Thursday, February 19, 2009

the writerly life

Oi, I just spent the last day and a half putting together a pitch for the next article I am writing.

It should not take that long! But it's a pretty prestigious magazine that I am approaching and that messed with my mind. Somehow I lost confidence in my ability to write, and subsequently, I lost the ability to write. You should have seen the garbage I was churning out. Blech.

I trashed the works, gave myself a smack up the side of the head and started over. It's much better now. It'll be a while before I can tell you anything more though, as they have a reply time of six to eight weeks.

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The Resident Offspring and I had dinner with my niece last night. She's a great kid and I hope her plans for job chasing pan out. She's got a new tattoo which reminds me of the Radiohead bear, so naturally I approve.
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The Spousal Unit just arrived home from a week in Phoenix, and we've got lots of catching up to do before I head off to the hot spot destination of Red Deer, Alberta tomorrow for a weekend with the Marthas. Ships that pass in the night, we are. It's been a nutty week - out every night - so I am cooking my honey a real supper tonight and then falling asleep while watching Survivor.

14 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

I suspect a lot of us will be falling asleep in front of Survivor in the coming weeks - this season seems like a snooze to me so far.

L said...

Wooo! Good luck with your pitch! I'm sure you'll knock it out of the park. Har har har.

I, too, plan to fall asleep during important television tonight. Hm, funny.

Gifted Typist said...

Good luck with the pitch - it's not the words that are hard ( for you at least) - it's the confidence. Just stay steady.

John Mutford said...

I'm glad you've gotten your writing mojo back. Wouldn't want you writing for the National Post.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Have fun in Red Deer. It sounds like an exotic destination.

glassmeow said...

I liked Red Deer! Spent a week blowing glass there with one of Canada's National Treasures - Laura Donefer http://www.lauradonefer.com/

kelly said...

oh oh...if tyou ever need another smack upside the head.....

Karen's Mouth said...

Love the picture. Just how I always imagined you, type type typing away in your massive hat and furs. Good luck with the pitch!

mister anchovy said...

Good luck with your pitch!

kelly said...

too bad he never offered to take you to Phoenix..but I'm sure Red Deer will be lovely too

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hopefully the bitchiness will start ratcheting up on the show, Wandering Coyote. That's why we watch it, after all.

I do some of my best sleeping while sitting up, Justrun. You should see me in the car.

Thank you for the vote of confidence, Gifted. That is truly just what I needed to hear at this point.

hahaha or Faux News, John!

It's a hot spot, Dr M, sort of like the Las Vegas of central Alberta.

There is culture in Red Deer after all, Glassmeow. Actually we are going to a play and taking a watercolour class, so it's not all monster truck pulls.

I'll be sure to call you, Kelly, thanks for having my back. Or head.

You should see me vacuuming in my hats and furs, Kees! Equally awesome.

I'm not crossing my fingers just yet, Mr Anchovy, as they would be pretty sore after 6-8 weeks.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

And just for that oversight, I have not offered to take him to Red Deer either, Kelly.

justacoolcat said...

I am so clogged full of words that I'm in the same place.

What mag?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I don't really want to let on just yet, JustA, don't want to jinx myself.