Not as good

Stayed up late the past couple of nights watching my husband game (Far Cry 4) and could barely keep my eyes open today. Good thing dinner plan was to take something out of the freezer and put it in the slow cooker all day! Only other thing on my agenda was getting the girl to Brownies tonight (and my car battery died there because why not). But while waiting for her meeting to get done, I really started rolling on the current scene, so I stayed up to finish it (after dinner, getting daughter to bed, etc.).

Words written today: 1,457
Words written 2017: 5,731
Books completed 2017: none yet
Reading done today: 1 chapter
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 1

(Edited because I forgot to include those first couple hundred words I did.)

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  1. I know it’s less than you wanted, but nice work taking advantage of the Brownie meeting :).

  2. 5K and the week isn’t over yet. Go, Erin!

    I also love writing during Scouts, and am looking forward to warmer weather when I can write in the car again without freezing off vital typing digits. For a while, it was like my car was *the place* that words happened. Bliss.

    • Thanks!

      They have a room inside where parents can hang out. With couches and everything! I’ve always been impressed by your dedication when you say that you’re writing in the car. It’s one of the few places I haven’t tried.

      • Just don’t try it behind the steering wheel. It feels silly, but getting out to write in the passenger seat makes a *huge* difference. πŸ™‚ Plus, absolutely no chance of Internet distractions!

  3. Seems rather boring watching someone play video games. Was there a trade off?:)

    • Okay, time to blow your mind. There are entire apps and sites devoted to nothing more than people playing games while other people watch them. Twitch, for example. And there are many popular YouTubers who post videos of their campaigns in Skyrim or Dark Souls or Far Cry or whatever else. There are even hundreds (if not thousands) of people who post popular videos of themselves playing Minecraft.

      Some of them even make decent money at it, hard as that may be to believe.

      Why do I do it? For me, it’s a way to consume story (and critique story — I have decided opinions on the ending of Far Cry 3, none of them flattering to that group of game writers) and spend time with my husband at the same time. We could do that while watching shows on Netflix, and sometimes we do but not very often any more — and he finds playing the games helps him set aside thoughts of work better than a lot of passive viewing. (He’s also a much better player than I am, although I did start learning how to use the Xbox controller last year finally.)

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