Most of my life is going great, just not the writing. I’m happy, I’m content, and I’m not feeling any pressing need to write these days. I’m thinking the contentment and the not-writing are connected. Nothing is bothering me, so there’s no need for type therapy. Ahh.

I am reading more. Ray Bradbury and Steven King both recommend it as a necessary precursor to writing, and good cross-training. Of course, it’s also just fun.

Charity Plug

January 28, 2010

I’m going to be surprised if this guy ever does anything I don’t want to back.

Again!

August 26, 2009

I got another shiny new idea. It now has a home in my notebook, two to-do lists away from the last one. This is fun, but I’m starting to wonder if my brain is generating new stuff to keep me from making progress on the not-so-new. On the other hand, I’m glad I’ve been capturing these thoughts as they fly by. Organizing my mental fluff, giving it a purpose, and setting it down in words can only be good for me.

Fledgling Approaches World

August 12, 2009

My writing student is ready to submit one of his short stories for print publication for the first time. He’s investigating that process, giving his story one final edit, and asking questions about simultaneous submissions. It’s exciting! He’s written about half a dozen stories since I started working with him, and this one shows all of his strengths. He’s come so far!

I made sure to warn him that the rejection rate is high for new writers when we first discussed submitting his work to magazines. But I can’t help myself from getting drawn into the excitement. I know I shouldn’t be so hopeful, but I am!

Good luck, kid!

Recipe Weekend

August 10, 2009

For the record, it was actually my bridal shower, with many wonderful things besides recipes, but since this is a blog about writing, and because my next project is to write about food, Recipe Weekend is what I’ll call it.

On the awesome side, many of these recipes came with stories and/or traditions. It was just perfect.

Cake

August 5, 2009

I’m seeing an increased interest in cake all around… convergence is cool. I will make cake; I will write about cake.

If it were me, the cake would not be a lie.

Friends and Food

August 3, 2009

My fiance and I had a friend over for dinner tonight. We talked briefly about my next blog project: friends and food. He (the friend) has been a part of that happy situation for a while, and was fine with the idea of me putting some of those memories onto the blog. That’s good, because (per 279 Days) I’ve been making notes and jotting down recipes to use as backup content for the days or weeks when I can’t come up with anything fresh. When that happens here, you get a very short post, or I delay or skip a post. Not cool, and it won’t work any better in the future, especially if I want my new blog to be more professional.

Tiny little bits of incremental progress is all I’m making. It’ll have to do.