Now that I'm no longer gaming on Facebook... my free time in the mornings has really opened up. There's not much else for me to do online. Maybe I'll try turning this free hour into writing time, work on short stories or something. I know other people's highly creative time comes in the morning, but for me it's late evening when my mind starts racing. I'm not a morning person in the least way--how propitious, then, that my job doesn't require me to come in until 10:00 AM. I love that so much.
So I went back to the MN Artists Web site and thought about uploading a story to my profile. Before I cancelled my Open Salon account, I went through and grabbed the most noteworthy (to me) articles I posted there, though they're not really usable in any other format. On the other hand, I wouldn't want to upload any short stories I intend to publish anywhere else, so I suppose these used articles can serve as writing samples.
Then again, tonight my writing group meets, and I don't have anything to submit. I skipped the last two weeks and missed out on the two weeks prior... I've met for two sessions. This time it's not the group that's failing me: I'm failing the group. I just haven't had any time to write, but now I'll see if I can do it in the morning. I really don't feel like it. This is my time to enjoy a coffee and see amusing stuff online, but I don't know of any new amusing stuff. I used to hang out with an online community that was constantly surfacing new sites and amazing stuff, but I couldn't hang out there without getting into fights so I had to leave. Now I don't have a source for new links, and I don't know how to seek these out myself.
So I may as well restructure this time and turn it into a writing period. I'm not doing anything useful with this first hour of the day, and gods know I'm not writing at any other point in the day (well, except these two blogs), so I've got to take whatever hour is afforded me and contrive to create in that time.
Update: Yesterday I came home to a mailing from Credo Mobile (formerly Working Assets) with an awesome deal. Free phones, low rates, Sprint's coverage network, and they will cover the fee for leaving a present phone contract (up to $200). This could not have come at a better time. I got a Katana LX for myself and a LG Rumor for Rebecca. And I got the hell rid of T-Mobile.