Friday, January 27, 2012

Random Thoughts

Friday afternoon is apparently not the time to try to focus on any one thing for long. My mind has been flitting around today like an indecisive butterfly in a flower garden. (And coming up with bad similes, it seems.) So far the topics have been:

Sustainable Farming - I watched FRESH today. It's a 70 minute documentary about farming practices and the differences in industrial farming versus organic farming. There was a lot of information in the video, and it made me think twice about what I buy at the grocery and what I put on my plate. It also gave me some ideas for possible futuristic/SF situations to build stories out of. Double bonus!

New Year Celebrations - A close friend I haven't seen in a few weeks is coming to visit today, and we're going to do our new year's celebration today. It seems fitting that we waited until after the year of the dragon began (even if it was unintentional) because we're both dragons. Maybe I need to polish up that dragon PB I wrote last year - this is the year for it.

Story Stall - I have a couple of short stories I've been working on, and a novel I need to be working on and they're all at a standstill. I've been letting myself get distracted by random things, but my mind keeps coming back to these stories and what I need to do to fix them.
One story wants to be in verse, one wants more plot, and the novel wants research. I may have to resort to going somewhere without wifi to keep myself from getting distracted. Reading about writing is not actually writing.

What's on your mind? Is your Friday more focused than mine?

NB: To watch the FRESH movie for free at the link provided, I think you have to sign up for their newsletter.