Month: October 2007

That Hurt…

Last night I woke up at 2:30 and could not go back to sleep for the life of me. I stayed awake and watched the alarm clock tick away. Ever have one of those nights? But that’s not the only masochistic piece of me. Oh, no. I tried to take a nap this afternoon and…

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Writer’s Marathon Results…Part 1

A writer’s marathon is not physically taxing. Let’s just say that. However, there are elements that definitely test one’s endurance. Using the places that you travel to as an influence, for one. Lynette, our host for the Pueblo Writing Marathon–part of the Southern Colorado Writing Project and All Pueblo Reads–did not make us use the…

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A Planned Reading Spree

After I finish the rough draft of FJR, I have planned to go on a reading spree. But, I’m having trouble deciding which stack of books to read. Stack 1: Stuff that I just wanted to read. These are in no particular order by no particular people, just books I thought seemed interesting and picked…

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Authors Who Have Humbled Me

Among writers there is a tendency to be like that old actor joke:Q: How many actors does it take to screw in a lightbulb?A: One. And seven more to stand around and say “I could have done that better.” (now insert ‘writer’ for ‘actor’) The truth is, that just ain’t so. We did not have…

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The Critiquing Load–Gone!

Let me just put a big, honking, gigantic CHECK!! next to one of my goals for this month. No, I haven’t finished novel rough draft yet…I have been too busy reading the critique pile (equilvalent to reading a novel…). But this is like a huge weight off my shoulders. Now I can just cut loose…

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