The Germans say there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing. It’s usually addressed at someone without a rain jacket during a downpour, but can be applied to so many other instances not related to weather I thought I would mention it here.
I have discovered that it makes a great deal of difference where I write and what I use to write with. My small notebook, with its mini screen and tiny keyboard is not the most ideal instrument to write longer pieces on; it strains the eyes as muc as my back and fingers after a while and that, when I want to really settle down and let the words flow, is a bad thing.
Constant noise around me, when I am sitting in a cafe or even in the library, is also not a good thing, the wrong clothing for the wrong weather, so to speak.
So, I have been sitting in my small office at home for the last few days, carefully ignoring the Internet completely, which was something of a strain I must admit, and have allowed the larger Linux computer to have its day. I have been able to turn my attention fully to the work at hand, to that which I have been planning for a while and with some success.
I say only some because, as with all major projects, it takes time. Time is what I have at the moment, not that there aren’t many, many other things I could be doing, and my decision to use this free time, before the pressures of college work return, has been a good decision.
Of course I’ve missed the wonderful exchanges online, and I have certainly missed the time I spend updating this Blog, but the sacrifice has been worthwhile. At least, I think it has been!
But I am nowhere near finished – for those interested in such things, I have managed to put nearly twenty thousand words down on virtual paper – and intend carrying on for as long as I can, and that means until the whole work is completed and ready for other people to see.
So my updates here, my visits to other websites, will remain somewhat curtailed still. I hope that those of you who come regularly to my Blog to see what is going on, or who visit me on Google Plus – or even Facebook – will stay patient and allow me this small breathing space. I am still here, in a manner of speaking, but not really here and at the same time not exactly gone.
Love & Kisses, Viki.