Month: October 2009

Whew. Didn’t get as much done in October as I would have liked. Ah well, I’ll live. Still got stuff done! Finished the ten-minute play for the competition.Got the sonnet ready for the sonnet competition.Got some poems done. My goal for next month is simple. You know NaNoWriMo? Well, I’m doing my own little invention:…

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Deliberate Practice

I’m reading a book called Talent is Overrated, in which the author espouses the benefits of deliberate practice. I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently, wondering where I’m going in my writerly career and trying to decide what I have to do. Apparently a lot. There are a bunch of great examples in the…

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Yay! I finished a book today! The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. Finally, something to review on Goodreads. I’m also pretty close to finishing up my re-read of Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, our current mentor of the month. Last time I read this book, I was thirteen. Around my birthday. Which…

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I am seduced by the thought of reading…but recently I’ve been on a stop/start program. Here’s the list of books currently in progress:Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankAnne Frank: The Life, The Book, The Afterlife by Francine ProseWorld War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max BrooksCaramelo by Sandra CisnerosThe…

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Time to Pay Up

It’s that day: The day that I must pay up on bet conditions. Since Ali beat me (smoked me! creamed me! made me sit in the corner and cry for three days!) I must now take her to dinner with Deb. Here is also where I must tell you that Ali, while demonish, is no…

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Using Momentum

If the whole point of the contest was to push out words, I did that. And did enough to accomplish the goals that I set for September. There are more check marks than normal. So, using the momentum that was created while being challenged by the crazy wordsmiths that are my friends, I have set…

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