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U Got it Bad

(This post was originally made on Pluspora, here)

I’ve started putting together a “nostalgia” playlist. Songs that for some reason resonate with me on a nostalgic level. It’s going to be an ever-growing list for me. Been wanting to put together a list of songs that remind me of other times. This will be that.

And how about an amusing story behind User’s U Got it Bad song and why it made the list? There was a girl in the 90s. I don’t recall how young we were… maybe 14. But we met, and though we were from different states, we continued to grow that relationship via phone. That was before people complained about making phone calls. When calling someone and talking for hours was amazing, not annoying. She was in Texas, I was in Missouri. Which meant my parents had to keep an eye on me, or we’d kill it with the long distance bill. I think it was after my dad had come in and said I needed to get off, and we were desperately trying to say goodbye that I accidentally hung up or somethin…

Using Google Keep during my writing process

I've been meaning to write
about this for some time, but just haven't made time for it. And since I've been
going through some manic and seasonal depressive episodes, making it hard to
stay focused and do ANYTHING of relevance, I figure I might as well just hyper
focus and do some writing. Why the hell not?

This latest novel I'm working on, I tried several new things
to help me press through it all the way to the end. It's taken me years to try
and figure out how to organize and structure myself to write a novel, and I'm
not sure I've ever been better equipped than now for the job. One of my tools,
which was a first, was using Google Keep during the writing process. I want to
talk a bit about how I used it.

(If you don't use Google Keep, or don't want to, or are weening off Google apps -- I respect that. I will explain the method Keep uses, how I used it, and point you to some similar apps with same feature set.)

I started with Keep.

I started at the beginning u…

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