Things I’ve learned today:
The grass IS always greener over the septic tank. Well, in our case, the earth is warmer over the septic tank, which remains the only place in the yard without snow.
Even though March has arrived, check the wind-chill before attempting an early walk by the ocean.
Writing for a real deadline (another blog) ends up being harder then writing on a self-imposed deadline (your own blog).
It’s safe to save written work to both internal and external drives. When doing so though, make sure to save the newest version to both locations, thereby eliminating the potential of spending two hours editing the wrong document. (Wait a minute...I deleted that phrase yesterday...)
If you don’t follow the suggestion above, be aware that massive confusion may ensue, as you click back and forth between the new version and the now-edited-previous-version in an attempt to retain the best writing from both.
In the worst case, you may end up discarding the now-newest, super-revised version you need, and saving the one you don’t.
If so, cursing will not help.
I’m just sayin'
A unique opportunity to combine writing expertise with the skills gained during a previous career through what could (if ALL the stars align) become a regular freelance gig; is an acceptable cause for excitement. But trust me; no matter how well your resume matches the specifications, the phone won't ring five minutes after you click send.
Well, it might, but it will be a telemarketer.
It’s not very good for you, but sometimes a baloney sandwich (with mayo, lettuce and sprouts) is the perfect remedy to a challenging morning.
What kind of writing (or other) challenges have you faced today? How did you surmount them?