A Round of Words in 80 Days Update
Get Up Stand Up
The biggest problem with my "Operation Stand Up" is that I do get worn out. Especially on work days. This should not be happening, as I converted my desk at day job to a standing desk months and months ago, and I should be used to it. The problem is that even after I got used to standing all day, I still have the muscle tone of a jelly fish.
So I haven't just been standing, I've been working to be more active. However, the result right now is that when I do sit down when I get home from work, I can hardly get out of the chair. I mean I'm like a pregnant lady in a bean-bag chair.
The goal, by all the health studies, is to get my sitting time down to four hours a day or less. Right now, that's only reasonable on work days (since I don't sit at work at all). However, I do work well at the kitchen counter, and that will be the focus of forming new habits.
Wednesday Day 17 - Longest day of the week at day job, and worn out. But I did keep my sitting time down to four hours or less.
Thursday Day 18 - Still really worn out, but I once again did keep my sitting time down to a little more than four hours.
Friday Day 19 - 220 minutes. I had this idea, while reading Kris Rusch's blog. I'll post about it Monday. Between writing up that, and yesterday's post about timing when to find the body in a cozy mystery, I put in quite a lot of time.
Saturday Day 20 - 100 minutes. I mostly wrote fiction today! Not the WIP, but on the Sekrit Projekt I came up with yesterday. Which is not really a secret, and I will say more below....
I want to do some freeform writing. Just do the whole "dare to be bad... in public" thing that Dean Wesley Smith is always going on about. I need to break out of my rut, I need to stir things up, and ... I need to blog. I'm mostly out of stuff I want to say on the blog right now.
So I'm combining all of my problems, and I am starting a new fiction feature on this blog, on Mondays. I'm going to turn this blog over to one of the characters from The Serial, and let her just write her friends, her world and their adventures, just in any old way she wants.
I'll start the fiction part of this on May 7. I plan to keep it up for the summer, or at least until the first story arc is done. This Monday I'll post some background on where this is coming from, and the next I'll post an introduction to exactly what I'm doing.
See you in the funny papers.