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On Writing Crap


In Freaking Love with this artist’s work.  Keep an eye on Natalie Shau.  Check out her work here.  I have several prints on my wishlist to purchase very, very soon.


As for me, I’m still alive and banging at this keyboard.  I mentioned short, intense bursts before and wow, did they shorten.  I don’t know if it’s the holidays or my lack of good plotting right in the middle of the book, but I’m as easily distracted as a baby.  Flash of something shiny and I’m toddling off…


I’m literally forcing myself to write today because I’m pitifully behind with my CPs.  Shame.  On.  Me.  And I just hate it when the only thing that flows from my fingertips is crap.  Not even a hint of shine to this work, yet I persevere because it’s usually in the piles of er… we’re tired of that icky metaphor, right?… stuff… that I uncover a gem.


I also really want to work on that short sci-fi, horror piece and get it sent out.  Also, have a few other paying writing jobs in the works.  Writers do reach a point where they like the paycheck—byline or not.  Heh heh 


I’m also trying to juggle all the activities this month.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I have too many friends and family and damn it, they are all precious to me and I won’t give one of them up.  Anyone know where I can get a clone? 


Here’s a question for you.  If you could make two clones of yourself but your mind could only be in one… would it be the one who got to write full time or the ones who make the family and friend party rounds?? 


Be honest. <g>


  1. November 28, 2006    

    Ah.. reminds me of Multiplicity.. I’d definitely be sending my clone to work.

  2. November 28, 2006    

    Oh, I wouldn’t want a clone. I want a nanny. And a maid.

  3. November 28, 2006    

    Multiplicity. Exactly what I was thinking. But I’m with Heather. I couldn’t give the “brainless” me to either my family or my work. It wouldn’t work.

    Great question, though.

  4. November 28, 2006    

    A clone for business Christmas parties. Yeah, that would be cool. And she would be. Cool, sophisticated and she’d not have too much wine and say stupid stuff. I would take out the loud, obnoxious Rinda part.

    Now, I’d like a clone for maid– that way she cleans the way I like it.

    For family and for writing– nope. My family likes me even with the loud Rinda parts and the writing just wouldn’t work without me in it.

  5. November 28, 2006    

    I think it’s the holidays that’s kind of dragging writing for everyone. Last week I was off work so I thought I’d catch up on my writing. Yeah… riiiight. I spent more time Christmas shopping than writing. Ugh!

  6. November 28, 2006    

    She has beautiful artwork 🙂

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