In two days NaNoWriMo 2013 will be upon us. Are you ready?This will be my fifth NaNoWriMo in five years and once again I waited until this week to decide on an idea. So I have an idea, the vaguest of ideas, and I'm ready to jump in.Need some advice on NaNoWriMo? Try these:Anne Cursu @anneursu9m"I … Continue reading NaNoWriMo- Are you ready?
May 21, 1994 Dear Diary,We Lost the championship softball game. I feel bad because it was partly my fault. I made the 3rd out and I missed a pop fly and I could have thrown someone out at second. Even though I'm upset about the SB game I'm happy. My pen pal Valerie wrote me back. … Continue reading Mortification Monday
I fist discovered Aqueduct on the O.C. (sidenote: that show had the best music). If my life were a movie and I was in a fight (slow-motion, obviously) this is the song I'd have in the background as I gave a roundhouse kick to some jerk's jugular. I get the red out When I take … Continue reading Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 5 “Hardcore Days & Softcore Nights”
Untitled (2/11/1998) Instead of lighting up a room when you walk in it grows cold and the chills numb me and I forget'what it feels like to be your friend but that is virtually impossible because I never really was you friend Notes: The line breaks in this are killing me. Also, I have … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday
Not that I'm feeling rejected lately (cue the Universe to hand me bad news in ten ten minutes) but some days you still need a pick-me-up even though nothing's wrong except for the fact that it's a Saturday and you're at work, or the Sun has disappeared for the next nine months. Today's track on … Continue reading Rejection Playlist, Volume 3, Track 5 “The View”
Brand New Khakis (2/11/1998) Size two conforming to my legs reminding me of my childhood when everyday was sunny My sunshine is tan cotton Until I fade away
Like Avery, Madison has her own "at bat" song in Secret Heart. I doubt that she knows who Kate Nash is (more of Avery's territory and musical taste), but "I've Got a Secret" captures Madison perfectly. Madison, of course, is student council president, soccer team captain, all-around Golden Girl. She's afraid of her relationship with Avery … Continue reading Secret Heart Playlist, Track 2: “I’ve Got a Secret”
In which I confess my fears of never writing a novel, not voting for myself for the All-Star game, and pretty much throw a giant pity party.
I've been listening to a lot of Eisley's "Ambulance while writing Secret Heart. It ties into the rejection theme nicely. I need an ambulance I took, I took the worst of the blow Send me a redeemer Let me know if I'm gonna be alright Am I gonna be alright? 'Cause I know how it … Continue reading Rejection Playlist Volume 3, Track 4 “Ambulance”
Secreting the Soul (2/5/1998) Hell neverceasing wounds never bleeding locked my beating heart in a jar next to the cow's eyes the pig's brain aren't we all insane sometimes laughing at our self-preservation we can't throw our souls away and hide in a bottle of formaldehyde Notes: I might have be insane when I wrote … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday