And Around Comes Monday, Again


No matter how I try, I just can’t outrun Mondays. How ‘bout you?

Over the weekend, I took my friend Spark’s encouragement and my loving spouse’s advise and just…did nothing productive. I played video games on Saturday, which means I didn’t do squat in other areas of my life. You know…like training videos. And then on Sunday, I sat around and wrote a second installment to a short story I’m working on. I like the way it’s turning out, even if it is a little repetitive to something else I wrote a little while back.

I’m experimenting in noir and trying to keep it…well, me. So that’s going all right. Maybe I’ll peck away at it a little at a time until I get the hang of it. I want to write full-on hardboiled detective type stuff with a horror twist. Maybe someday.

Still, I laid down about 2000 words on Sunday without much effort. That’s AFTER I fixed my broken fantabulous keyboard. The “x” key popped out of place, for no apparent reason. It happened after I’d had the keyboard about a week, but I fixed it then. I was able to get it back on without trouble. This time, not so much.

I had to Google the solution and found out how to do it. It went lickety-split when I followed the video instructions, but the key wasn’t right. It didn’t have the right action. I think somewhere along the way the little mechanism under the key itself broke. So I took a rarely-used key (for me anyway), the NUM LOCK key, and I swapped the mechanisms. Then I replaced both keys. Now if the NUM LOCK key isn’t springy and have the same action as the other keys, I won’t care. The ones I type on day in and day out work fine, and the number pad works fine too.

So, all’s well that ends well I suppose. Although for the amount of money I paid for this keyboard it shouldn’t be so fragile, frankly. I also discovered it’s a flaw with this model; a LOT of people contact the manufacturer about it. At least, they did as of 2012.

No need for that drastic a measure for me, though. I’m happy as a lark again. So onward. I was able to then sit down with my outline and bang out those 2K without any further keyboard issues. I do believe I’ll pick up the wireless version soon, though, because the wires are killin’ me in my tiny, cramped space.

After writing, I did some Internet searching for a woman wearing a sheath dress. I need some free stock for the cover of this thing, so I can put it on Amazon’s Kindle store. But I couldn’t find a single piece of FREE (that’s big!) stock. And even the pay stock I found isn’t really what I wanted. Besides, I sell so few of the stories, I’m not willing to start it out financially in a hole from which it will not likely dig itself out.

I gave up on that Sunday evening, and thought about writing again. But then I thought, you know what? I ought to quit while I’m ahead.

Next week, I need to get back into the learning videos. Back on your heads, as the old joke goes. But for this weekend, I just let myself go and do something I love doing.

Hope you had a good weekend too, and have a good Monday.

-jdt-

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5 thoughts on “And Around Comes Monday, Again

  1. I’m yet to do 2k a day, but I’m reaching pretty near 1k a day average now. 72000 words into my first ever novel :). Happy Monday!

    Well, good for you, Damyanti! Just think, at 1K/day you could write three 100K novels a year. :) Keep it up!

  2. Not to be a total dick, but I had a 4.5K day yesterday. 11 hours. Of course I didn’t turn on the TV on Super Bowl Sunday, so… there’s that.

    I didn’t watch the game either. But it didn’t take me anything like 11 hours to do my 2K. Good on you for pumpin’ ‘em out!

    When I’m in “the zone,” and have nothing else pressing me, I just stay there as long as I can and try to push that metaphorical baby out of my metaphorical cooter.

    Me too. Alas, there is ALWAYS something else now. Always.

    But then again, I’ve NOT written for so long, there was a bit of a back-pressure on my writer’s brain. Had to get all those ideas onto the page… So I can turn around and delete ‘em next week!

    Heh, yeah, the Editor isn’t ever far behind, is he? Have a good one, Shawn!

  3. Wow, that’s a lot of trouble to go to for a keyboard. You must truly love it!

    I do. I really do. And it was expensive, so it’s worth the time. But I’ll likely still get the wireless one. The video I saw had directions on repairing that one too! :)

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