I've never claimed to be the most organized person in the world. I try, but thwart most plans I make to fit my life into neat little categories of time. Must do this at 10 am just doesn't work for me. Unless of course it's a fixed appointment, like a visit to the doctor or a call to my agent. When I'm expected somewhere, I do my best to be on time. Don't always succeed, but I don't like to keep people waiting.
But when I'm at home, I fritter. Do you like that word? I do. That is, until about five seconds ago, when I looked it up.
fritter - to waste time, money or energy on trifling matters.
Ouch. So who asked you anyways, Websters?
All right, I confess. I do fritter. I waste an enormous amount of time. Every. Single. Day.
I do. Facebook. Twitter. Playing with Dog. Reading When I Should Be Writing. Searching New Apps for my IPad. That's just the beginning of my list. Shall I go on?
Nope, I shan't.
Well, we're approaching a new year. And I have a book coming out. At the rate I'm going, I'm actually having nightmares that it might be the only one I ever write.
Something must be done about the frittering.
I'm going to attempt to join the masses of organized people out there (don't worry, I'll still laugh at you behind your back), and try to make my life a little more manageable.
I've decided to start with this blog.
In the past, you see, I'd jump on and post hither and there, nary a thought to what I was actually saying or whether anyone would ever read it. Which might have been fine when I had five followers. But now that I have 101 followers - you crazy people you - I'm going to attempt to be a little less...um...flaky.
I shall post my incredible words of wisdom here on this blog on Mondays and Wednesdays - be it about writing, raising kids and orchids or cleaning dog vomit off the carpet (Please curb your enthusiasm), and on Fridays we'll do a sort of open mike deal. Maybe some Fridays I'll ask a question. Maybe I'll post a book review (Hey, I hear there's this great book coming out in March called Yesterday's Tomorrow), or tell you about a movie I've seen. Or we can talk food, travel, whatever. It'll be fun. Right?
So. Today is Friday.
And since I'm really tired after all this organizing nonsense, I'm going to let you pick.
What do YOU want to talk about today?
Oh, okay. That's not really being organized enough, is it?
I'll make a list.
Today your choice of discussion topics are:
A movie you recently saw - did you hate it or love it?
The last book you read.
Your hopes and dreams for the coming year.
My answers are :-
Movie - downloaded The Kids Are Alright. Um. Yeah. Didn't know what it was about.
Now I wish I didn't know, but I do, and I'm afraid I'm still walking around with my mouth hanging open in shock. I deleted that puppy pdq and regret paying money for it. If I'd wanted to watch a porno movie...okay...yeah, you get the idea. I won't say anymore since I like to keep my blog G-rated and I've probably gone beyond that already.
Book - I usually read several books at a time. I recently finished Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie. Great book!! I'm currently reading Snow Day (Billy Coffey), Almost Heaven (Chris Fabry), The Distant Hours (Kate Morton) and Plug Your Book: Online Marketing for Authors (Steve Weber). By the way, I just downloaded Dr. Richard Mabry's Code Blue - it's free on Kindle right now, go get it!!
My hopes and dreams for the coming year? Well, I hope you'll all buy my book, read it and fall in love with it, and recommend it to everyone you know. And I dream of world peace.
Happy Weekend Everyone!