Writing and musings by Dylan Reed
Getting My Shit Together
Jan 11, 2021
It is a lot harder than I want it to be.
One of the downfalls of ADHD is the lack of rewards for doing boring stuff. Most people get a little reward for crossing things off of a to do list. But not those of us with ADHD. There are no internal awards for Dylan, instead I have to rely on external awards that I provide.
All of the Quilts
Jan 5, 2021
One of the side effects of Sarah working at a yarn store that used to also carry quilting fabrics is that we have acquired a lot of quilting projects. Specifically we have four quilt projects in various states of progress. Another goal for the year is to get those quilts finished.
Biting off more than I can chew... probably
Jan 5, 2021
Hilariously I am about to do what I always do with a first project. I am going to go for it. Instead of doing a couple of smaller projects to learn the basics, I prefer to learn the basics while working on a bigger project. I feel like this is the best way to learn, with real stakes.
The year that was
Jan 4, 2021
2020 was a real piece of shit.
As easy as it is to focus on how awful the year was I am going to try and not do that. Here are awesome things that happened this year.
We bought a house. In the last quarter of 2019 we started building a house.
Jun 28, 2020
For the first time in my writing career I am actively trying to learn about writing. Prior to this I did a great job of reading a lot of summaries of writing teaching. I read lists and blog posts about writing, and wanted them to provide me with the road map to writing.
Jun 18, 2020
I have written many posts about how I am going to blog more, or write more, or whatever. But I haven’t been writing more and I am struggling to figure out how to write as much as I used to.
When I first started working in Long Term Care I wrote two novels (50k+ words), a serial (which I abandoned), and numerous other short stories.