As many of you know, I was supposed to go off and write my novel. I announced I was leaving, I emailed TubaDiva and asked her to revoke my posting privileges so I wouldn’t be tempted to post when I should be writing. My plan was to take my tax return check and buy a PC so I could write everynight when I got home from work.
Then I got my check (well, direct-deposited into my account, but you know what I mean). I decided to do the responsible thing, I’ll pay off some bills and get caught up on some things, then I’ll buy a PC.
You know, I was deeper in debt than I thought.
In no time at all my $1500 return was whittled down to $600, not enough for the PC I wanted. Then I bought some new shoes. And a new leather jacket. And I don’t know how much of it I just spent just because I had cash on me (I’m horrible when it comes to impulse buying).
So I have no home PC (still) and when I went out and bought ribbon and paper for my old electric typewriter (I was determined to write this book one way or the other) I found out the hard way that my typewriter doesn’t work.
So I’m back posting because I’m not about to try to write a novel in longhand (I type faster than I write anyway). I promise when I take off to write my novel again (I’ve got 16 hours of overtime coming up this month and plan to use that money to get the PC I want) I will just slip quietly away. No fanfare, no “I’m leaving again” thread, no nothing, I’ll just quietly slink away as many of you wish I would do anyway.
So now that I’m back, what did I miss over the past two weeks, if anything?