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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Confessions of a TV Junky

I have to admit I watch Hawaii Five-O. And sure, there’s a certain amount of eye-candy of the male persuasion there that makes me happy. Even the bad guys are hot. But the real reason? In High Def, the panoramic shots of Hawaii are stunning. It looks warm. The water is lovely. The green is so beautiful. So basically, I’m all a’drool over the scenery. I have never been there, but I so want to go one day. I know, as confessions go, not very juicy, but I’m in Montana. It’s winter. I think it’s about 10 degrees right now. So wishful watching is what I do.

In other news, I have completed all on my to-do list for the day. I decided I would start creating a weekly to-do list that made me break tasks up over the week and allow me to get things done. I hope. It worked for today. Now to see if I can get it done tomorrow. The key is not to make the list too heavy. Just three or four specific tasks that I can accomplish after work, and writing is definitely scheduled for specific time. I might do more, but at least I will definitely schedule that time. But some of the other things include chores and getting specific projects done.

Also, I’ve got a new post up on Magical Words talking about Writer’s Guilt. It’s what’s given rise to my task list.

6 comments to “Confessions of a TV Junky”

  1. Adrianne
     · January 23rd, 2013 at 7:31 pm · Link

    I hope you can sell your house soon.

    I use OmniFocus to help me organize. It works on both my work computer and my iPhone, and I always have it with me, which means I can add stuff anywhere any time. When I need to work, I look over the list, choose out the most important 3 items, and do them. When I finish them, I write because that’s my time for me. If there’s time left, I chose three more items to work on.

    • Di Francis
       · January 24th, 2013 at 6:45 pm · Link

      Oh thanks. That sounds like a cool program. I’m going to have to check it out. One way or another I’m going to find a system that will work for me.

  2. ken schrader
     · January 23rd, 2013 at 7:34 pm · Link

    Great post Diana (both here and on MW). Glad you found something that works for you. Sometimes that’s most of the battle right there.

    • Di Francis
       · January 24th, 2013 at 6:40 pm · Link

      I’m not yet sure it works. But at least trying. The real question is what happens when a spanner gets in the works. Because then I have to figure out how to sort that out.

  3. Roseaponi
     · January 24th, 2013 at 6:54 am · Link

    Off-topic: I just posted a review for Bitter Night on iBooks – not sure when that’ll be up. The jacket copy doesn’t do it justice 🙂

    I have an itch to draw a certain scene, but it’s near the end so I’m not sure how spoiler-y it would be. Would you want me to check with you before I post it on my blog?

    • Di Francis
       · January 24th, 2013 at 6:37 pm · Link

      Not at all. And I can’t wait to see it! Eeeek!