One which saw me tied to the computer working on a major school assigment (a really cool one, so no complaints) or at the library, working.
No real time this week for the ms. Somehow I HAVE to find a way to work in more time for it. It's getting quite frustrating. But I know I can't expect to perfect a system only six weeks into school, so I'm trying not to get too stressed about it.
My assignment required me to make an inventory of all the "records" I know of, relating to me and my life and recording their location. It was quite a task, given that I have a family archive as well as a personal one. And I'm rather a pack rat, so my personal one is quite extensive. But it's also incredibly valuable exercise to undertake.
And I just realized that in many ways it's helpful to my writing, in that by putting down in black and white a record of my life, I can apply a similar technique when getting to know my characters. IOW, create a fictional life record for them.
It's so cool when my two worlds inform each other :)
How about you - are you a pack rat? Or do you travel light? (so to speak)
Currently Reading: The Glass of Time by Michael Cox
Link of the Day: Heritage Preservation Starter Kit from GlobalGenealogy.com