31 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:13 2 days 'til Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings!!! ♫ blip.fm/~lyds #
  • 07:16 Still reeling from "Rose Tyler" on LIFE ON MARS (US) last nite. Can't decide between fansquee and self-loathing for getting the reference. #
  • 07:19 Legally downloaded Bill Champlin's new album www.billchamplin.net; 1st ep of LIFE ON MARS (UK), not so much... #
  • 10:40 Wrote 2pgs of not-so-crappy dreck this AM. Still have no idea where this story's going. #
  • 10:41 I have a better sense of the minor characters than I do the protagonist. But I'm getting there...maybe. #
  • 10:42 So far, successfully creeping out my coworkers :D. #
  • 11:29 A coworker: "The creep factor is very high." #
  • 11:33 Another coworker: "You can turn around and quit looking at me, now!" #
  • 14:20 Wrote 1pg. of NaNo notes when I should've been working on my current piece. #
  • 14:20 Another coworker: "You scared the shit out of me." #
  • 16:46 Will be prowling around downtown tonight hehe!! #
  • 18:26 Will hopefully be able to watch Bruce Weber's biopic of trumpeter Chet Baker, LET'S GET LOST, when I get home. #
  • 22:06 Was called "terrifying" by passers-by and managed to scare at least one small child! ;) #
  • 22:43 New cell phone plays Chicago songs! #
  • 23:10 Came to GHOST HUNTERS LIVE late, so I'm kinda lost. #
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30 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:19 3 days 'til Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings!!! ♫ blip.fm/~ll0a #
  • 07:20 What? What? WHAT? tinyurl.com/6lwl49 #
  • 07:21 I will not do writing market research on Skool Days, I will not do writing market...whoops, too late! :) #
  • 09:17 Why didn't my dental insurance get deducted from my pay?? #
  • 09:42 Oh yeah, 3rd check. The only advantage to still being hourly. Of course, it's already gone. #
  • 14:00 The next seven days are going to be utterly craptacular! Bring it!! #
  • 16:56 "Why has my head gone numb?" tinyurl.com/6drqlx #
  • 17:51 Gonna pick out the last bits of tomorrow's costume...muahahaha! #
  • 20:40 Finally home. Costume shopping+studying=too tired to do much else tonite. #
  • 22:32 Should I feel bad about watching the US version of LIFE ON MARS when I've only seen snippets of the UK version? #
  • 22:33 Did they actually have to use "Rose Tyler"? Sheesh. #
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29 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:27 4 days 'til Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings!!! ♫ blip.fm/~l6k0 #
  • 07:28 I hope it isn't too cold to wear my retro LIFE ON MARS jacket for the concert. #
  • 11:31 Section was productive this morning! Might actually do better on the next midterm, now :) #
  • 11:47 Carol Emshwiller's "Abominable" is now on my list of favorite stories! #
  • 12:39 Will probably study at lunch...after reading more Emshwiller. #
  • 14:19 Almost caught up with studying. I cn has writin' time now? #
  • 14:25 Of course we all know the answer should be, "NO!" #
  • 16:19 Why am I using my brain so much when some folks around me just refuse...? #
  • 16:26 Give me strength... #
  • 20:43 Trying to shake the thousand-yard stare and get back to studying. #
  • 20:46 "Somewhere in a lonely hotel room there's a guy starting to realize that eternal fate has turned its back on him... ♫ blip.fm/~lh99 #
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28 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:13 Is it a Skool day already? Might as well be, 'cos the new piece is going nowhere fast. #
  • 07:13 5 days 'til Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings! ♫ blip.fm/~kri2 #
  • 07:16 "Water Master" by Carol Emshwiller--this is how you build a fantasy world without the usual tropes tinyurl.com/6jo4kk #
  • 12:01 Weather is so sucky, it destroyed my umbrella, which made the walk to/from class oh, so much fun. #
  • 14:06 Submitting on the down-low. Shhh... #
  • 14:22 Sent out two Hail, Mary passes...I mean, submissions. Yeah, yeah on a Skool day. Sue me. #
  • 15:18 Need to spend some time tonite prepping the Halloween costume for work. Oh yes, people will be afraid! #
  • 17:03 There's no reason for me to feel this french-fried. #
  • 17:52 There'll probably be no writing this Skool Nite. That well feels dry right now... #
  • 19:41 Finishing touches for costume will have to wait. It's too damn cold and windy out there for me--and I'm from Cleveland! #
  • 21:45 1,000-yard staring into my skoolbook instead of reading it. #
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27 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:32 This weekend: Halloween, Sharon Jones/Dap-Kings concert, & moving Mom-in-law. No time for group--sadness! Have to MAKE the time to write. #
  • 07:37 Theme of the week: "Gotta keep your head down and be as cool as you can" ♫ blip.fm/~kdcr #
  • 07:39 Form rejection from a place I've gotten personal rejections from. And, this week's off and running to a craptastic start!! #
  • 11:11 Next piece has a good hook, I think, but damned if I know WTF to do with it. #
  • 11:11 Wrote 1pg. of utter dreck this morning, which ended up being more of a character study than an actual scene. #
  • 14:10 I need to get back into the habit of making my lunches, again. That, or quit buying so many goddamn books ;). #
  • 14:23 Couldn't bring myself to write. Read more Emshwiller instead--words I couldn't come up with on my best day. A lil' discouraging.... #
  • 15:05 Two stories to send out, one old (Nngg!) and one new! Old one's going to an anthology. Why not? Nothing to lose at this point. #
  • 17:32 Wow, I've actually been too busy working to send out my stories from work ;). #
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26 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:51 Agreed to be hog-tied and dragged by family and friends to the Booksale today. Oh, the pain...the pain.... #
  • 08:08 We love having overnight guests, but I never sleep well when they're around. #
  • 08:12 A writer's nightmare (certainly mine): tinyurl.com/693uk9 #
  • 08:18 Something else that might've helped my meltdown 2 weeks ago: Writing to get better vs. writing to matter tinyurl.com/63cehp #
  • 10:09 Trip to Booksale delayed as the apartment gets Feng Shui'ed *headsmack* #
  • 14:11 The Booksale just wasn't enough, no. Had to hit ANOTHER used bookstore. Is there a CELBRITY REHAB for bookbuyers? #
  • 14:22 I'm going to hang out with friends a little more, read a bit, and then make a decision on where to send the latest MS. #
  • 15:46 Catching up on MEET THE PRESS via podcast. Yeah, I'll start writing in a bit, promise. #
  • 15:47 To be fair though, I've written on Skool Nites so shouldn't I be studying tonight? #
  • 16:06 I'm dragging and I don't want to nap. We all know what that means. And if I take books, I won't buy any more w/my coffee (right?) #
  • 17:49 Tried to continue something new from a month ago. I got nowhere :(. Edited about 100words from the latest MS, instead. #
  • 17:55 Maybe--and I hardly ever say this--I need a night off. #
  • 18:08 Gonna read and veg out to some J-pop for awhile. ♫ blip.fm/~k7qw #
  • 20:04 Ok, no more revisions! -100 words is enough. It goes off tomorrow, as is. #
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"All afternoon, those birds twitter twit"

