Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm Really Going To Do This. Really.

Over at The Literary Lab they are hosting a contest called Notes From Underground.

I am going to enter it.

No, really. I am going to enter it. I am going to write something, and let someone see it, AND let them pass judgement on it.

AND I will not pass judgement on it before they can do that. There you have it.

So join me, won't you? Hop your phobic self (oh yeah, that's just me) on over to the lab and submit something to the contest. You have until August 15th.

Seriously, how hard can it be? *wimper*

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Eating the Elephant

"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time..."

So the writing draught started with losing my laptop, continued with massive amounts of busy life and work, and is thus ending with the reemergence of aforementioned laptop.

I'm now teaching my children how not to be overwhelmed when facing enormous tasks. Their elephant is a messy room. We have decided they will take one bite a day, and before they know it, they will have eaten the whole thing.

I have a herd of elephants... so, one might ask, how do you eat a herd of elephants?

Well, one bite at a time, of course!

My elephants:
The rest of the house that needs cleaning
The laundry of four people (my two sons do their own)
A stack of books that need reading
A novel that needs writing
A project at work that needs finishing
A project at work that needs starting
An anemic blog that needs attention

.....One bite down, a couple thousand to go.....

I will continue to schedule regular bites here until it no longer seems packaderm-esque.