Ewww! What the….? I didn’t know stuff could even ooze out of there. Is that even a real color?
Oh, hey! How long have you been standing there? I didn’t know I left the door open. Sorry about that gross display. Just have a minor case of Writer’s Block today and…
Come back! It’s not contagious. And even if it were, I’m pretty sure it’s not airborne. At least, not like the Walking-Dead-I’m-gonna-infect-everyone-airborne.
Actually, this mini-disease gives me an excuse to fill you in on what’s up.
Like yours, my life is a little nutty right now. Deadlines (real ones–day job stuff) are crashing down on me and I’ll be getting caught up on those in between flights to Denver, Dallas and Fargo.
Part of my writer’s block might also be because I’ve been bleeding my words onto other people’s pages (yikes, more contagious body fluids?) I’m a regular contributor for MyEmpoweredWorld.com and having a pretend writing job is just as busy as a real one. Additionally, this week, Christy is gracious enough to let me hang out at her house at RoS while she unplugs for a bit after losing her beloved pooch, Spot last week. Hugs and love to our friend…it’s been a rough week for her.
Check out RoS on Monday to see Aussa and Nicole Marie’s “Life in 6 Songs” and then look for my second installment of the Braveheart Chronicles slated for Thursday. I won’t be re-running that piece over here because I’m too chicken. (tee! hee! I can feel irony running down the back of my throat!)
And speaking of running. I ran the first 5K of the season yesterday in sub-freezing temps and a 25 mph North head-wind. Despite the elements, I placed 7th overall, 4th in the women’s division and first in my age group. So what if there were only two of us running in that age category and that I was probably just hungrier for the free pancakes than the rest of the clan. I was expecting a tiara for even showing up for the blasted race but the shiny medal (and pancakes) will do!
FINALLY, I need your help. My beautiful cousin Ruth sent me a link to apply for the Amtrak writer’s residency where 24 lucky folks ride the rails and write across America. Amtrak already has 9000 entries so it’s a long shot, but I think I’m gonna apply!
One of the requirements is to submit a writing sample. I am my own worst critic and really don’t know what I should submit. Humor? Satire? Serious? Argh! It freaks me out a little, so can you help?
Here are your favorites according to “likes” and comments. Vote for which one you think would resonate best with a judge. A judge that might be wearing a cool conductor’s hat.
Well…I guess that’s it. Thanks for stopping by and reading this mindless nonsense. One of the remedies to cure Writer’s Block is to, er, WRITE about it. Looks like I’m on the road back to recovery.
*Credit to images 1/2 are embedded in file. Images 3/4 are mine.