Category: Attitude

Taking Leaps

Read a bit of Neil Gaiman and you’ll quickly realize that he has flexible ideas of reality. Yeah, I know his stock in trade is fantasy. I’m not talking about that. No, what I’m talking about is Gaiman’s willingness to take leaps, and his confidence that you’ll leap with him. A couple of years ago,…

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Constructive vs Destructive

First off: What Deb Said. Second off:Today I had a woman, a writer, come into the store where I work to talk to me. We have had previous conversations and I took a writing sample of hers to be considered for one of the groups. Now, I also told her about another critique group that…

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Oh God, Oh God, Oh God

I just hit the ‘send’ button on the query/five pages submission, and about passed out. My brother is laughing uproariously in the backgroud–ranting about how the first submission is always rejected. I’m trying to think of it all as a short story submission. I’ve just been working on this short story for a couple years,…

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First steps are an amazing thing to watch. Today, Bryce was leaning on a box of Owen’s legos. He was sorta standing by himself and giving little bounces. I clapped with him. He smiled. And then he stood by himself. Something in his eyes told me that he was ready. For the last couple months…

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Revision…it’s the pits

Last night was Ali’s big thesis critique, and judging from her blog I think she thinks it didn’t go so well. So I think that maybe I didn’t get something across that I meant to. She put a lot of work into those revisions–the new stuff was obvious. It was thougtful. It was a new…

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Comments from the Peanut Gallery

Friday night, after closing on Thursday evening and then opening on Friday morning, I attended the Fourth Annual American Icon. Didn’t participate in this one–unless you count whooping and hollering for my buds participation. And let me tell you: Deb, Fleur, and John kicked all kinds of butt. Deb conquered her fear and stood in…

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Failure Sound-Off

Everyone else did it. (See Ali, Deb, and John at right…) Right now I’m looking for a job. Already I’ve done two interviews and two second interviews–so now it’s a foot race for who can offer me better stuff. And that sounds good, right? Here’s the thing: None of them are the job I really…

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