Category Archives: writing

But, life, what if you don’t like lemonade?

So, it’s been a rough six weeks here. There have been professional setbacks/layoffs. There has been a family emergency and some necessary, open-ended rescheduling of two major trips to which we were all looking forward. Also, I’ve been working. This … Continue reading

Posted in jobs, writing | 3 Comments

500,000 Found Words

This week, I found roughly 500,000 lost words that I wrote over a 6 year period. Backstory: In 2007-2008, I had two catastrophic computer crashes on two separate machines. Shortly before my thesis was due to my adviser, my iBook … Continue reading

Posted in tech, writing | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Progress

Well, I’m 15 pages away from being finished with reaching the 120-page minimum for my thesis.  So that’s the progress of the day. Can someone get me a cookie?  They’re in the freezer.

Posted in grad school, writing | Tagged , | 5 Comments

This made my writerly day

This blog from a sports-writer/blogger at the Kansas City Star about the best sports reporting day he ever had is wonderful. It made me smile quite a lot. Rulon Gardner? Olympics? It’s great, and the original story he wrote (included … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A book is just the beginning

There’s a short entry in the L.A. Times’s “Jacket Copy” blog (read it, it’s usually pretty good) called “The Young and the Published.”  Ben Casnocha, author of a non-fiction book called “My Start-Up Life,” starts with this: Do you have … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rain, rain, write

It’s raining today, and tomorrow, and the next day.  Oregon, woo.  I’m supposed to be working on my thesis today — self-proscribed plan of re-engagement in the whole thing — but I can’t seem to get there.  The problem is … Continue reading

Posted in reading, writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Oh, sweet: I’m on strike

It’s good to know that my work stoppage is actually part of a larger, fictional movement: “Novelists Strike Fails to Affect Nation Whatsoever.”  OK, fine, I haven’t really stopped working — does this mean I’m out of the union?  And, … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment