5 Random Things, Part IV

Posted on 09 March 2011

1. I thought my morning writing spot was closed for some mysterious reason when I arrived today; it turns out I was so early they hadn’t turned on the lights yet.

2. A friend visiting from out of town recently told me I should blog about how we were decoupaging. I said no, not only because that would involve admitting I was actually decoupaging, but also because I’d probably run the risk of connecting decoupage with writing in some cheesy way. “Oh yeah,” she said, “I guess your blog kind of has a point.” (I’m sure some would beg to differ.)

3. While I read a lot last weekend, I didn’t make any progress on my stack of lit mags like I said I would. I refuse to feel guilty about this.

4. My latest copy of Under Observation came addressed to “Laura Maylene Walter, Lakewood Writer Extraordinaire.”

5. The Onion tells us why we haven’t finished our novels.

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6 responses to 5 Random Things, Part IV

  • lisahgolden says:

    I’m on your blog at the same time you’re on mine! I have about ten people to whom I want to share that Onion piece. Perfect.

    No. 4 made me clap.
    No. 3 reminded me of why I’m thinking I’ll take a 30 day internet break. I want to read and my self-discipline is for poo.
    No. 1 I love being early.
    No. 2 Your blog does have a point which I appreciate but stepping out of it isn’t always a bad thing. I love the photo.

  • Teri says:

    I’m glad your spot was available. It’s a shock to arrive and see that it might not be! Whew.

    I love a list. Any kind of list. And I totally relate — especially to the Lit Mag Reading part. I’m so far behind I don’t even know where to start.

  • Averil Dean says:

    Aw,’fess up. You know you’re feeling guilty about that stack of lit mags. Tell mama …

  • Lyra says:

    3. My bathroom currently bears a strong resemblance to a Hoarders episode, Paris Reviews, NYR of Books, Sonoma Reviews, Poetrys…
    But I feel guilty about it.

    4. Awesome

  • Lyn Hawks says:

    Laura, I admire your confession of making cheesy connections between any life moment and writing. The curse of writers is seeing symbol, echoes, and resonance in EVERYTHING. I found out on the Gregorc learning styles/personality inventory that I’m a “concrete random,” which means I love the details and love all those random connections. I have to sit on my hands in meetings where I want to connect everything to everything. Never mind what I face when I revise…oh, the places my manuscript goes with tangents!


  • Becky Tuch says:

    Glad to see lit mags make the list of things to do. It’s true–getting around to reading them is a challenge. But at least they’re on the list!

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