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How Should I Use My Time For The Next 3 Weeks
I would be grateful for your advice. I do contract work as a locum solicitor and I will be off work for the next 3 weeks leading up to Christmas. I was wondering how I should best use that time off. Should I familiarize myself with the latest AI developments as this seems to be the biggest business development for a generation, should I practice my creative writing (an interest that I am hoping to make money with) or should I learn to touch type by practising for 6-8 hours each day. I would be grateful for your thoughts.
Empowerer, as I don't remember seeing any questions or answers from you in the past, I decided to read your previous posts and I noticed that although you are kind enough to give best answer to some, you don't actually come back after asking your questions to either thank someone or tell us what you have decided to do.
I don't know if that is because you don't know how to do that, or if it is for some other reason, so on this occasion, I have decided not to answer your question.
If you comment on this, I will reconsider.
Well, I write and I find the secretarial course that I did in the late 1960's invaluable regarding the touch-typing. I struggle with computers because I tend to treat them like old Imperial typewriters and bash the keys down - then it jumps etc.... So, yes, typing is useful.
There's a caveat - you cannot really improve creative writing by just doing it every so often, you need to be writing most days, even if it is just a little. Grab the first stimulus to hand - I've just looked up and seen a Victorian ornamental piece of china, for instance - and time yourself to write something about it, say 10 mins. It's gymnastics for the creative impulse. Then set about what you think you want to write. Keep all the bits you scribble, by the way - you'll be amazed and something may leap to your attention and start you on another piece.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for asking Hazlinny. I've conjured up a setting and some characters. They are now mulling around in my brain whilst another children's story about Laking Tyke finds its way onto paper. I've been nattered by a few of the local children and had to say I didn 't have an idea - but now I have! With a following wind I should have it finished by the end of the week and then I'll prod the smouldering embers - it may be a smiling housekeeper to a small ,stately lodge used as a holiday home toklet out..........