...where nothing gets done that I planned to do. ARGHHH!!! Why, oh why, when the Lord created the earth couldn't He have made days have more than 24 hours. Better yet, why did He create man with a need for sleep?
I've started typing 'THE DIARY' and am finding that my goal of one page a day is not so good. I know, I know, I had originally said 20 minutes a day, but that's just plain frustrating. I thought changing my so-called goal to typing one page would be do-able, which it was whilst I was typing from already typed pages! Now I'm on to transcribing from the original diary, which is huge and cumbersome and hard to read too. Sigh. I am refusing to cut back though, because I have a goal and want to get it published so that it's no longer hanging over my head as a huge 'to-do' project.
Another question (while I'm pondering life and its problems)...why does society expect us to have clean houses anyway? Better yet, why can't I win the lottery so I can afford to have someone clean for me? Oh, and while I'm at it, why not throw a cook in too? And a chauffeur so that I don't have to waste time doing mundane things like grocery shop and run errands? Someone to bring me coffee and bonbons while I spend my entire time creating?
Oh to live in a perfect world!
you may want to go into a computer place and talk to them about voice recognition software -- this allows you, with a good microphone, to actually read/talk to your computer and have it type the words for you... The software takes some training to understand your voice pattern (usually reading about 3 chapters of an enclosed booklet) but can be a real boon after its trained... Chain stores (like future shop or Best buy would have the software programs and be able to tell you about them, though a local computer shop that needed to cater to its customers more than national chain stores do might be more able to explain the ins and outs of the software...) Like any other software once purchased it comes with installation instructions and manuals to assit you in getting the most from it... Not sure what such software is currently going for, but, depending on your typing speed, it can make a world of difference :-)ReplyDelete
I don't understand why you're complaining...you are the one who elected to undertake this task. Nobody standing behind you with a whip...so shush...just be patient and keep on trucking or tapping away..it will get done eventually even if it takes 10 years to do! Treat it like something you have to do like combing your hair for example and that is done daily without much thought. It might be better to set a time for working rather than a page. Courage mon ami!ReplyDelete
and then you can employ someone to haul your 400 kilogram bon bon laden caffeine addicted body around the house...ReplyDelete
Work on your little book will be fun!! but I agree about the housework thing. You should do what I do... When the dust gets so thick that an ashtray dropped on it bounces back..roll it up and use it for quilt bats or stuffing. Once a week call in a local construction company with a bobcat. Push all litter etc out the sliding glass doors onto the deck. What is light and fluffy will blow away in the wind. What is edible the birds and squirrels will carry away and whatever is left just sweep down through the cracks of the deck. Very simple and I have found it works for me! Need any help I will be glad to supervise from your craft room below stairs! Enjoy your translations.ReplyDelete