Hi. Yell at me, please. Thank you kindly.

I needed caffeine.  And chocolate.  And then more caffeine.

Yesterday I unscrewed the top of my head off for a while and set it aside.  It was the best possible thing that I could have done.

The writer’s group was amazing.  Reading and critiquing is a way that keeps your mind engaged even while it’s resting from the creative process.  The owner of the cafe is awesome, and is taking a bit of an interest in us.  Today I did Grown-Up Responsible Things for several hours, and then I finally sat down to write about two hours ago.  I wrote a flash and then a poem that I think is bizarrely poignant, if there is such a thing.  And then I submitted like a fiend!  I plan to submit a story to Glimmer Train before the end of the month, but I have to pull it off of the old computer.  It’s a sweet tale with a little bit of swagger called Sweet, Sweet Sonja T.  I like it.

Do you guys know what would help me?  Yell at me about querying.  No joke.  I need a gentle nudge, with a nail-studded baseball bat, preferably.  But do it in a kindly worded way so I’m not collapsed on the floor crying after you leave.  Better yet, promise me niceties after I do queries.  Point me toward great music and tell me that I’m pretty. 

Pieces out: 38

Goal: 40 by tonight.  Go team, Rah rah rah!

0 Comments on “Hi. Yell at me, please. Thank you kindly.”

  1. I’m not very good at yelling unless we’re talking politics… Here goes: Sadie get away from that oatmeal cookie and sit down at your computer right now!! Write something brilliant because I know you will and then send it to me so I can compliment you for the next 24 hours!

    There! Yelling, niceties and the promise of praise! What more could you ask for?

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