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May 31, 2010

Getting back to it

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 10:44 am

I’ve been lazy as a writer recently.  I’ve been telling myself that it’s okay because I’ve been working on other projects to try and get “stuff” done.  Which I have, but still, I need to be writing.  I can’t get published if I don’t write. 

So, as I was  pondering the beginning of a new month and setting goals a challenge came across my desktop.  Jean over at asked for buddies in editing/revising for the month of June.  How perfect I thought, especially as I’ve entered a contest where the prize is a professional read/critique.  Yeah, apparently 2010 is the year I just jump without thinking too hard about it.  Kim says it’s something about turning 40, so I’m going to blame that.  If that fails . . . well maybe I’ll just blame Kim.  😉

Of course as I putter around here together trying to gain a small amount of control over the mayhem I was going to pull out the story I submitted and get back into it.  Yeah, best laid plans of mice and men being as it is I had some details fall out of the internet for the story I was suppose to be working on.  I have a feeling I’m going to be working on both stories this month.  We’ll see how well that goes.

So anyone up for a little writing/editing/revising adventure in June?

May 9, 2010

Never said they were subtle

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 11:17 am

So, it’s not uncommon for me to wake up with a song stuck in my head.  Actually I rarely remember a day that hasn’t started just like that.  I used to think it was because I slept with the radio on and probably was the cause of most of it.  These days I sleep with the television on (don’t start with me about that) so it’s less likely the cause.  Yesterday the song of the morning was “Are you alright” by Lucinda Williams.  If you know it, you know it’s not the happiest of songs is probably partly to blame for the funk I was in all day.  But today song (and one I had in my head a couple days last week) is “never-ending Story”  by Limahl.  Yeah, I thought it was a little weird but it gets weirder.  The Williams song . . . it’s on the playlist for the story I’m currently working.   (hint number one)  This morning’s selection, now that I’m finally sitting down to it . . . fits the current story rather well (no really) .  (hint number two)

Yeah never said the Younger Miss Bennetts were subtle and they’re not being such today that’s for damn sure. 

Oh and of course this morning I found another email in my inbox from the contact I want/need to talk to about this story.  

Then there were the 3 news articles I found browsing that have given me even more insight into this story and my hero’s journey.

Looks like I’m writing today.  I fear what the girls will bring me tomorrow if I don’t.

May 7, 2010

Wait? It’s May. Already?!

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 10:42 am

Yeah I think I promised to get better at this didn’t I?

So, I took about a week and a half and did some work refilling the well.  I got some craft projects off the decks and am feeling generally better.  Of course I think the change of season has helped my mood much too.  I love Spring and nearly everything in the yard is blooming, well with one hold out.  I’m not sure what’s up with this one spot in the yard.  The first lilac bush that was planted didn’t survive.  I chalked it up to it being a mail order plant.  So last Spring a larger lilac was bought at the local nursery . . . it budded but that’s all it’s done.  I’m starting to think it’s dying.  Should I worry about what’s buried in that one spot in the yard?    I’m thinking if this lilac is indeed a goner I’m going to replace it with a flower almond . . . they’ve been so damn gorgeous around here this year that I have a serious case of the “I wants.”

On the writing front?  Well, I’m making progress with the story research.  I’ve got the story talking again and today I’ll be making some serious notes and may actually write.  I know, what a novel thought.  😉 

So, I make the promise again that starting here I’ll be blogging more which usually follows when I’m writing more.  Hope everyone has a good weekend (I’m ignoring the weather forecasts btw) and look forward to talking to you again soon!

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