Guess LoudTwitter must've had a senior moment last night. So here's the Tweets for Today recap from yesterday.

24 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:16 Weekend writing agenda is set. Now to figure out which coffee shops to grace with my presence. #
  • 07:18 Rough week. "I had everything thrown at me that the judge and jury could hurl." ♫ blip.fm/~jch5 #
  • 11:06 MS is in the "fine-tuning" stage. Progress was slow, because I still suck at rewriting quickly. #
  • 11:20 Best article on Fantasy vs. Magical Realism that I've read thus far (not that I agree with every word): tinyurl.com/6ajqc4 #
  • 12:43 Sitting in the eye of the hurricane here at the Diamond Mines. #
  • 14:27 Frustrated with the MS at lunch, so I read another heartwrenching Carol Emshwiller story instead. She's really good at those. #
  • 16:49 Praying my USB drive is virus-free. #
  • 16:56 I am officially OUT of the eye of the hurricane here at the Diamond Mines... :( #
  • 17:53 Test post from Google/BeTwittered. Because why not eliminate the 2 xtra mouse clicks it takes to get here? #
  • 19:48 Late nite at work, but not so bad. On the upside: looks like my USB drive is clean!! #
  • 19:52 Staring blankly at the MS. I doubt even caffeine would help at this point. #
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Going on an Office Depot Run

I'm actually too tired to check if this is real or sheer BS...
In the current issue of the journal Nature, Dr. Putterman and his colleagues report that surprisingly fierce flows of electrons were unleashed as the tape was unpeeled and its gooey adhesive snapped free of the surface. The electrical currents, in turn, generated strong, short bursts of X-rays — each burst, about a billionth of a second long, contained about 300,000 X-ray photons.
How does one even think to check for something like this? It's like wondering who exactly was the first human being to discover that licking certain species of toad could get you high.

23 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:18 Hallelujah, I slept thru the nite! Hit the snooze bar 8 times, tho. #
  • 07:20 One more skool day, then it's back to the current MS! Oh, who am I kidding? It's coming out after lunch. #
  • 07:24 Leftover pasta and Italian sausage for breakfast--why not? :) #
  • 09:35 Is it me, or is the office swill loosely referred to as "coffee" stronger than usual? Not that I'm complaining... #
  • 12:46 If I didn't do so hot on today's quiz, it's only because I second-guessed myself. Again. Story 'o my life. #
  • 12:47 On the upside, the MS is coming along :). #
  • 13:33 A certain SFF market reports, "202 stories rec'd, 128 rejected." Two of those rejects are mine! I got a 3rd piece in. Waiting for rejection. #
  • 18:07 Facing potentially sad medical news about a family member. No Dx confirmation from any Docs (aka Guessers in White Coats) yet. #
  • 18:13 I'm now reminded that I'm overdue for a physical... #
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22 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 04:17 Woke up for no good reason, second night in a row. So fucking uncool! ♫ blip.fm/~ihaq #
  • 07:15 Barely awake. Section this morning is near coffee, thank Christ! Though from the temp, I'll probably wake up soon as I walk outside. #
  • 11:27 Planning trek downtown to pay off some townsfolk: the indie bookstore, the library, the Hx Society, outdoor store...geez, anyone else?? #
  • 11:54 Jonesing for a red-eye, and it's not Thursday. Screw it! #
  • 13:40 Mmm, that first sip of red-eye felt like The Quickening... ♫ blip.fm/~ins2 #
  • 15:01 On having a Rejection Recovery Plan--could've used this last week during my emotional meltdown. tinyurl.com/5tf48g #
  • 15:14 If I'd seen *this* last week, I'd have done a Nick Cage in LEAVING LAS VEGAS thing: tinyurl.com/6pnywm #
  • 17:44 It's been The Greatest Show on Earth here at work tonite. Full-on three-ring! #
  • 20:00 Got my latest Small Beer Press joint: www.lcrw.net/kessel/ --too bad I'm too busy studying for my quiz tomorrow to read it. #
  • 20:49 Being regaled by the tales of a budding filmmaker dinnerguest over vino--when I should be studying!! #
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21 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 04:10 "Four in the morning came without a warning..." Dammit. ♫ blip.fm/~i2a0 #
  • 07:16 Surprisingly awake, despite the intermittent insomnia. #
  • 09:18 Bus arrived late and no coffee left upon arrival. This does not bode well. #
  • 09:42 The No Writing on Skool Days rule is back in effect...sort of. #
  • 12:16 Pounding my head against this stats software for skool. Lack of sleep and decent caffeine isn't helping. #
  • 14:31 No Writing on Skool Days, my ass :). 1 pg. of notes, that's all. I swear! #
  • 17:08 Needs a little bit o' ___ to relax my mind. ♫ blip.fm/~ibsl #
  • 17:08 Feeling like Mr. Spock in the episode "Spock's Brain." #
  • 17:15 Trying to decide just how lazy I want to be for the next 90 minutes... #
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20 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:02 Hit snooze bar too many times. Gotta finish waking up! ♫ blip.fm/~hp7l #
  • 08:19 Revisions in progress for last piece. Got notes for a new piece that's on deck. #
  • 08:24 Can't believe I've never posted this quote before: tinyurl.com/6xk9tl #
  • 08:25 I keep coming back to this quote, too: tinyurl.com/5e4qgk #
  • 10:25 Why do I feel like I'm only running on 4 out of 6 cylinders? #
  • 12:34 Been awhile since I had anything to read to my group so I could post one of these: tinyurl.com/6mvold #
  • 14:22 3 phone messages at lunch: Wife coming home from Beantown, the book I ordered is in, and I'm overdue for a physical. #
  • 15:10 God help me: I've started a NaNo idea list! No, no, no, no, no.... #
  • 18:20 I do NOT. Have TIME. To come DOWN with something!! #
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Tough Love

