Jennifer's Journal


Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Rant, Etc.

Sometimes the Internet is so frustrating.  I wanted to access information on a particular site a couple of days ago, but the link to the area I needed didn't work, and neither did an email plea to have the info faxed to me.  This morning, I realized I might be able to get the same thing from a different angle, via another site.  Unfortunately, I couldn't remember my log-in and password for that one.  I searched high, I searched low, but it wasn't to be found--I'd very carefully refrained from leaving this sensitive information in any of the obvious places.  Finally, after a couple of hours of doing other things while wracking my brain, I recalled where I'd hidden the info and located the correct bits.  I then logged back on and went to the back-up web site.  Guess what?  The page on *this* site that was supposed to come up so the password information could be entered wouldn't open.  So uncooperative sometimes, these electronic marvels!  It's almost enough to make a person swear to do without them.  Or just plain swear, anyway.
I've been polishing the proposal for Masters at Arms book #4, working title, GUARDED HEART.  I keep coming up with new ideas, new character motivations and insights to add to it.  Which is a good thing, of course, but makes it hard to find a stopping place.  If this keeps up, I'll have written the book as a proposal!  At the same time, I've been flooded with ideas for other things, among them another contemporary Louisiana Gentleman tale, a cookbook, and a futuristic tale about a matriarchal society that's been in the back of my mind for ages.  Funny, how some periods are super creative, while others---well, others aren't.  Some people think best under stress, or so they say.  Others have to be relaxed or it doesn't work.  I've tried both, and it seems that I think faster and more logically under pressure, but range wider and deeper when there is none.  Guess that means I should write without a deadline.  Or does it?  Hmm.


Blogger sue said...

Yep Jennifer some times we all think better under stress however I'm not one of them
You keep writting as great no matter what works for you I love your books

6:55 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Blake said...

Thanks so much, Sue. I appreciate the affirmation.

10:47 AM  

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