Saturday, June 04, 2011

Leaving on a jet plane

Some are jetting off to exotic climes like Blargistan or the Berks conference. Dame Eleanor, What Now, ADM, Dr. Koshary, and others are doing the summer writing challenge that Notorious and ADM are hosting. Still others are contemplating workspaces, like Profgrrrl, or devising monthly challenges, like nicoleandmaggie, or thinking about summer writing, like Dr. Crazy, or being (rightly) concerned about the editing they're receiving, like Horace.

As for me, I'm doing some of the above, including enough travel to disrupt the writing process, not that it takes much to disrupt the writing process. I was away, and now I'm back, and shortly I'll be leaving again. It's all stuff I signed up to do, so I shouldn't complain, but when has that ever stopped me from complaining?

Those long quiet days of trying out arguments on the cats as I sat at the desk may be over for a while, but I'll bet--or hope--that there's a burst of writing when I get back.

7 comments:

Ink said...

Have a wonderful trip! (And I think the writing we do in our head, to and fro other places, counts, too!)

undine said...

Ink, I'm sorry--I meant to mention your choices post, too! (I'm a Library Thing user.)

Dr. Koshary said...

As a matter of fact, the post of mine that you linked to is about my book manuscript, which is not what I've set as my summer writing workshop project. That would be the "summertime article" that I mention shamefacedly on a sidebar on my blog. The book is really the more important matter, but I feel like fixing on August 19th as the end date for drafting my first book is just setting myself up for failure. The article, I hope, is the more reasonable proposition for the workshop, but so far I seem to be procrastinating from that by working on the book. Whatever works, you know?

Enjoy your trip!

nicoleandmaggie said...

Excerpt from a conversation yesterday:
#1: oh oh, you'd better not read inktopia
#2: why not?
#1: um... trying to say this in a way that won't make you angry just thinking about it...
she is comparing something you like to something you don't like and having the opposite opinion
#2: go on just say it (-:,
#1: librarything vs goodreads
#2: oh that
yes, I hate goodreads but it's not as upsetting as patriarchy (-:,
#1: it is true
in a world without librarything, I bet you would appreciate goodreads
but the patriarchy doesn't even mow the lawns it forces us to upkeep
#2: sure. hehehe

p.s. the captcha code is so derailed it spelled it derialed.

Cyn said...

Oh my gosh, you don't have to link to me. No worries.

And NicoleandMaggie: I had no idea it was a controversial issue. Interested in why you don't like it--come tell me! :)

undine said...

Sorry I mixed up the two, Dr. Koshary. It's writing, so it's all good!

nicoleandmaggie--If both types of sites didn't exist, we'd have to invent them just to have a choice.

nicoleandmaggie said...

#2 is working on a sufficiently ranty post. :)

#1 gets more ranty about say, pizza type. (Chicago-style all the way, baby!)