Wow, it's been awhile since I've done one of these! It's been so long since I've written anything new, being so focused on revising and submitting. But, I managed to write and revise a new piece in two weeks, and still have it come out half-decent, at least according to the group...

The Good
  • Story was called "fun"
  • Character not a stereotype (a dancer turned soldier, trying to be a dancer again)
  • Message of the story was delivered "gently"
  • Good ending with a change in the character (or, an acceptance of that change on the character's part)
  • Story painted a picture of a future that was "right around the corner"
The Bad
  • Unclear at the outset that my protagonist was female
  • Character didn't seem feminine enough to one member; the occupational hazard of a male writing a female POV.
  • The secondary character was introduced early, but wasn't much of a character then.
  • Some minor story points that raised too many questions and were better off eliminated
  • Some "writerly" phrases better off eliminated, especially since they caused some confusion as to the setting.
The Ugly
  • Too many plot questions raised about the sci-fi element in the story, which some members admitted weren't necessarily central to the piece, although...
  • Those questions raised philosophical questions about the business of artistry and humanity
And, I haven't the first clue how to address that last issue... :(.

19 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 09:09 Sorta like, "After the ecstacy, the laundry"--After writing group, the problem sets for skool. #
  • 09:13 Feeling chill (and chilly) this morning. ♫ blip.fm/~heow #
  • 09:35 Gonna sit down with tea (sans Tullamore), breakfast, and a book. ♫ blip.fm/~heua #
  • 18:14 Last quiet nite. Screw the problem sets. I've got wine, I've got books. Eh, wonder what's on TV... #
  • 18:51 Bleh--this wine I'm drinking does not go well with the leftover Chinese. #
  • 19:41 Nice quote in this story I'm reading: tinyurl.com/5e4qgk #
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18 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:37 Hit the reset button last night (beer, not Tullamore Dew--that's tonight). God, I needed that. Now, I need breakfast. #
  • 08:57 Maintaining my Nietschian attitude toward the last week. I'm not dead, so I will be stronger! ♫ blip.fm/~h4tj #
  • 11:31 Soaking up free wireless at an undisclosed location, after a lazy breakfast & a walk in the sun, narrowly avoiding the stranger townies. #
  • 11:33 Revising the latest story, w/80s AOR music piped thru the earphones. #
  • 13:17 Draft 1.99 done. It's dreck, but at least it's presentable dreck. Now to print, make copies, and get a haircut. #
  • 19:16 Draft edited (1.995?) and ready for group. Plan 4 later: Tea w/whiskey, reading, and JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER on CN! #
  • 19:17 Now, "With the record collection and the mirror's reflection, I'm dancing with myself..." ♫ blip.fm/~hacu #
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17 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:49 Got news that my car is acting wonky in Boston. God, I hope it's not the starter... #
  • 07:53 My hand's wet with sweat, my head needs a rest. Must relax...take it easy, like the song says. ♫ blip.fm/~gq6s #
  • 09:44 Nnngggg! It's the alternator. Maybe. #
  • 09:50 No writing this morning. Mood I'm in, I probably would've killed my main character. #
