I know not to get into them. Really I do. But, tonight I was this close(imagine me holding my fingers really close together) to forgetting that. And maybe it wouldn’t have turned into one. But, I’m sure it could have. There’s one person who happens to be on a list I follow on Twitter who always seems to be ranting about something. It annoys me, but I usually just scroll past her tweets when I’m on tweetdeck. Not a big deal. One of the usual ranting points is names used in books, and how a lot of times they wouldn’t have been popular at the time the character was born. It’s something I don’t usually notice when I’m reading. I guess maybe if I saw two of my niece’s names in a novel, it might throw me just because they’re names I’ve never heard aside from them. But, otherwise, it’s not something I think much about. I will sometimes check the SSA’s popular baby name list, just to see where their name was when they were born(you know, if they were real). But, it doesn’t make my final decision for me. One reason for that could be because I have a cousin with a very different name. In fact, it’s never been in the top 1000 names. So, obviously not everyone names their kids from the list. I was so tempted to respond to this person. But, the way anxiety was rearing up just typing up my response, I realized it wasn’t even worth it. So, I cancelled my tweet to her before I ever even sent it. Just not worth it. Just glad I realized that before I was stupid about it. Like I said, not worth it. I try to keep things fairly light on my twitter and Facebook. And I plan on keeping it that way.
Yesterday, I worked up at the racetrack again. Didn’t see any fights this time(although we did hear there was one after we left). Wrote descriptions in my head of some of the people that came through. Today we went up to the city to get some groceries and some other things. We stopped at Barnes & Noble while we were there. My daughter got her first chapter book(still under 100 pages) with some of her birthday money. She’s actually laying in bed right now reading it. She also got a few books from a used book store yesterday. Some are at a 1st grade+ reading level, and she’s just about to go into Kindergarten. And she’s reading them all on her own. I’m impressed. And proud. I’m so glad I’ve been able to pass my love of reading down to her.
I got the next book in a series that I’m a bit behind on. This one actually came out in 2011. And I got Story Physics by Larry Brooks. So, I’ll be reading through that for the next while.
As I said on Wednesday, I’ve been pretty productive this week. Even since then.
- Healing the Heart: edit 14 more scenes(get through Chapter 17) – 38/14. Yeah. So, I actually finished going through this WiP. I need to clean it up, do a search for my crutch words, and all that. But, otherwise, this latest draft is done.
- The Choice: write 1250 words - 3457/1250. I surpassed this goal just on Thursday alone when I wrote 1297 words. I’m only about 3700 words into it so far, but I like it. Of course, I usually do at the beginning. I’ll be camping most of the next week, so I’ll be keeping this goal fairly low(for me).
- Chasing the Ghost(Connie’s Story): Connie’s back story – I had this finished on Monday. Didn’t start any of the others yet.
- Read: Picture Perfect(Alessandra Thomas) and Closed Hearts(Susan Kaye Quinn) – Done and Done. I also read One by Leighann Kopans, Chasing Memories by Tia Silverthorne Bach, and Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert. I just started Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb tonight.
- Knit: Soft Ribs Sweater – finish body – I’ve got most of the front finished. Have one more part of it to do then I can start working on the sleeves.
Goals for next week:
- The Choice: write 1250 words
- Slow Revenge: read over CP’s notes(once she gets them to me) and compile in scrivener
- Chasing the Ghost: Jason’s back story
- Read: Treachery in Death(J.D. Robb) & Beautiful Creatures(Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl)
- Read: Story Physics – Chapter 1-5
- Knit: Soft Ribs Sweater – Finish