It's anonymous, it's cathartic, and on paper it's fairly humorous. Give it a try! Be salty before you're angry.
"What do we need from the store? I already have 'measuring cups' written down."
You'll all be pleased to know today is National Be Late For Something today. You might think I'm making this up to excuse missing a post, but I beg to differ. Look it up.
It's that time of month again, kids. What are your most interesting (or most suspect) searches for the sake of writing? Here are some of mine.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Digging through the fresh rubble that is my July draft, I find I have a lot of soul-searching to do. Most writers who edit their own work seem to. In the wake of the Nano writing bender, I offer you the frank confessions of a haggard writer-in-editing.
"I bought my ticket outta Hell the same way I bought my ticket in: feedin' the baby diamonds."
When I hit writer's block, seven times out of ten it means I didn't know my characters well enough. If I knew my hero, I'd know exactly what he planned to do next. If I knew my villain, I'd know exactly what he's been up to in the background. So maybe it's time we writers asked them to dinner.
I'm having some trouble letting go of the "Stars" daily excerpts, so here's one last hurrah: the crazy nonsense garbage sentences I wrote before I fell asleep on my laptop! I've been combing these ugly babies out of the draft for three days now, but here are some of the best.
Well, it's that time of month again: time to review all the bizarre writing research you've had to do.