Ending Planner NeglectTM

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I *hate* it when I’m in a bad mood. Usually, it’s caused by First World problems or news poisoning. Last week was caused by Planner NeglectTM. This is the state of being I typically encounter when my mind tells my grasshopper to piss off. The conversation usually goes something like this:

BRAIN: Wow, I’ve got all these projects wrangled. This is awesome. I don’t need no stinkin’ planner. I have my to-do list memorized!

GRASSHOPPER: Hey, moron. Are you sure you want to do that? Sounds dangerous…

BRAIN: Yep! I am the shizzle! My memory is solid and I can keep track. Boo-yah. Pen and paper be gone! I have leveled up my RAM, beyootches.

GRASSHOPPER: But that’s what you have a planner for. The only reason why you can remember anything is because you’re writing it down. Don’t be delusional!

BRAIN: LA LA LA LA LA! I’M IGNORING YOU. LA LA LA LA LA. Tra-la la la la. The human brain is awesome!

(A few days later…)

BRAIN: WTF? I can’t… So hard to keep everything straight… I know I’m forgetting something

GRASSHOPPER: Told you so.

    Mood: The state caused by organization determination.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: One. This is *not* enough to get through a Monday.
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Half an hour walk.
    Yesterday’s Projects: Game, Short Story
    In My Ears: Nothing
    Game Last Played: Entanglement
    Movie Last Viewed: Ironclad
    Book Last Read: Harper’s Encyclopedia of the Paranormal
    Latest Artistic Project: Crystal cluster bracelet in silver
    Latest Release: Strange, Dead Love for Vampire: the Requiem

Monica Valentinelli is an author, artist, and narrative designer who writes about magic, mystery, and mayhem. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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