Self-Imposed Stress

Self-Imposed Stress
An interesting thing about stress, especially self-imposed stress. I desperately wanted to get a new novel finished by Pikes Peak Writers Conference, so I’d have something fresh to pitch to the various agents/editors in attendance. To pull this off, I’d have to write about 1200 words a day, every day for almost 3 months. That’s ...

February Word Challenge: Post Mortem

February Word Challenge: Post Mortem
Welp. February is officially over. I managed to do 8 days out of the 28 in the month. Not a great success rate, to be honest. The month basically conspired to be one of the busiest I’ve had in a long, long time. Work was overwhelming. Writing (not here) ramped up quite a bit. Cub Scouts with ...

February Word Challenge: Day 16

February Word Challenge: Day 16
See here for my intro to what I’m doing this month. Check the bottom of the post for links to other people that are participating on their own blogs. Five Random Words: allege portico entombed Northerner treadling Free Association: buried dead cemetery mausoleum casket cement box cement shoes sink, not swim mobsters mafia Russian hackers ...

February Word Challenge: Day 14

February Word Challenge: Day 14
Happy Valentine’s Day for those of you able and willing to celebrate it! Yeah. I missed yesterday. It was my wonderful wife’s birthday, so post-work time included a fancy dinner and spending time with her. See here for my intro to what I’m doing this month. Check the bottom of the post for links to ...

February Word Challenge: Day 12

February Word Challenge: Day 12
Huh. Been a while since I’ve sat down to do this. I’ve been battling a medium-sized head cold for the past few days, and work has been a bear. I’m on a team of 3 people. 1 has been out for 3 weeks (he’s back Monday!!!), and the other has been in/out taking care of ...

February Word Challenge: Day 8

February Word Challenge: Day 8
What happened to day 7?!?! Wow. It flew right by and I didn’t even notice. I worked from home yesterday and barely had time for a snack during the day. I certainly didn’t have the 10 minutes it takes to do these writing exercises. Today isn’t much different, but I’m forcing the time to be ...

February Word Challenge: Day 6

February Word Challenge: Day 6
Day 5 flew by (shopping and then the Super Bowl) and right after I got home, I crashed and burned. My wife is sick right now, and I think my body is fighting it off as well. This means my energy reserves are low, so my time slotted for doing this yesterday was spent getting ...

February Word Challenge: Day 4

February Word Challenge: Day 4
What happened to day 3?!?! Well, the Day Job was SUPER busy, and I had to work on another large project at lunch and during the evening. The next thing I knew, it was the 4th. Things happen. No need to beat myself up for missing a day. On with day #4! See here for ...

February Word Challenge: Day 2

February Word Challenge: Day 2
See here for my intro to what I’m doing this month. Check the bottom of the post for links to other people that are participating on their own blogs. Five Random Words: approbation rinses mooching parody iterations Free Association: Weird Al Yankovic funny humorous Prince not allowed denied forbidden fruit apple apple of my eye ...

February Word Challenge: Day 1

February Word Challenge: Day 1
See here for my intro to what I’m doing this month. Check the bottom of the post for links to other people that are participating on their own blogs. Five Random Words: crossbeams accomplishments rings performer horror Free Association: brass circus trapeze clown car phone booth Superman Batman The Joker Harley Quinn Suicide Squad comic books ...