Possible Impending Website Problems

One of the benefits of maintaining your own website is the fact that you can pretty much try what you want when you want. Granted, it takes away from “writing time.” Still, it can be very satisfying. I find that I can sometimes set the back of my head to work at untying a knot in my fiction while using the front of my head to work on my website.

Yes, it is just plain fun for me.

The downside is sometimes upgrades are more problems than they are worth. I’m dreading having to go to the next version of PHP. Apparently, it causes all sorts of problems for WordPress users.

If you’re interested, you can read all about my fears here. Otherwise, please enjoy a wonderful day!

Beginning Again… AGAIN!

I can’t believe that I haven’t posted since September. THAT’S no way to keep a blog! Even if it is “just for fun” at the moment, people deserve to see something regularly.

It seems to be a repeating pattern with me. That’s okay, I refuse to give up. I’m beginning again, AGAIN!

A repeating pattern in purple turquoise black and pink. It is purely decorative
Photo by Alex Perez on Unsplash

Happy GET ORGANIZED WEEK?!? Who knew!

I admit it. A couple of days ago, I was surfing the web when I should’ve been writing. Guilt about my lousy efforts at writing in September was probably leaking into October, but I didn’t know it at the time. It was just easier than actually writing.

Naturally, I justified my surfing by saying that I needed it for story research. Yeah… Okay. I suppose that everything I absorb will probably find its way into my writing. Eventually. If I actually WRITE instead of frittering all my writing time away looking for LOL cats or videos of fractals to mesmerize myself. (Although… That video about that guy forging obsidian into a sword is really tugging at my subconscious. It NEEDS a story!)

man looking defeated under a mountain of paper
Drowning under a Mountain of Paper
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One of the potentially useful websites has lists of weird holidays to celebrate. According to that site, today starts GET ORGANIZED WEEK.

How depressing! That just isn’t my strong suit or favorite hobby!

So… I created a “content calendar” for this month. Monday is my day to post here. We will see how well I do at that. I also have another blog and a diary. Tuesday is for the other blog, Wednesday is for the diary. I will probably tell you whether I’m keeping it, but only if I’m doing well.

While I probably should have my head examined, I decided to take a break from the short story class that I’m struggling with. I am plotting a novel this month. I’m planning on trying NaNoWriMo. Maybe.

Since some of the homeschooling families at my church are forming a kids’ writing club, I’m helping with that.

I think my motto is when in doubt, start more projects! At least it keeps me from organizing stuff…

I am dragging myself kicking and screaming into the 21st century by adding Google Analytics to this blog

I hate this. I don’t want to track every person who happens to stumble onto this website. I suppose that part of me feels like

Of course, I would have to admit that I hated the movie. I thought that all the characters were working backwards and against themselves in reality. So, why do I think that I can expect a different result if I’m not willing to put in the work to both build my dream, and market it?

I Have Been Missing in Action

I haven’t been in this blog since early January. Part of that is because I was just goofing around, avoiding writing and writing blogs.

Six weeks of that time, I was in the hospital. READ THIS for more gory details. Catching up from being in the hospital is taking more time than I planned, to

o. Just catching up with email has been a career move!

Tomorrow, I am planning to sit in the wheelchair for the first time since mid-January. Let the celebration began! After that, I am planning to go back to SNOWFLAKE OUTLINING the novel that has been in hiatus.

I haven’t been to church in about 1 billion years, either. I don’t think I will be making it to any services this week. I don’t have the stamina.

Maybe next year!

My RESOLUTIONS for the year…

Writing and Reading still go hand in hand, at least in my head. Reading is easier for me, unless I’m doing it with a specific purpose. That makes it easier for me to simplify things, I’m combining my multilayered lists into one simple one. It will combine reading and writing goals.

That doesn’t mean that making healthy life changes is an important. That doesn’t mean attitude adjustments are trivial. That doesn’t mean that focusing on how I relate to people doesn’t need my attention.

It simply means that I need the simplest and shortest list possible. Sometimes, I have the attention span of a squirrel on crack cocaine. These items will distract me enough!

  1. 8 Minutes daily (except Sunday) on the snowflake outline of the science fiction novel that I’ve been threatening to write since I was 10.
    1. MASTER Level: 3 sets
    2. ACCEPTABLE Level: 1 set
    3. STRUGGLING Level: try to figure out why I’m struggling
  2. 250 words daily (except Sunday) on other projects. Facebook, twitter, and email do not count. Blogging only counts one third of the time.
    1. MASTER Level: 3 sets
    2. ACCEPTABLE Level: 1 set
    3. Twitter and Facebook account, figure out why you’re struggling.
  3. My GOODREADS 2016 Reading Challenge (10 books for now, I can increase it)

 

Lisa's bookshelf: currently-reading

Great Expectations
tagged: currently-reading

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Lisa as "Helva, the Spaceborne"

Beginning Again

Yes, I successfully blew up my website. I don’t know what I did, but it quit working.

Lisa as "Helva, the Spaceborne"
Lisa as “Helva, the Spaceborne”

It only goes to prove that I know just enough to be dangerous! #ZionTomballTX ought to be aware of this tendency. 😉

Oh well, this allows me to begin again. Maybe I can be less pompous, allowing some of my mischievous side out. Granted, I will keep on attempting to write. I will keep on doing website stuff for myself and ZionTomball. I will keep on enjoying doctrine and theology and history. I will keep on enjoying teaching.

And books…

It’s even possible that I will talk about books. Some of you may recognize my reference to “Helva.” Anne McCaffrey wrote a fun story called, “The Ship Who Sang.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ship_Who_Sang