I could think of three definitions for COLLECT:
- To collect as in to gather, pick up, or sort.
This, the final week in the month and the quarter, I am collecting my thoughts to move forward. I am collecting ideas and memories. I’m planning a brand new novel in OCTOBER and writing it in NOVEMBER. It’s the best and worst time of the year. The best creatively, the worst emotionally. I’m both picking flowers and packing for survival.
- To collect as in to own and add to a collection.
This year I am not adding to my collection of stationery (fortunately or unfortunately I can’t afford it), so I will be collecting all the unused spaces and tools and crafting new ones. I’m also adding to my collection of novels. The collection of stories in my head and those I have translated to paper.
- To collect as in to claim a debt.
I think I’m due a fair amount of credit for making it through the year thus far and thriving at that. I want not the credit but the kudos and not from you but from me (though I’ll take yours too). I don’t mean to suggest the year hasn’t been hard and all is right with the world. I just think I’m doing pretty good under the circumstances.
Stay tuned for PLANNING, PLOTTING, DRAFTING, and OUTLINING guides through PREPTOBER.
I’m really looking forward to sharing my ideas and progress here.
Thanks for giving me a reason to keep blogging.