Friday, June 18, 2010

'Tis Friday

I don't have a lot to say lately, as some may have noticed. I'm working on my WIP a lot, and my life is pretty monotonous otherwise. I get up, read blogs, go to work, come home, read blogs, write if I can, then go to bed early. There's rarely any variation to this.

While my mind is on my story, I'm very focused and often tune out all other things. I'm obsessive compulsive so will do one thing until I absolutely HATE it, then find something new to obsess over. This is greatly affected by my short attention span.

So, the only thing I can share regarding writing today is a short little thing that popped into my head. It's a writer's re-write to the opening of Poe's The Raven. Enjoy.

Once upon a midnight query, I did edit 'week' and 'dearie'
Over many a bland sentence until my eyes were sore.
While I plodded, nearly slapping, my forehead for the plot gapping,
As someone twittered they'd be napping, napping at ten 'til four
''Tis unheard if,' I muttered, 'napping at ten 'til four -
The butt in chair, 'tis what writing's for.'

Ridiculously short, yes? Blame my attention span.

It's Friday, so on Twitter I see #FollowFriday for pointing out good followers. On Wednesday they do #WriterWednesday for fellow writers. I'm tempted to do #MoronMonday, but I do not know certain coworker's Twitter names.

Everyone have a great weekend!

PS My contest is still open until July 4th. I hope to get some more entries, of course :-)


Jaydee Morgan said...

Your day sounds surprisingly a lot like mine ;) - I'm in good company!

Enjoyed the writer's rewrite..good job. Enjoy your weekend :)

Unspoken said...

Havee a good weekend! You are doing the HARD work. I hope it pays off!

Tahereh said...

haha i LOVED it!

and HIGH FIVE, love, you're plowing through the words! so proud of you!! :D

Christine Danek said...

Keep going. So proud of you. I love Poe and love your re-write.
HAve a great weekend!

JE said...

Awesome writer's re-write!

Keep cracking on the wip, lady. I want to see it in hard back! Soon!


Aubrie said...

I love it! You should expand it and send it somewhere! Keep writing :) and have a good weekend.

laughingwolf said...

keep at that wip!

having a heatwave here, my car thermometer read 95F already...

will try to give your writing challenge a shot, if i find time ;)

Unknown said...

Short, but cute and accurate! :D I'm in a similar place right now. MONOTONY, UGH.

Susan Fields said...

That's great that you can stay focused when you're working on your story. Even though I feel like I spend a lot of time writing, I also feel like my mind is racing a million places at once lately.

Have a good weekend!

Terry Towery said...

Well, at least SOMEONE is writing. Glad you're being productive. I, however, am stuck in Little League tournament hell for the next few days. :)

Alleged Author said...

Awesome you are getting so much writing done! Your Poe rewrite is cute. :)

Anne Gallagher said...

I love the Poe. That was great.

And hey, on the WIP, great job, kudo's to you. I can't even write my name.

DL Hammons said...

Okay....I'm Twitter-challenged. What is this #FF all about anyway?

Jemi Fraser said...

You always make me smile! I love #MoronMonday :)

laughingwolf said...

ok... i posted your contest stuff on both my blogger page and facebook pages...

hope you get lots more folk involved!

prashant said...

Awesome you are getting so much writing done!
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Hannah said...

I'm still trying to cook something up for your contest but my wip has been pretty demanding. Love your short rewrite of the raven. :)

hope you had a productive weekend!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Monotony beats having people shoot at you. I least that's what I tell myself. It doesn't help.

Until people start shooting at me, then it's all "I want my monotony back!"

Have a great new week, Roland

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