wish I'd said that

A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world - John le Carre

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Wow. I 'm bad at this...but I guess you already know that.

Lots has been going on.
Had a short, story that I had to write and prepare for the Read-Off at Key Con in Winnipeg, where I attended the Aurora Awards, not really expecting to win as I have no web presence or readership, okay, some, as I did make it into the 5 finalists, but not surprised when my name wasn't called. (I got smote by Eileen Bell, of Women of the Apocalypse. No surprise.)

Anyway I had to cut my original "vomit draft" of 5700 words down to 3 pages (850 words) as the requirement for the Read-off was under 5 minutes. Ouch. But, hey, I did it!
It's a fascinating, frustrating but ultimately rewarding exercise for any masochistic writers out there (Is that a redundancy?)

On top of my frenzy of editing, I was working extra shifts at Home Depot and dealing with computer problems, so any way, I'm back and have promised myself, and by extension, the Greater U, to do better.

So, we'll see.
But, you know what the road to Hell is paved with...no, not tombstones and not Persephone's tears, although I like that.

So how 'bout that oil spill? So far in the game Mother Nature - 7, BP - 0.

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