Crazy Busy

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MetronomeSo I’ve been crazy busy with the new job.  I probably owe a couple of you an email.  It’s not going to get any less busy when I go into my regular schedule.  Right now I’m in training, which will last 2 more weeks.  It’s difficult to get into a rhythm when you know everything is going to change in a couple weeks and you’ll have to readjust.

I’ve managed to write very little in the past few weeks.  I installed Ia Writer on my phone for this, since I wasn’t sure on the company policy regarding laptops on site.  I’ve since found out that it’s okay as long as you keep it closed/off at your work station and only use it in the open break areas.  But again, I don’t want to take it in just yet until I know what the flow and rhythm will be once I’m in my permanent spot/desk and what my break times/lunch will be, etc. and so on.  Hence the iPhone app.  Which is cool and syncs to my Dropbox where I can snag the text and dump it into Scrivener.  But the writing there is slow due to not being used to typing for long periods of time on the touch screen.

And then there’s socialization; people wanting to chat with me on the breaks I do have.  Which isn’t a terrible thing, don’t get me wrong.  But I’d like to be able to snag a little more writing time during the day given my lack of energy when I get home.  I’m pushing to get a few hundred words done, usually in 15 minutes between finishing up whatever editing I have to do for SF Signal and going to bed (I have to be up by 6, on the road by 7 to make it to work by 8 – and I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination).

I don’t think there’s really a point to this post other than to fill folks in on what’s what and where I am and what I am doing in long form… (more than 140 characters…)

~P

1 comment for “Crazy Busy

  1. February 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Congrats on the new job! But I think I’ve said that. Sucks about the writing (or lack), though. I have to work around the dayjob, plus family demands at night. You think cats are demanding, try a 3yo grandkid. :-)

    I’ve been writing at lunch, using Evernote to write on my phone. Pair the phone with a BT keyboard, and it’s amazingly useful for mobile writing. Dunno about Ia Writer, but Evernote supports bold/italic using the standard shortcut keys (Cmd-B/Cmd-I) when you have a keyboard paired. I’m starting a short story tonight, that I’ll draft completely in Evernote so I can work on it wherever I happen to be (anywhere with a signal, anyway). It also syncs up for easy cut/paste into Scrivener.

    Y’know, we both need some breakout books so we can tell this whole “dayjob” thing bye-bye…

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