About: I'm a freshly minted PhD type looking for my next big deal project. I need something to keep me off the streets.
This Blog: triggXR2 follows the original triggXR as a new journal would be started when an older journal is full. I started triggXR when I was "dissertating" and found myself unable to type for a while due to "dissertation shoulder." I used the triggXR blog to type a bit here and there to see how I was healing.
I spent all day in my office cleaning out the detritis of the dissertation. There was also quite a bit of dust still remaining from the bathroom remodel. I still have on my pajamas. I cleaned all day in my pajamas. One of my dissertation computers actually died today. I scrubbed the dust off all the books I used for research and off the bookshelf itself. I recycled all the extra drafts of the papers and quite a few articles I read to understand how to talk about discouse analysis. I was a little sad to be out of academia but I work at a job that I love and that pays quite a bit better than university work would have.
I'm free to start a new project now and thinking it might be some creative writing. I've been collecting books about writing but a Walter Mosley interview on NPR told me to quit reading and start writing. He says just write 600 words per day and I'll have my novel in a year.
Never one to settle for just one opinion, I've been reading The Passionate Accurate Story by Carol Bly. She tells me to start out by writing a list of values and 10k word autobiography. The values will help with the story later and the autobiography will help me avoid writing about myself. I guess if I write a 50k autobiography, I'll have a book.
I'm going to combine the advice and write 600 words a day starting with the autobiography.
I'm coming out of hibernation with a lot more power since the days started getting longer here. I did the dishes and sorted the mail with nary a whine. I need light to think. I didn't have any ideas for for my blog so I kept it going with stuff I was interested in from you tube.
Animal Report: The dog I'm training for my mother got a haircut and still has accidents in the house. One of the parrots bit me tonight and it hurt my feelings.
I went shopping and guess what? The recession has reached the outlet stores and the shops weren't sold out and picked over in my size! WooHOO!
I have recently read the new Walter Mosley book The Right Mistake and I really liked it. It is a Socrates Fortlow story. I also listened to Blonde Faith on an eAudio book from the library. I couldn't use my iPod to listen to the book because apparently the people at Apple don't believe in libraries!