The one goal I set that I've met daily is spending 30 or more minutes a day daydreaming my FOS story world with notebook and pencil at hand. This has borne a lot of fruit already.
So what do these pics of crocheted granny squares have to do with fiction--either writing or reading?
Well as I've related here before, I do a lot of my story daydreaming while plying hooks or needles on fiber art projects. One of the reasons I was able to keep up this particular daily goal was because I have several crochet projects for gifts that are on tight deadlines so I've been crocheting many hours per day.
Now some of that I must admit I do while watching videos--news pods, streaming TV or movies, Youtube... but in honor of my ROW80 commitment I sat with silence and no extra visual distraction for a minimum of 30 minutes which almost always turned into more than an hour.
Not only did I come up with new ideas but old ones that I had not thought about for a long time came to mind. Some of these had never been written down so had essentially been lost until they returned while I had pencil and pager handy. There was something about thinking while crocheting that seemed to stimulate my memory as well as my muse.
I wonder how and in what way the muse and memory are related.
It is for a gift that has to be ready before10am Saturday which is about when my sister is leaving town for the day. One event of her day will be a baby shower for the daughter of one of my sister's closest friends who I used to babysit many moons ago.
Yes the kids I used to babysit are becoming grandparents!! Wasn't it bad enough when the started becoming parents?
Not only that but my Faye character was old enough to be my grandmother when I first conceived her an put the first words of the first story she appeared in on paper. Now I am older than she was in the first scene. *sigh*
At any rate I decided I wanted to make something for the baby. But what could I make in less than 36 hours.
You tell me. What am I making with six granny squares, a cat's toy ball and an old lady's support hose knee-high?
I'll post the answer along with the pics of the finished product tomorrow or Sunday.