Slow Progress

I feel like everything’s moving at a snail’s pace these days, but at least it is moving. Slow progress is better than no progress. For some projects, we may even see the light at the end of the tunnel soon.

  • My car has been in limbo for months, but we have finally, officially made a decision. Our mechanic has agreed to fix the car at a price that we’re willing to pay, and this morning we told him to go ahead with the repairs. There’s still the chance that the transmission will go bad in the near future, but everything in life is a crapshoot. A replacement car would not come with many guarantees either. It would, however, come with a hefty price tag. So we’re fixing my car, and then we’re going to give it a thorough washing and pretend that it’s new. I realize that I’m in a minority for trying to keep a car that’s over 13 years old, but it’s a good minority 🙂
  • My husband and I are in the process of painting our bedroom. It’s long overdue. We’d already be done if we could just find exactly the right shade of color. But we’ve chosen gray, and gray is tricky. The right gray would be sophisticated and restful, and it would make certain accent colors glow. The wrong gray would be gloomy, and we’d feel like we were living in an institution or an underground bunker. We’ve got several paint samples displayed on the wall, and we don’t like any of them. They’re all too blue, or too dark, or too light. We’ll find the right color eventually. In the meantime, we keep looking, and that’s progress of a sort.
  • I haven’t been writing lately. I feel terrible about that. But I have been working on my novel. Really, I have! My husband gave me a new program to use. It’s called Scrivener. I think it will help. I’ve imported most of my text files into it, not just for my novel, but for all of my half-finished projects. I don’t expect this program to fix all of my problems, but it certainly does alleviate some of them. And, once I’ve written all the scenes for my novel and decided on an order for them, this program can put them into book form instantaneously. I could go from long-term procrastinator to published e-book author in the blink of an eye. For now, let it be enough that I finished my outline and have a blueprint for moving forward.
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One Response to Slow Progress

  1. sprite says:

    Good luck with your grays!

    And congratulations on getting your outline done and updated into Scrivener. I’ve heard good things from others who use the program.

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