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Anything exciting, this week?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Dunteachin, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I'm bored. I need some excitement.The grey skies are affecting my mood.
    I got all excited about writing a book, then I decided that I'd start with a short story, instead, and now I can't even be bothered to do that. I bought the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2016 which is a treasure trove of all things to do with writing, and discovered the 7 golden rules of creating a plot. Common sense, really.
    Anyway, I read this morning that there's very little money to be made from being a published author - about 24p per book - unless you're one of the really famous ones. So, I should just write for pleasure. Except, I can't get motivated.

    Are you doing anything exciting, this week?
  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  3. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Don't overdo it, rac.
  4. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I have good blood pressure to look after.
  5. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Well, I'm pretty excited. Took a painting through to London for submission to a big exhibition, and today I found I'd been selected. Glad it wasn't a wasted journey - although the trip was fun in its own right (so it wouldn't have been wasted in that sense.)
  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Congratulations, m'dear.
    coffeekid likes this.
  7. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    I bought a new car!!
    Noja, foxtail3 and coffeekid like this.
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Wow! Do we get a glimpse?
    coffeekid likes this.
  9. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Wow, coffeekid! That IS exciting. Well done! So, that's the big package you were struggling with on the Tube.
    cissy3 and coffeekid like this.
  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    My new kitchen is going in as I write. Third week.

    Weeks 1 and 2. Knock down walls etc.

    Week 2. Rip out old kitchen.

    Week 3. Put in new kitchen.

    I may soon be able to free up my living room for.....living. Rather than a microwave, cutlery, crockery, dog bowls etc.
    Lara mfl 05, foxtail3 and coffeekid like this.
  11. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    New kitchen. That is definitely exciting. We could do with a new kitchen.
    GLsghost likes this.
  12. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    That's exciting, too, lapin!

    I'm feeling more cheerful, now.
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    From here on TNT will be knocking at the door for collections.
    coffeekid likes this.
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    And breathe.
  15. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Ooh, I'm right glad I started this thread.
    Sillow and Dragonlady30 like this.
  16. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I've started househunting properly today. I didn't know how much I've got to spend until yesterday. I'm quite excited :)
  17. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Nope. Sheer boredom as far as the eye can see. Spent today (my "day off") running errands for other people and cleaning the house. Usually this puts me in the mood for doing something reckless but I can't even be ars-ed for that.
    Wish the ground would dry out so I could get out in the garden.
  18. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Highlights of my day:
    Got up, er...
  19. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    No, too cold for much rather than a walk to get out of the house now and again. Early meeting tomorrow, so car windscreen scraping for me.
  20. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    I've to take Mother-in-law to the doctors for 10am and so I've just covered the car to avoid having to scrape it in the morning.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.

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