Curses and Stuff

I think we all have a writing curse. Mine is writing under target. I don’t know why that is. I sometimes wonder if I would do better just writing without a specific target in mind. Perhaps if I aimed for more than the goal, I would hit it dead on? Anyway, it afflicted me last week and I’m hoping to overcome it this coming week.

What’s your writing curse? If you’re not a writer, is there something you do that often involves a similar challenge you regularly face?

At home, I am wondering how I have so much stuff! I remember moving in here a few years ago with very little. I pretty much had a bed and a TV. Maybe life is really about managing your stuff. There is likely a Goldilocks zone for it. Having the right stuff when you need it seems important. Having more than you need is just setting yourself up for more things to maintain when you could be spending your time on more enjoying activities. We’re not all Marie Kondo after all. I’m occasionally watching her TV show to see if I pick up any tips. It’s worth a try…

On the French front, I recently stumbled on an old journal entry from when I was taking Level 3 at the same place. In it, I talked about wanting it to be over and that I didn’t feel up to it anymore after my Aunt Estelle passed away. I’m in such a different place now. I feel like I’m taking it more seriously than in the past. I’m doing my homework and I’m doing extras like watching Call My Agent! and listening to bilingual radio. I even recently started remembering words I’ve already learned, but couldn’t previously like about. My teacher is so different this time too. He really gets us moving our mouths and practicing all the different sounds of the language. I think each word I learn or remember makes me feel more confident too.

Goals Update


  • Horror Script: 11/15-20 minutes*
  • Digi60 Script: 0/3 minutes*
  • The Page & The Magician: 71,035/80,000
  • Puppy Chow Script: Revision not started.
  • The Blood Waitress Club: 24,092/80,000
  • The Mockumentary Script: 10/120 minutes*

*Scripts are measured in time, not word count. Generally, 1 minute = 1 page.


  • Bathroom Door: 90%
  • Dishes: 30%
  • Laundry: 0%


  • Online: 2.5/30 hours
  • Class: 6/30 hours


  • EI: Application sent.
  • Job: 3 applications
  • Taxes: 0%


  • Iaido: 1/2
  • Walking: 1/7
  • HIIT: 0/3

Well that about does it for this post.


2 thoughts on “Curses and Stuff

  1. I think my writing curse is having trouble to finish novels… The cause is usually lack of time, and st some point, I just put the book on hold and need to get reacquainted every time I feel ready to start writing again… As this also takes time, it might turn into a vicious circle…
    However I’ve been more consistent these past few years, using tools to speed up the process and stay connected to the content.

    Anyway, good progress here (and that door is almost done, yeah!). Bravo!

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    • My door is so close. I need to trim the top of it because the instructions were inaccurate 😦

      I fall into that trap occasionally with my books, though they usually end up on hold because something else has a firm deadline.


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