  • 11:05 Got fitted for a mask that's supposed to protect me from the next Andromeda Strain of bird flu, or whatever. Yeah, I'm doomed. #
  • 12:19 Etgar Keret is on my list of Writers I Want To Be Like When I Grow Up. #
  • 12:56 Car news from Boston--It is the starter. #
  • 12:57 I'm done now. Just completely done. Thank you and good night. #
  • 13:00 Planning a 3-day binge straight out of WITHNAIL & I (minus the attempted buggery). I think it's my only hope, at this point. #
  • 15:49 Car almost fixed; wife no longer stranded in Boston. Rewrote a scene at lunch. State of mind has improved. #
  • 15:51 Still, my evening plans will look something like this: tinyurl.com/5buvqr #
  • 17:50 Ok, the real plan for tonight: Regeneration. tinyurl.com/663rqh #
  • 20:02 Just the thing to screw my head back on straight. Now maybe I can get some reading/writing done! ♫ blip.fm/~h0tn #
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16 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 06:47 Skool day today. Meh. #
  • 09:09 For J (1973-2006). "Now she's far from these worries..." tinyurl.com/3whxo9 #
  • 12:09 Plans for Home Alone 2 weekend adding up: Problem sets, haircut (maybe), group, honeydew list, editing something old, writing something new. #
  • 12:12 No time for withdrawing into blankets in the dark. Plenty of time to drink through at least half of my 2-do list. Irish coffee w/Tullamore. #
  • 12:18 Thursdays are my caffeine-binge days. Been happening that way for a month anyway, so I'm just gonna accept it :). #
  • 12:36 Whining is (mostly) over, now. "The Show Must Go On." tinyurl.com/52pxsp #
  • 14:21 Skoolwork on the d/l. Shhh. #
  • 15:52 1/2 a problem set done. I almost feel guilty. Will do some work-related work; I'm sure the guilt will go away. #
  • 18:06 Did work work. Lot's of it. Yup--guilt's definitely gone! #
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15 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:27 Expecting 5th rejection today. Will NOT let it mindfuck me! ♫ blip.fm/~fwff #
  • 10:19 Rewrote a scene before work. Took my frustrations out on the main character. #
  • 11:48 Rejection #5, right on schedule. But got, "Again, I welcome additional work from you." I've put away the seppuku blade for now. #
  • 12:52 Story's back in circulation. It was either that, or use it as kindling to set my writing books on fire. #
  • 13:06 @CoyoteWild Good idea! Thanks! #
  • 14:28 No edits at lunch. Scarfed down some hot wings (comfort food) and read some Keret. But I'm drinking herbal tea--no harm, no foul! #
  • 14:47 Quiz next week, announced by email. Don't you love the 21st century? #
  • 16:56 Home Alone 2 happening a day earlier than I thought. Feh. Will have to subsist on coffee and Tullamore. #
  • 20:19 Presidential debate vs. Ghost Hunters? Not like my mind isn't already made up. #
  • 20:25 "Fighting vainly the old ennui." ♫ blip.fm/~g66i #
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14 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 00:11 Meh--4th rejection in 2 weeks. Got the impression the story was well-liked, though. Just not well-liked enough. #
  • 00:36 I'm torn as to where to send this particular story next. It's keeping me awake. #
  • 07:33 No Skool today + Home Alone 2 this weekend = No fucking excuse for not getting my stories resubmitted. #
  • 07:33 "Moving forward using all my breath..." because what's the alternative? ♫ blip.fm/~fj9n #
  • 10:37 I'm in a mood, full of piss and vinegar and live, attenuated flu vaccine. #
