Three stories are bouncing around in my head. There are no errands to run this weekend so I'm hoping for some serious writing time. Maybe I can manage to get one or two of the stories out of my head and down on paper. Last night I wrote until my eyes were blurry. I've got … Continue reading Three way of sorts
With my daughter living with us, I rarely get time alone in the house. Now don’t get me wrong she doesn’t intrude but the time I get completely alone is rare. I like my alone time. She is off today volunteering at the library and having lunch with a friend. This leaves me completely alone … Continue reading Alone!!!
I wish this was a cry of completion but it isn’t. I’m just tired of working on homework. For Fiction Writing, I’ve read, done the critique and written a letter for each of the three stories we had to read. I realized that the letters we have to write are very similar to the letters … Continue reading NO MORE HOMEWORK!!!
This semester has been kicking my butt. I’ve whined here on my blog and in real life about how tired I am. My classes are good. I’m enjoying the challenge of them. The schedule is just beating me up. Monday I am at work by 7:45 am and I am in class until 8:45 pm. … Continue reading Schedule
Well I had a lot on my to do list and most of it is done or at least in a better place than I was on Friday. Alex’s 30th birthday party was yesterday and I think we had a good time with everyone who showed up. At one point we were segregated by gender … Continue reading Done… mostly
My critique in Fiction Writing went well. I got a lot of information I could use and some that I couldn’t – or maybe more to the point won’t use. It was an interesting experience to hear what people thought and how they reacted to my characters and plot. I looked on this as a … Continue reading Critique
When is it okay in writing to use swear words and offensive language? I’m not sure I have an answer to this. I do like a good cuss word. I like the humorous ones where the person has been particularly inventive. I like the scene and time appropriate ones. However, I just read a short … Continue reading Vulgarity
It was Ken’s birthday today. We don’t really do a lot for birthdays but he got a cake and lots of well wishes. It was also a beautiful day today which means work was less stressful on him. I also got home last night to a package from Pillhill Press. I’d ordered copies of the … Continue reading Good Day!!!
I think I’ve earned a doctorate in this. Yesterday I worked on organizing, cleaning, and clearing out some of my office. It was completely a procrastination attempt for doing my paper. It always takes me a bit to settle into homework but this weekend I was off the charts with procrastinating. The good thing about … Continue reading Procrastination
I’ve had my first full week of classes. I’m exhausted (and feel somewhat old), overwhelmed, and a bit excited. My fiction writing class seems like it will be a lot of fun. I am looking forward to the critiques of my fellow students. We will be turning in two short stories for the class and … Continue reading First Full Week