Being in such pain last night and deciding to write my blog quickly on my phone, I forgot that I had pictures of the first (real) snowfall we’ve had this month.
Here’s my broccoli getting covered in the snow:
This picture at the top is more of the snowfall.
Half an hour later, the snow and the storm was gone and it was sunny with a beautiful blue sky. That’s Idaho weather for you.
I also finished reading Art Matters by Neil Gaiman earlier in the day (yesterday). A really fantastic book. There’s a part of me that wants to buy another copy so I can rip it apart and post the cartoons throughout the house as reminders to stay creative. Instead, for now, I think I’ll re-read the book.
Today I have moved on to reading several other books. I like reading one fiction book at a time, but I generally have four or five non-fiction books going at once. The bad thing is that I cycle away from them. That’s what I did with Art Matters. I’d started it, then put it aside and forgot about it. I have a copyright book that I need to get back to as well. Since I’ve been thinking about new habits lately, figuring out how to stay on track with my non-fiction reading would be beneficial. In “re-discovering” Art Matters, I realized that I need to maintain my reading of non-fiction throughout the year. I obviously go through this cycle. Dean Wesley Smith calls the time from April to August “The Time of Great Forgetting” where writers stop writing and forget their goals for a short time, then they come out of it in August and either try to get back on track or decide to start again with their goals after the new year. I used to think that this didn’t happen to me. This year I’ve see it. Granted, there have been other factors in my Time of Great Forgetting, but it feels awfully familiar. And part of that is the way that I slow down my reading. I don’t have an answer yet, but I do know part of it will have to do with habits.
Time to get back on track.