  • 11:35 FORCED myself to send that story right back out to yet another market that's claimed, "We welcome more work from you!" Yeah, right. #
  • 12:59 Making the numbness work for me. Second is story back out. Have to get the third reject back out before I decide, "Screw it." #
  • 14:12 I suppose the universe thinks it's funny to bounce my submission email back to me. #
  • 14:27 All stories back in circulation. Did one editing pass on the latest piece. #
  • 14:33 Emotionally drained. Will likely spend my Home Alone 2 weekend curled under blankets with a bottle of Tullamore Dew. In the dark. Weeping. #
  • 16:08 Attitude self-adjustment time. But my plans for Tullamore Dew still stand. ♫ blip.fm/~fpmv #
  • 17:33 Got the OK to leave early! Revision-time with something caffeinated is in order! #
  • 20:16 I love coming home to houseguests that bring wine :). #
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13 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:16 I get to be one of the poor bastards who doesn't get a 3-day weekend. It'd serve 'em right if I finished typing the MS at work, wouldn't it? #
  • 08:42 is on page 37 of Report to the Men's Club and Other Stories. Reading "Mrs. Jones." #
  • 08:47 Nah, you don't really need my goodreads tweeted. Just go to the page: tinyurl.com/4am7su #
  • 11:18 I'm a touch busier than I should be right now. Been trying to read the same flash fic piece for the past 1/2 hour. #
  • 14:22 Got another 2 pp. typed; 3 more 'til done. I wonder if that's why my head's killing me right now. #
  • 14:45 I need my second wind, like right now! ♫ blip.fm/~fbet #
  • 16:00 Can someone please remove whatever needle must be lodged in my optic nerve, for the love of mercy?? #
  • 19:38 MS typed out. 2500 words. I can hardly stand to look at it, though :). #
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12 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:42 Only Johnny Cash...I mean, Jesus...can help me today. ♫ blip.fm/~exvs #
  • 10:39 Trying to come up with a decent title for my new story while watching MEET THE PRESS. Instead of typing. #
  • 13:40 1/2 the story typed out. Going out for lunch and coffee and reading. Then maybe I can stomach looking at it again. #
  • 13:42 Loading the story on the AlphaSmart anyway. In case, you know... #
  • 22:17 Typed a paragraph, read some, bought & ordered more books, & had a bunch of friends swoop into town wanting Thai food. Time for bed, now. #
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11 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:05 Not ticked about the flash drive. I'll get it back today. There will still be writing! ♫ blip.fm/~ep7j #
  • 11:24 I swear to God I was going to skip the Booksale! I walked in, blacked out, and woke up with a bag o' books. I need a 12-step program. #
  • 12:02 I don't feel too bad. I couldn't get BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN anywhere else in this town right now. #
  • 13:41 Booksale haul: tinyurl.com/4vwjxf #
  • 15:12 Another rejection. Nnnggg! #
  • 16:10 Not horrendously discouraged, but right now my reading list looks a lot more attractive than finishing my current story. #
  • 18:07 I gave in and (hand)wrote 2 1/3 pp. of dreck. First draft is DONE! Now to type it out to make all of my mistakes more obvious... #
  • 18:10 I'll type tomorrow. Gotta find some new markets for these damn rejects, first. #
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Light Reading

