I had a podcast episode that I had planned to release today, but after careful consideration I’ve decided not to. It was nothing controversial– I couldn’t fix the audio. I’d recorded in a new environment and you can hear incessant background noise that I’d hoped my mic hadn’t picked up on.
But it did. And try as I did to isolate and tone the sounds down, it just muddled the audio that I did want you guys to hear. So I’ll re-record it with the interviewee at a time when she can fit me in again.
In the meantime, how is your week going so far? I’d actually gotten some writing down yesterday in the form of an outline for a kid’s picture I want to write. While that wasn’t my project this week, I wasn’t about to shut off the muse faucet after I’d been stuck for a while. Now let’s hope this transfers over when I go back to writing my novel this week!
Happy Writer Wednesday, Movember and NaNoWriMo!
I was going to talk about my feelings on Grey, 50 Shades of Grey as told by Christian. I’d gotten it from the library a few days ago and had recently finished it. I wanted to talk about my take on it, but instead this post will be about writing and emotions. Grey will be the next topic of discussion.
Attention my fellow writers on the East Coast…
Tonight (this morning’s) theme: Love Ballad from LTD. This came out before my time, but I absolutely love this song.
So my left hand has been sore for about 2 weeks now. I figured that I had overworked it while at work moving some cookbooks (those monsters are heavy!).
Even though I was resting it on my off days, the soreness persisted. I finally went to the hospital and thankfully, I don’t have a fracture. But they figured that I had pulled a tendon in my hand, hence the soreness.
If you follow me on twitter or Instagram, then you’ve seen the splint I have to wear for the week. It’s not bad, but I do have to get used to slowing it down for a minute. So instead of tying with one hand, I’m putting my writing on hold for the week. Doctor’s orders are to rest my hand, so that’s what I’ll be doing. I need my hands to be at 100%, so I think my characters can wait one week.
What are you guys up to this week?
I was going to rant about this, but I came across this very subject from Bob Saenz, and enjoyed it. So give it a read: The Mean Old Writer
Last night, I was asked to collaborate on a project to write a children’s book about learning math. The idea wasn’t mine, but I was approached to write the script for a picture book. The person who came to me was told by a 3rd party they could get the book published once it’s done. And that was it. I mean, that’s all the information I was given.
People often say that the first step is the hardest.
I was recently asked how do I manage to keep all my ideas organized. There are times I don’t feel they’re very organized—they can be a bit jumbled. But it’s helped me to write almost everything down so it can be organized later.
So in the middle of doing 10 different things at once, I’d come across this entry from Chuck Wendig that I’d like to share with you guys. It’s a subject I was going to write about, but I think he drives the point home harder than I could. So enjoy!
Fuck Your Pre-rejection Penmonkey