account was suspended. One day, everything’s coming up roses. The next day, Your account has been suspended! Yikes. Why???? The good news is that everything was back to normal four days later. The bad news is that last night I got an email from Twitter saying they’d changed my password because they suspected someone had hacked into my account.
What is it with hackers? What can they hope to gain by hacking into the account of a children’s writer? Honestly—get a hobby! Or, rather, get a new hobby.
That’s it. I’m off for a walk, a little coffee and friend chat, and then back to my desk for a few hours of writing. After that I’ll attack one or two of those household/moving chores I’ve been putting off. Have a great day, and if you see any strange tweets from me (stranger than usual, that is) ignore them.