Not that I didn't read. I just didn't read much; was busy writing!! So, please excuse these truncated, unvarnished reviews...
  • Carol Emshwiller, "Modillion" (3/5)
  • By Etgar Keret...
    • "An Exclusive" (How the hell does he cram that story into 9 pages??--5/5)
    • "Painting" (4/5)
    • "Yordan" (I want to write like this!--5/5)
    • "Vacuum Seal" (Like a literary/magical-realist version of Full Metal Jacket--5/5)

"Temptation, frustration, so bad it makes him cry."

I can never say no to this. I accept that now.

10 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:33 Friday! Can focus on the writing again! (Once I wake up, that is.) ♫ blip.fm/~ecw7 #
  • 10:27 Wrote 1pg. of draft and 1pg. of notes outlining the end of the story. Maybe you CAN write a story in a week on sheer willpower. #
  • 12:19 Will NOT cave to the temptation of putting my draft into the AlphaSmart before I've written the ending. It's a procrastination tactic. NO! #
  • 14:08 1/4 pg. at lunch. I'm at that point, I think, where I'm writing *around* the story's main point instead of just getting to it. #
  • 14:38 Saw the midterm answer key! I had a right answer and changed it like a fucking idiot, thinking it was too easy!! Gahhhhh! #
  • 15:05 *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* #
  • 20:59 I actually left my flash drive at work???? *headdesk* *headdesk* #
  • 21:25 Working from a 6 day old backup, for all the good it does me. #
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09 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:22 Got a lil' too happy at happy hour last nite. As if today wasn't gonna suck enough... ♫ blip.fm/~dzia #
  • 08:43 Home Alone this weekend. Plenty of time for studying. Which means, writing today! Muahaha! #
  • 12:05 Well, I passed the midterm. Could've done better. But now I know how the game is played... #
  • 13:13 People have told me, "Cut yourself some slack!" My inner demons say this: tinyurl.com/49ulbq #
  • 17:44 Today at work has been totally, totally sucktastic. #
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08 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:06 2 rejections in 3 days. I quit. Well, not really, but still... ♫ blip.fm/~dm6m #
  • 10:17 To show I'm not quitting, I wrote 1.5 pgs. of draft & 1/2 pg. of notes this morning. And I hate just about every word. #
  • 10:26 Why the FUCK can't I remember my voice mail password??? #
  • 10:46 Must've been a technical glitch, because I DID remember it and it wasn't working at first. Then it did. #
  • 11:57 Next market, next market... #
  • 12:30 2nd thoughts about sending the last reject back out. Self-doubt or do I have actual reasons? #
  • 15:10 No writing at lunch. Retreated into the skoolbooks, instead. #
  • 15:16 And now, my job just got a whole lot harder today... #
  • 16:53 When it rains at work, it pours. ♫ blip.fm/~dtnn #
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07 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:25 Bent, but didn't break, the No Writing on Skool Days rule this morning. I just needed a title. #
  • 12:10 Looks like it'll be a light week for school, so screw the No Writing on Skool Days rule. At least until I get the midterm back on Thurs... #
  • 13:33 Forgot how badly new shoes can hurt the feet. This is what I get for wearing sandals all the time like a good townie. #
  • 14:45 Coworker thinks the office looks like a big rave: "Drugs, crazy behavior, and no one's drinking enough water." #
  • 15:25 Was a good samaritan with someone's 4GB flash drive. And I could've used a 4GB flash drive, too. #
  • 18:08 Screw it. I'm blowing off schoolwork and writing tonight. #
  • 18:16 That is, I'm writing, rather than doing schoolwork! Christ, do I even know how to write?? #
  • 20:44 Wrote one whole page! #
  • 21:10 Another rejection email. I'll send the thing back out tomorrow. #
  • 21:48 Poor Brokaw...they really don't give a crap about what he says, do they? #
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06 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:14 No tests, no MS backlog. Feels great!! ♫ blip.fm/~cyrk #
  • 07:18 Now, on to the next piece...whatever that is. #
  • 10:21 1.5 handwritten pages of new stuff this morning, plus a page of notes!! Of course, it wasn't on the piece I had planned, but still. #
  • 12:19 Student loans are magically in deferment?? Do I want to keep them there? #
  • 14:19 Trying not to judge the 1/2 page I wrote at lunch as total shit. It's at least as good as the 1.5 pgs. of shit I wrote this morning! ;) #
  • 16:19 Clowns and jokers--appropos for work today. ♫ blip.fm/~d4go #
  • 18:22 Because the hell at work today, I probably won't be writing tonight. Well, maybe 1/2 a page, we'll see. #
  • 20:21 Damn...I *knew* there was an editing project I'd forgotten about! Guess that, like my new piece, will have to wait until Friday. #
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05 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:36 Today's Grab-the-World-By-the-Shorthairs Theme: ♫ blip.fm/~cq69 #
  • 09:31 Though, after editing and submitting 2 stories while studying for a midterm, maybe I need to leave the world's shorthairs alone for a bit. #
  • 18:30 Ah, nothing like a one-day rejection. #
  • 20:08 And, the story's already out to the next market. #
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What Am I Doing Here?

