Posts Tagged ‘writing’

I began using a language study tool, [Duolingo], a few weeks ago, after the burning shame of being unable to call my Spanish-speaking students’ parents directly got to be too much to bear. So far, I’m learning a lot about elefantes y platos, but also about how yo como mientras leo. It’s nice for someone [...]

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 22:03 | 0 comments
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I am trying to write more, to flesh out the universe in which my fictive thoughts dwell so often. So here’s a card to help push me over the boundary from dilettante to workman. (Shamelessly stolen from this site.)

Vengeance
Oncoming Storm
Maelstrom
Go
High

Blood
Meaning of Life
Poison
The Good Life
Underwater

Agony
Sunset
Wild Card
Touch
Earth

Render Unto Caesar
Petal
Win
Unique
Daily Bread

Flat Earth
Sea
Clarity
Rain
at the airport

First goal: One row by [...]

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 22:13 | 0 comments
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Grad school is taking its toll. Most of my days are spent putting off grad work or doing grad work. And by putting it off I’m usually thinking about it but not writing. So, video games, which I know I must swear off at some point, or television, which I also know I must swear [...]

Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 14:20 | 0 comments
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I have a little story for you–a trivial yarn about meaningless things. But it is 100% true. I am writing it because it serves as much to be something to write about as anything else, and with all the craziness happening here in the US (much less abroad) I thought it’d be an interesting indulgence [...]

Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 10:55 | 2 comments
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I just took a 24-hour computer holiday. On the plus side, I got lots cleaned in the apartment. On the down side, writing for the two projects I have due did not fare as well. On the oh-shit side, I have a nice to-do list of things to do for the wedding instead of sleeping [...]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 20:49 | 0 comments
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Fifteen minutes, that’s all I’m allotted to blog with. It sets a time limit so blogging doesn’t eat up other time, and also constrains me so I don’t waste time thinking about what I should be writing. I have so much to tell you all, but really, it’ll come out eventually, so I’ll start with [...]

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 15:20 | 1 comment
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Ordinarily, I’d cue the meta-whining about not writing. Instead of that, however, I wish to express gratitude for this recent season of my life. It has been unproductive in the sense that I have written relatively few words on this here blog or in the novels that I have floating around, but I have nevertheless [...]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 06:33 | 0 comments
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I am throwing in the towel on NaNoWriMo a day early. I’m not stopping the writing, but I am officially too far behind to win thanks to a fat-fingered backup attempt. I lost 7k worth of words, putting me at roughly 31k. I managed 12k on November 30 last year, so I was pumped to [...]

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 21:53 | 1 comment
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Part of my creative process–that part which hasn’t yet been stifled and made limp from oxygen deprivation and routine exhaustion–is to put an ear to the ground. I have been listening since the beginning of October when NaNoWriMo came back on my radar. Sometimes it comes to me more or less unbidden, but this time [...]

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 21:19 | 3 comments
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Today and tomorrow comprise my long weekend at the clinic. I am charged with tending to the animals boarding over the weekend. When I was still living in Chapel Hill this was no serious imposition on my time, for the clinic was only a ten minute drive away; I simply did things in town. Now [...]

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 at 22:11 | 2 comments
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