Day 75 the one where basketball dominated the day

2018: Day 75 the one where basketball dominated the day
Word count 164,214 + 800 or 165,014 of 1,000,000

Dear Reader,

Today should be a big day in this whole writing journey this year. Day 75 has to have some special significance. Certainly it is possible that today is just another day and things are going along as they would regardless of what might be happening in the world of my writing strategies. Each moment is followed by the next. Every day is followed by another one. Processions of time marking events are pretty consistent. That is one of those things you can pretty much accept. Last night the weather in Denver was less than ideal for flying. Clouds were super low and visibility was questionable. It was one of those flights where the turbulence at the end was worse than the beginning. Sure the flight had Thor: Ragnarok during the inflight entertainment, but that only partially makes up for a wild landing. You may have noticed that watching the movie captivated my attention during the flight. My writing productivity was questionable for a two hour flight. Things should have gone much better in terms of writing output. Sometimes the words simply do not flow. Sure watching a movie is maybe just as bad as listening to an audiobook and trying to write at a fast pace.

Right now I’m listening to a playlist that features the top 50 most played rock songs. That type of listening does not really impact my ability to write. Music has never really slowed me down the way a good audiobook apparently does. That is one of those things that seems to be very consistent. Early on my trip I had thought about buying another audiobook. Sure that keeps seeming like a good idea. I’m on song 9 of 50 and things are going ok so far tonight. Earlier tonight I had to take an allergy pill. All the rain must have released something in the air that was making my eyes itchy. Solving that problem was worth grabbing an allergy pill and a glass of water. This whole writing endeavor tonight might be a little bit easier if I committed to a topic or maybe to writing a short story of some type.

Right now at this moment I’m making a choice to keep hitting the keys and working toward something. For some reason at the moment that something does not surpass some basic stream of consciousness writing. Sure it might be time to write a few lines of epic poetry about the process of charging my Fitbit Ionic watch. That happened earlier today. Somebody from a survey company just called my cell phone. For a long time every time a survey company called I did the survey. This time around I just hung up on the caller. I’m pretty sure that was rude of me to just hang up on a caller, but it is 20:00 hours and we are in bedtime routine mode. Oddly enough I was under the impression that my cell phone was not really a target for robotic calling. No real method exists to get on a universal do not call list. I checked on the website, “Thank you for registering your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry. You successfully registered your phone number… on August 13, 2005.” That registration does not appear to be helping me avoid SPAM phone calls.

Of all the things I could spend my time doing answering spam email and calls is not really on my list of things to do with my limited time. That however does not stop the calls. Sure the DNC registry was designed to help. Maybe figuring out rock solid good uses of my time is something that I should focus in on doing. Figuring out what topics to write about about and just how much time should be devoted to each topic is a very important part of the process. It is a good part of the process and something that probably deserves more time and attention. Spending a little more time plotting out my writing journey might help speed things up. I have tried to sketch out these daily writing sessions. Some of that has involved making lists of future topics. None of that really seemed to help. Things pretty much happen in the moment. Writing happens at the moment of the spark. Words materialize at the intersection of passion and motivation. Sure you thought I was going to write at the intersection of technology and modernity, but that combination of words would not make sense within the context of that argument. Oh they make sense in a ton of other contexts, but not that one.

Dr. Nels Lindahl
Broomfield, Colorado
Written on my Storm Stryker PC and or my ASUS C101P using Google Docs

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