In 40+ years of Doctor Who, the most often asked question is not, "Doctor, who?"

It's the question I'm asking as I think about exactly what else to do on this site besides cross-posting my tweets.

04 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:41 Can't remember the last time I was so grateful for a Saturday morning. ♫ blip.fm/~ci1r #
  • 14:18 Am I...am I actually done editing the latest MS?? #
  • 16:16 Did some more edits, to clean the thing up a little more. Down to 3100 words. Looks ready to submit, to me! #
  • 16:17 Now for some food and a STAR TREK 2.0 rerun on TV. I deserve, don't you think? #
  • 17:06 zomg! DOCTOR WHO Series 4 screenplays!! www.thewriterstale.com/scr.html #
  • 18:14 MS is done (as much as it's gonna get) and submitted! Knock on wood... #
  • 21:16 WTF? I rented BATMAN:GOTHAM KNIGHT last week and tonight they show it on the fucking Cartoon Network! Bad timing. Story of my life. #
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03 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:23 Needs a little bit o' _____ to relax my mind. ♫ blip.fm/~c5v5 #
  • 11:16 Saw his life flash before his eyes on the bus this morning--twice!! #
  • 11:26 Revised new MS this morning. It's only 3500 words, so I just have to worry about it not sucking. #
  • 14:52 Every cell in my body screams for caffeine! #
  • 15:15 Trying to edit the MS on the d/l at work, but I just don't have the headspace. #
  • 16:11 It can only get easier from here... ♫ blip.fm/~cc6f #
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02 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 06:39 Work+class+midterm=13-hour day today. ♫ blip.fm/~bsom #
  • 09:21 I'm either adequately prepared, or I've massively underestimated how hard this midterm's gonna be ;). #
  • 12:08 Needlessly fell off the red-eye wagon this morning. #
  • 12:15 After this mid-term, I gotta do something about these numbers: tinyurl.com/3wwbzp #
  • 15:17 Doesn't look like I'll be able to sneak in any last-minute studying at work :(. #
  • 16:56 Didn't plan my dinner options very well... #
  • 22:32 Figuring I did fair to middlin' on the midterm. #
  • 22:37 Got a book and other cool swag in the mail today from Small Beer Press, www.lcrw.net/ #
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September Scorecard

Bet you thought you'd never see these again, huh? Neither did I, for awhile. But last month, I started a slow turnaround. Hopefully these numbers--well, the acceptance and publication numbers--go up.


*I reset the count on these, because a couple of the markets I submitted stories to ages ago either never responded or have apparently folded.

01 October 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:25 Back in the saddle today. ♫ blip.fm/~bgys #
  • 10:34 So far, so good. Still conscious, anyway. #
  • 14:26 Still alive. But I'm phoning it in at this point. #
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