11.02.2012

Unregretted Insanities and other stories

There are weeks, and there are busy weeks, and then there are seven days of straight cray cray. This week, the East Coast got hurricaned, George Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney, Halloween and All Saints' Day came and went in rain and bluster, and NaNoWriMo began.

Oh, and I was busy, too. But that's much less interesting.

For once, I didn't pause to regret not signing up for NaNoWriMo, despite the fact that I have two novels I'd love to write this fall. Or rather, I paused to regret it, and discovered I couldn't spare the energy. I've got two novels in the throes of heavy revision. I've got vegetables still waiting to be preserved and a lot of garden to winterize and Christmas to get ready for and two sites besides this one in desperate need of my attention and a concert coming up and very little November to spare for anything that doesn't have to be done.

But for all you Wrimos, here's to a happy November of creative insanity. Go easy on the Traveling Shovel of Death.

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Maia: "No, Lou, you can't have your lexicon. I'm using it."


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Fellow stargazers and dreamers, I loved this post by Terpsichore of the Egotists' Club. Perhaps you may, too.

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Writers' link of the week: Bellingham author Tara Kelly on exemplifying every writer's worst career nightmare. Which reminds me, I'd rather like to read Harmonic Feedback, which claims my attention doubly by means of involving music and being set locally.

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Music of the week: The song that always, always drives me back to the piano. I've played only once this week... that's not enough.



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Random amusement of the week: Literally Unbelievable. It's a site full of Facebook screenshots of people taking The Onion stories seriously, which is often hilarious. (And often profane. Be forewarned.)

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I'm off to make dinner. Don't forget to set your clocks back on Saturday! (Now that I've said that, the question is whether I'll remember.)

East Coast readers, I hope and pray you came through Sandy safely and without too much trouble.

Hey, Disney, can Pixar make the next Star Wars? They never pick a bad script.

Happy weekend!

4 comments:

  1. Could you define what "cray cray" means? ;)

    Strangely I know another author who's not doing NaNoWriMo because they're currently revising a novel. But that's probably good that you all have novels that need working on. Plus, it gets one step closer to the rest of us seeing your work. :)

    Oh, and the picture of Maia is of course adorable. And she's quite right. She needs that lexicon way more than Lou does.

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    1. Haha, sorry. I know the first time I heard "totes cray cray" I had to think hard to figure it out. I believe it translates to "totally crazy." ;)

      Oh, golly, I am SO tired of revising this one book. Except that I love it so much. Hopefully this is the last heavy revision I'll have to do. I'd like to finally get it out there to readers like you. :D

      Yeah, Maia was all like "You were just STARING at the lexicon. I'm actually making use of it." It was pretty dang funny. And cute.

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  2. That Rich Mullins song gets me every time, and it never gets old. It makes me wish I played piano. I play it on guitar, and it's not quite right.

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    1. It's honestly one of my favorite songs ever, and you're right--it never gets old. I wish I played piano better than I do. I can sort of imitate the feel of it, and the chords are easy enough, but I lack his flexibility. So I don't get it quite right, either.

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