I wish it were more exciting, but after four days of train travel and walking around Budapest in sleeting snow, it just isn’t going to be. But I am going to hit my “super secret didn’t bother to write it down because it was a random decision” year one blog goal of making 250 posts. (Of course, I made it only after I stopped posting every single day, because, well, I just didn’t have that much to say about writing after a while.)
I spent about fifteen hours on trains over the weekend. And I decided to free journal along the way, just writing down what I saw (bright confetti graffiti on the walls, a Brontosaurus on top of a building, etc.) and occasionally writing thoughts that grew out of that state (goodbyes are cusp moments, you can experience a moment or you can record it but you can’t do both, etc.). It was useful. I should do it more.
And I managed to also write the first draft of a short story I’ve been thinking about for a few months. (That is now kind of pushing for novel status. But I have those two novels I’m writing right now, and another one I’m supposed to do this year. Funny how before I started writing I thought the issue would be coming up with enough ideas to keep going. Now the issue is finding a way to turn them into something interesting to others.)
On the train I suddenly had this fear that I’ve been using the word “story” wrong. As in, two-storied building and that it should really be “storey,” but now that I’m on-line again it seems that’s British vs. American usage. (The problem with spending time out in the world. My word usage, spelling, vocabulary, etc. pulls from everywhere.)
I also came up with a new commonly confused word pairing: hoard vs. horde. Since it’s just one, I’ll update that post with it. (Hopefully I just linked to the most recent one…if not, you can find it from the main page.)
I have some new posts to share, but I want to put words around them. And, sadly, Hayibo is gone, so I can’t link to any new humor pieces by them, so you’ll just have to live with a random photo and my ramblings instead.