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!