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Okay, so there really is no time to blog but I do keep a list of things I might blog about and thought I would share that in lieu of an update. In no particular order here are 17 things I will probably blog about when I have the time to blog again.

 

  1. Some books like WRITING IN FLOW: Keys to Enhanced Creativity, by Susan K. Perry, Ph.D. and THE FOUR AGREEMENTS by don Miguel Ruiz and maybe even the ones I'm supposed to be writing.
  2. Paint samples and the color blue and why I hate tile.
  3. My office overhaul and my fear of change fighting with my need to be in control fighting with (I hope not) the decorator bringing designs for review on Wednesday.
  4. My dog who used to like people a little more than she does now.
  5. Going on the Native Garden tour 2 weeks ago and working on my garden design and why I can't have the swing I want in the backyard.
  6. My four day work week.
  7. Sleep (ain't it great?)
  8. Fear of being a poet (Fred and Liz - I am claiming it already, really!)
  9. Bosses and the lack of and its effect on my environment.
  10. How to lose a phone.
  11. Wikis (as in Wikipedia but in my case, pbwiki and wikispaces and more)
  12. Biscuits.
  13. Getting to meet Kerry Madden (okay, so I totally never blogged about meeting Libba Bray and Shannon Hale, nor did I share pictures but I am meeting Kerry tomorrow night and will hope to blog about it.)
  14. Scrabulous (My name is Susan and I'm addicted to Scrabulous)
  15. Letting go of worrying about your kids (ha - don't expect this to be a how to)
  16. Journals and notebooks and pens and other office supply obsessions
  17. Rituals for writing


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annemariepace
April 28th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
My name is Susan and I'm addicted to Scrabulous
You're one of the people I referred to yesterday.

I'm glad I can enable you.
susanwrites
April 29th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
Re: My name is Susan and I'm addicted to Scrabulous
Just keep it coming, please. I get cranky without my Scrabulous games. :-)
mirtlemist
April 28th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to all those things, especially numbers 2,3,9 and 17 :)
susanwrites
April 29th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! At least I can cross #10 off the list since I found the phone!
hipwritermama
April 28th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
I'd love to hear about your rituals for writing, your paint samples, your office overhaul....

It'll be so worth it in the end.
susanwrites
April 29th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you. The rituals was going to be a short post and then I did some research and one thing led to another...well you know how that goes. :-)

akamarykate
April 28th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
I really liked Writing In Flow, but then my background's in educational psychology and creativity. I actually met Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who developed the concept of flow, when he came to speak at my university back in the 90s--he was such a powerful speaker and quite a gentleman, too. I'll be really interested to know what you think about it--along with anything else you wish to blog about!
susanwrites
April 29th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! I had no idea that was your background. And you got to met Mihaly! I bought his book first, ages ago, before I was ready for it. I read it but didn't get it, you know what I mean? The I bought Writing In Flow , started to read it and had to put it aside because I don't think I was ready to absorb the words. This time though, so many things connected for me.
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