Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

Hello. My name is Susan. And I’m a commaholic.

I left college with an unflinching grasp on the high-holy rules of writing as dictated within the spiral-bound book known well by journalism school survivors: “The Associate Press Style Guide.” To this day, certain AP faux pas make me cringe.

As in:



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Sit down at the computer. Type a sentence. Stare at the sentence for a bit. Delete the first word. Change the middle words. Realize the sentence doesn’t make any sense now. Control –A. Control –X. Regret. Control-Y. Re-read. No, the sentence really didn’t make sense. Delete delete delete delete. Stare.

Maybe I can write about….

  • My new bread machine.
  • How I convinced my husband a bread machine was a necessity.
  • How we bought the bread machine used from his ex-Home Ec. teacher
  • How my husband took Home Ec and he’s a better person for it.
  • The time my husband made himself shorts out of white velvet in Home Ec.
  • Bread recipes.
  • Why it’s bad to blog on an empty stomach.

Some chocolate would be good. I wonder if we have chocolate. I think we have chocolate Special K. Maybe that will suffice. Nope only Cinnamon Pecan Special K. Now all I can think of is a Cadbury Fruit and Nut Bar. K-mart sells them. It’s right across the street. If I leave now I’ll be back in 10, maybe 15 minutes. And then I’ll be able to write.

Shreds of chocolate broke off the candy bar and melted into my t-shirt. I wonder if we have any Spray ‘n’ Wash.

Googling chocolate stain removal with household products.

Why are the measuring cups in the cabinet with the baking soda instead of in the baking drawer.  I wonder if Scott knows there is a baking drawer.

I’m pretty sure that cake mix is expired. I wonder what else in here is expired…. I bet there’s a way to feng shui the kitchen. I could use some increased chi. I wonder what chi actually is. Chi. Chai. Chai tea. Chai tea latte. I really hope that the shopping center expansion across the road includes a Starbucks.

Googling Shopping Center Expansion plus Starbucks.

No results. A girl can dream, I suppose.

A gingerbread latte would be awesome right about now. Maybe they’ll get the syrup soon. Maybe a cinnamon dolce latte.

OK, right, writing. Work.

The cursor blink is hypnotizing. It’s like a metronome. I can use it to keep rhythm with the song playing in my head. “We will we will ROCK YOU.” Blink blink. I’m rocking nothing. Still no words on the page. Maybe if I do some research.

Facebook. Facebook is research.

Nobody has updated in the last 3 minutes, bummer.  Twitter? Nope, nothing new.

If I finish writing I can reward myself with a drive to Starbucks.

Maybe I can write about ….

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