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[Writing Post] Getting Back in Rhythm

Posted by reudaly on October 18, 2017 in Life, Writing |

After a brief “vacation” – as in four days of recharging by unplugging – I’m getting my rhythm back. It’s still a little syncopated, but it’s getting there. Which is good because I have a deadline rapidly approaching. I’ve been working on it, but it needs to be finished and submitted. We’ll see how things go.

This is coming a bit late today because after taking four days off, my days are all askew. Yesterday was a Big Ole Stinky Monday for me. Today had the early leanings that I kinda forgot it was Wednesday (and a lunch meeting threw me off a bit as well). But here we are, figuring out if there’s anything pithy to say.

And while I try to come up with that pithy…something or other…our dogs are rampaging about the house in the cutest manor. Which is quite distracting and a bit loud but adorable. But distractions like this are fleeting because the rampaging only happens for like 5 minutes before they’re crashed out tired.

One of the cool things about one of the tasks I’m working on at the Day Job is seeing what people’s names – and I kid you not, some of them sound very, very alien. Whether it’s from other cultures or just creative spellings, I keep meaning (and need to not have good intentions) to write some of them down for future character names because that’s my biggest weakness – naming things and people.

Such a weakness that I’ve had stories stall out on me because I don’t know what to call a person, place, or thing. I don’t think I’m alone in that. It too a while (and sometimes it’s still a struggle) to be able to draw a line or leave a space and continue on with the story and not let myself get bogged down by something that may or may not be consequential.

Wow…that’s almost LIFE ADVICE right there. Don’t let yourself (myself, whatever) get bogged down by something that may or may not be consequential. As someone who dwells (okay, wallows) in stuff and finds it hard to sometimes let things go…that’s MY “life lesson” to start practicing.

So… let’s get back to writing and not getting bogged down. (If I make it a mantra maybe my psyche will stop laughing when I say/type that line).

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[Pen/Pencil Review] BIC Star Wars Collection

Posted by reudaly on October 16, 2017 in Review, writing instruments |

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a Star Trek girl. I grew up on it. I learned storytelling from it. My first FanGirl crush was on DeForest Kelly as Dr. McCoy. BUT…BUT…I have a lot more Star Wars STUFF. I like Star Wars, I do. It’s mindblowing what it’s been able to accomplish and invent, […]

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[Write the Story] First Love

Posted by reudaly on October 13, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: First Love Words: Dog walker, observe, frightful, broken, curvy, wooden, violet, rabbit, stamp, maze Story “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I show you these?” Dr. Bennett held a stack of cards in her lap. “Maze. Rabbits running. Aww, a broken squeaky toy.” Dr. Bennett put down the cards with a […]

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[Writing Post] Taking Needed Time Off

Posted by reudaly on October 11, 2017 in Life, Writing |

Oh, hey, look. It’s Wednesday. I’m taking some time off this weekend to unplug and recharge (long overdue). Actual time off not just go from one high energy event to another – again LONG overdue. I was one of those people who thought “self-care” was one of those “selfish” new agey concepts that wasn’t a […]

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[Pen/Pencil Review] Parker Urban Rollerball

Posted by reudaly on October 9, 2017 in Review, writing instruments |

This one’s been a long time coming. I bought the Parker Urban in navy blue at Pen Place in Kansas City when we went in April for Spectrum. I did get this one on clearance, but it’s still really nice. The Urban rollerball is an elegant design with an ergonomic, bullet-shaped barrel – which means […]

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[Write the Story] A Much Needed Vacation

Posted by reudaly on October 6, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: A Much Needed Vacation Words: hair salon, burn, escape, waste, yesterday, quack, quaint, jittery, bob, expensive Story “All I have to do is get through today, and then it’s two weeks of escape.” Jeannie watched the det cord burn through the metal around the lock. She kicked the door open. “Where did you say […]

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[Writer Post] Advice Recap

Posted by reudaly on October 4, 2017 in Writing |

Since I’m still recovering from Day Job Stuff (which the marathon finally ended on Sept. 30), and just now getting the brain back I haven’t had a good opportunity to process all that was FenCon – so there’s still a convention report coming…probably. I am easing back into all the post-activity normalcy, which means blog […]

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[Pen/Pencil Review] The Pilot B2P Retractable – Shades of Green

Posted by reudaly on October 2, 2017 in Review, writing instruments |

My moderately convenient Staples is closing. This situation is a whole different rant/post for a later date. We visited to see if we could pick up anything good – I did two more of the Pilot B2P (Bottle to Pen) pens from a 2 for $2 display at the register in shades of green. I […]

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[Write the Story] The Love of Each Other’s Lives

Posted by reudaly on September 29, 2017 in Writing |

Prompt: The Love of Each Other’s Lives Words: piano, fish, store, ceiling fan, behave, breathe, describe, irritating, enthusiastically, righteous Story “You bought me a fish! I knew you loved me!” Cassie enthusiastically hugged the container close. “I noticed you drooling over it in the store. I had to get it for you.” Kent beamed at […]

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[Writing Post] Back to the Land of Something

Posted by reudaly on September 27, 2017 in Conventions, Writing |

I’d say living, but I’ve been living just not online. There’s a good shift back to at least a semblance of normalcy at least in schedule if not in tasking. This has been a giant learning experience, and overall a very valuable one. FenCon was amazing and I need to spend some time to do […]

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