I seriously need to get my life together. Real quick.
I have spent the last two writing days in the dining room because my tiny office space gives me claustrophobia. However, any large space that I occupy for more than 5 hours is (somehow) completely filled with stuff and boxes of stuff and the space that I have to work in ends up resembling a tiny office. I'm considering buying the house next door, just to have a place for stuff.
Tonight, rather than writing, I decided to reread a book that I had started last year about writing and how to outline a story. I made this decision because, having finished what I had labeled 'Act 1', I found that Acts 2 and 3 are completely devoid of notes and guides, so I thought I'd go ahead and lay down an outline for the rest of the story and then fill it in. I completed a character worksheet for my protagonist and then researched DIY methods for removing calcium from water, because I live in Central Texas, which is on the Edward's Plateau and we have roughly 1 inch of soil before the limestone bedrock begins and the calcium in our water would clog a transmission pipeline in 3 days, much less a small fountain, and my cats desperately want a water fountain to drink from. I failed to find a satisfactory solution to the calcium problem aside from buying distilled water, which could get expensive in a fountain that is prone to evaporation. There is the tiniest possibility that I was distracted from my original goal. Somehow, I did not get the rest of my story outlined. I do have a groovy character worksheet filled in, though, and I'm relatively certain that there are no easy fixes to hard water.
Fire ants are a different story altogether. We are looking into diatomaceous earth.
Thank you for reading. Comments are welcome and encouraged. One might say they are demanded, but that would be going a bit too far.