Month: October 2009

Whew. Didn’t get as much done in October as I would have liked. Ah well, I’ll live. Still got stuff done! Finished the ten-minute play for the competition.Got the sonnet ready for the sonnet competition.Got some poems done. My goal for next month is… Continue Reading “”

Deliberate Practice

I’m reading a book called Talent is Overrated, in which the author espouses the benefits of deliberate practice. I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently, wondering where I’m going in my writerly career and trying to decide what I have to do. Apparently… Continue Reading “Deliberate Practice”

Yay! I finished a book today! The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. Finally, something to review on Goodreads. I’m also pretty close to finishing up my re-read of Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, our current mentor of the month. Last time… Continue Reading “”

I am seduced by the thought of reading…but recently I’ve been on a stop/start program. Here’s the list of books currently in progress:Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAnne Frank: The Life, The Book, The Afterlife by Francine ProseWorld War Z: An Oral… Continue Reading “”

Time to Pay Up

It’s that day: The day that I must pay up on bet conditions. Since Ali beat me (smoked me! creamed me! made me sit in the corner and cry for three days!) I must now take her to dinner with Deb. Here is also… Continue Reading “Time to Pay Up”

Mentor of the Month: Anne Frank: A Question

Normally I start the mentor of the month thing with a quote, but now I’m going to start with a question. First, let me preface: I just came across a new book by Francine Prose called Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife.… Continue Reading “Mentor of the Month: Anne Frank: A Question”

Using Momentum

If the whole point of the contest was to push out words, I did that. And did enough to accomplish the goals that I set for September. There are more check marks than normal. So, using the momentum that was created while being challenged… Continue Reading “Using Momentum”

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