The Downside of Setting Challenges for Yourself

The only reason I'm up right now writing a blog post is because I'm stupid. Yes, I'm whining. And yes, I'm whining about a challenge I set for myself not even a week ago. I'm complaining about the blog-a-day challenge. This whole post right here - the one you're reading/skimming over - is written only... Continue Reading →

Random Post of Pity Me.

Hard drive crash. Will be using Shane's computer for the next week or so. Which is no big deal, right? Everything was backed up and all. But still. It's like driving someone else's car. Sure, every car has a turn signal and wipers and hand brakes and all. It's just not what you're used to.... Continue Reading →

Words, Words, Words

It's such a shame that the word count contest only counts for one project -- since the profs seemed to have teamed up and assigned terms papers all in this last week.Blech.

Sometimes technology just isn’t as fast as I need it to be

Ah printing. It's a blessing right? You don't have to hand-copy everything. You don't have to set type. You don't have to deal with that goopy carbon copy crap. It's wonderful...Except when you're on a deadline and you need to get five copies of a friggin submission printed out in like 5 minutes or you're... Continue Reading →

Blog Block!

Struggling, struggling to write something that isn't whiny on the blog.And failing.Now I'll whine about how I have nothing to blog about at the moment.I feel bereft.

Feels like a wasted day. The bulk of my morning was supposed to be dedicated to spending time with my son and writing once his dad picked him up. Only his dad couldn't pick him up and I had to drive 45 miles to do the dropping off. While I did get to listen to... Continue Reading →

Mentor of the Month: Toni Morrison: Work

Seeing as how I’m going back to work today, a little depressed and more than a little pissed that I have to work, I came across this from What Moves in the Margin (the collection of essays that I’m using for our Mentor of the Month sessions…):'One day alone in the kitchen with my father,... Continue Reading →

All right, dammit: New Plan.Didn't get all of the revisions done--forgot to factor in the fact that you actually have to do some new writing when you revise. Banged through a few chapters okay, but had to change stuff I wasn't expecting, who knew there were so many little tidbits throughout that you've gotta catch?Okay,... Continue Reading →

Use it or lose it

It's been a while since I've flexed my short story muscles. They seem very out of shape. Flabby even. I seem to keep wanting to add arcs and characters and whatnot. Admittedly, I'm planning a rather longer short story but I still feel that itch to add "Chapter One" to the top of the page.However,... Continue Reading →

Argh, Ergh, and other various things I can’t say out loud

What. Did the whole of the magazine world get together and say "It's rejection season! Form letters to all writers!"At least that's what it feels like. Just got two smackers in the mail and am having a hard time not feeling the world is against me. Bastards just don't recognize my genius.That's all.

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