Bouncing Off the Walls of My Mind

Driving home today, my mind could not seem to settle on any topic.  My brain bounced from topic to topic.  Here is a little preview:
            What to pack for going to Vicki’s – how many days should I pack for?
            Story idea
            Blog idea
            Web site idea
            Crochet idea
            Story idea
            Pick up prescription
            Crochet project
            Problems with the van
            Different vehicle?
            Coupons to the girls
            Crochet to pack for trip
            Story idea
I only have a 25 minute drive but my mind just bounced all over the place.  The key here is to remember all the stuff I was thinking about during my drive and make sure I can take these fragments of thoughts and develop them or create a to do list from them. 
This rambling in my brain is often what happens when I can’t sleep but that is solvable by just getting up and writing a to do list or writing down the story idea.  Generally that is what keeps me awake – the story idea.
Once I’m home it is a matter of what I will work on first.  Today – blog idea… next probably crochet idea or project but you just never know where my odd mind will go and what trouble it will get me into next.  I’ve always said my mind is a scary place to be.

New Web Site

It’s official!  For one of my classes I created a website to show a balance of graphics and text.  I’ve decided to put my work to good use and keep the site going.  Therefore, I’ve got an official author’s web page now. 
Oddly I’ve been resistant to having a web site.  I felt like I didn’t have enough credit as an author to have one I guess.  Then for this project I discovered that I do have enough and it is a good way to build a following – I hope.  Here is the link for my new site:  
I’ll keep it updated with what is being published and what I’m working on writing wise.  Right now I don’t have a writing blog per se so I’ve linked it to this blog.  I don’t want to take on too much.  I want to be committed to keeping things up.  Please go visit my site and let me know what you think. 


Tomorrow I start five days off.  I have things scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday.  Some of them are the normal errands of the weekend but some aren’t.  I’m hoping to visit my sister since she came down to protest… I’m also going with my daughter to get a massage.  That will probably be my favorite for the weekend.

Aside from that I’m going to tackle some of my writing things.  I’m going to attempt to be less obsessed about the politics going on (yeah right) and hope that I’ll be able to dive back into writing as I’ve not done much lately.

I’m laughing at myself because I know that I just submitted three essays to Chicken Soup for the Soul.  All three were from a bit of a different perspective so I don’t know if anything will happen with them. 

I’m debating a web site.  I’d like to post some of my work either here or on my own web site.  The problem is I want to make sure they are somewhat secure.  Some of the stuff has not been published so I’d like to protect it.  I have figured out how to do that somewhat but I can’t figure out how to post it here.  So I’m trying to decide whether I want the responsibility of a web site.  What do you all think?  Let me know…

I hate web sites that get stagnant but a web site would be great to point publishers to so they can see my work.  Do I have time for this project?  I don’t know for certain but I think I could make time for it.  There are a lot of things that go in to it.  I don’t want to have to pay for a site because of the money situation right now.  The company I get my Internet through offers space for a web page but I’m not sure I’m sticking with them so then what happens to my page… there are just so many questions… I need input… PLEASE