It’s Sunday late-morning. I’m on the bed surrounded by cats, and listening to Tim Clare’s “Couch to 80k Bootcamp.” It’s so dang good (so far).
Just as a random exercise I thought I’d note down all the browsing “stuff” that goes on when you read your emails, open links, think of other things, open those, save them for later, wonder when you’ll ever go back to them, etc.
i.e. data overwhelm.
I noted it in Tot, which seriously must be the world’s strangest app. It takes notes! But only eight at once! (Wait, it’s only seven! How arbitrary!) And yet it’s tantalising to use for some reason. I’m balking at paying $35 for the iPhone version, though the shiny-magpie part of my brain really wants it.
It looks kind of like this:
Anyway, it’s been really good and interesting to write this stuff down.
For the curious:
log while I try and think of where all this should live
These cat rambo classes look good:
to space opera and beyond by ann leckie
and these classes from the National Centre for Writing (UK)
Some good links from them:
looking at sock yarn, I do love blue moon fiber arts.
mediumwweight socks that rock and also heavyweight. I love all these colours
looking at getting one of these chairs. Gina’s husband Dan is part of the company that makes them and can get me a discount. Also they’re going to drop one round for us to try out.
I have this book… have I read it? Mirrorshades.
computer set up
Tim Clare links
listening to Teens of Denial, by Car Seat Headrest
Nectarine, halloumi and rocket salad recipe
The grumpy wizard blog says:
’ll leave you with a quick recommendation for the new Dungeon Weed double album The Eye of the Icosahedron. It’s a doom/sludge metal concept album with 16 songs inspired by sword and sorcery, old school fantasy role-playing with a lot of psychedelic influences. It has some great riffs, lots of heavy distortion and fuzz. Something different from the first album was the addition of trippy synthesizer melodies and background sounds that enhance the psychedelic character of the music. It’s available on Bandcamp.
Tim Clare talks about sending your writing “for a dirty weekend” on his couch to 80k podcast. He also says:
read like it’s your job
what can I nick? Read what’s close to what you’re writing.
ask “what’s done well? and how can I do it well?”
spend time looking for books to help your book be better (research). about getting match fit for your writing. You won’t hold it in your head forever, write the bits before you lose the info from your mind.
yoga for writers is really, really good.
Paul Graham’s essays too.