Sometimes you don't know you need something till you get it.
Writing is a solitary process. You scribble in the middle of the night, you daydream figuring out all the plot points and character development, you draw your characters, you edit... all of that alone.
And then you get stuck. And you try to find solutions to your plot problems but nothing seems to work. Or you lose inspiration and get distracted with non-writing things. Sure, reading interviews with writers or articles on writing is inspiring, it feels good and I often get ideas! But... I rarely do any actual writing afterwards... ^^'
Whenever I have guests from Moscow I ask them, if possible, to bring some of my old books. Last time I counted my books – which was a year or two before I moved to Finland – I had ~260 books. I bought a few more after that, just a couple... Right now I managed to move about 100 of my old books, so we're far from done yet. ^^;
This happy fan of photography finally saved enough money to buy a new friend! I've never used a DSLR camera before, so it's quite a change for me. (My old camera is a simple point-and-shoot buddy.) The other day I, my husband and our dear Nikon D3200 went for a walk to test the camera in the wild. Note: we didn't know the settings very well yet, so these are probably far from the best shots that could have been done with the camera on that day. ^^ Anyway, let's see what we captured!
In winter, I promised Penny, my plush penguin, that I'd take her for a walk, and we'd make a snowman together. But... I kept sleeping late, and weather wasn't perfect, and I'm a master of excuses, so... The snowman didn't happen.