and how are you?
I thought I would give you a quick Wednesday run down of where things stand with everythinginbetween. So, first of all, #1:
despite lovely invitations from the incredibly talented Charlotte and Kerryn I am not participating in National Blog Posting Month. To be honest, I didn’t even consider it because last year I tried and I think I pooped out on day two or three. Reader, I am incapable of blogging every day. I am barely capable of blogging more than twice a week. I don’t know why it is – I have tried other patterns, to blog more frequently, but I simply can’t maintain them for any serious length of t ime. I DID consider suspending everythinginbetween for the month and highlighting all the other AMAZING blogs that WILL be participating, thus giving them more attention from me than they would normally receive and pointing your directiont towards them. I thought – heck – then I could participate in National Novel Writing Month, but despite the success of some of my friends last year, I’m in a good rhythm with my novel currently and I have three trips planned for November alone, so, reader,
#2 I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo either – why mess with my current mojo? I have decided, however, to take Charlotte’s lead with her Tales from the Web and so for each Friday during the month of November I will feature 10 – 15 of my favorite posts from those participating in NaBloPoMo. I hope to then parlay this into a regular feature sharing blog love as so many of you give so much love and support to me.
#3 – I wasn’t going to AWP this year. I wasn’t, I wasn’t – until Nova pointed out how amazing it’s going to be. John Irving? Charles Simic? Joyce Carol Oates? Are you freaking kidding me? And to top it off, New York City? I am going. S. is probably going to come too, for vacation, not for the conference. So, who else will be attending? This will be my fourth time attending and it is always, always worth it. Surely some of you out in the blog world will be attending as well?
#4 – My review of Coronado is coming up Friday. It is not good, so for those of you of the “If you can’t say anything nice” camp you might not want to check in on Friday. It looks like I will finish 3 out of 4 of my RIP reads, and possibly all 4 I really haul booty. We shall see – I need to finish Lolita for my writing workshop as well.
#5 – I hate the design company I’m using for work. This is the first time I’ve really had a guy truly bully me in the workplace, and I don’t know how to handle it. I don’t know how to be professional with someone bullying me. I want to call him a dick, but something tells me that wouldn’t get me very far. I sort of want to cry, but that’s so wimpy. I am so exceedingly frustrated with this project I just want to call it quits altogether, but of course I can’t do that, either. I am sure it will be better tomorrow.
For now I have to go read another proof of a project that should have been completed months ago. Five o’clock and my hour on the elliptical trainer can’t come quickly enough!