Since the beginning of November, I have been posting regular blogs in various places. A big part of this has been getting into the habit of writing regularly. Some of the blogs I do in batches and others, like this one, is posted when I'm done writing it. For the last few years, I've had a lower profile on the site and lot of the new folks don't know much about me. So, I've also been trying to be more personable. Well, as much as a grumpy bear can be personable at least. lol.
So part of this habit is to make sure that I write something every single day. Now, that all of that is blogs, as I am working on entries for the anthologies and other writing projects. I've found that my creativity is flowing better if I write a blog entry of some sort before jumping into story writing. Not sure why, but it's working for me for now.
I am at my mother's this weekend. I've been going through the slow process of moving back in with her. I built my mancave in her barn last year and now I'm looking for a job I can jump to in her area. Saves a ton of money for both of us to share resources. And moving back in with her frees her up from a bunch of stuff so she can help my grandparents. So, anyway, we're talking about more renovations to the house. Upgrading the bathroom, the kitchen and turning a room into my dedicated office. The office will give me a place to close the door and do work. It would not be a place to play. Apparently, psychologically, it is much easier to discipline ourselves when we keep the areas we work and the areas we play separate.
I seem to have rambled a bit I'm going to get off the computer for now and go take care of some of the stuff I moved back here, then go do some organizing/planning in my mancave. I plan on doubling the size of my mancave by converting the backroom of the barn into my little rec room complete with a pellet stove for our long winter months. I'm also planning on sticking a 3d printer in there when I'm all done so I can design and make stuff.
When I say barn, by the way... this is what I mean:
It is 120 years old for those keeping score. We've got some work to do in a couple of places, especially after last year's internal roof work. They installed collar ties and supports for the roof trusses, as it is basically wide open upstairs.