Sunday, March 18, 2012

Better Than Nothing

I've been meaning to write this post since Thursday, just to keep that insecure mess from being the first thing you see on this page, and to keep on writing every other day as I had been. But I've also been meaning to answer e-mails to three or four people and write e-mails to at least two more. I'm having difficulty doing anything much except what I have to do, i.e. work and make meals and run on the treadmill (literal and figurative) and teach yoga and keep going. I don't know how it happened, but there don't seem to be enough hours in the day, anymore, again. I think I'm going to have to knock off my copy-editing job one day this week to catch up on e-mails and get a damn grip.

On one of the last two evenings, I don't know which one, I opened up this New Post window to type in a note about what I would absolutely for-sure write about the next day, to motivate me to say something, for sure and certain. This is what I typed:
i'm a fraud, not a grownup 
I don't actually know how I was going to turn that into a coherent post that had something to do with writing, and wouldn't just be a sad admission before bedtime. So now it's kind of a curiosity. I remember thinking something about there being strength in this admission while I was typing it, not weakness, but I really have no idea what subject matter I was kneading at the time.

I still haven't started revising the horror novel! That deserves an exclamation point because I can't believe I haven't done it yet. It now has a deadline for revisions, because Maleesha somehow snake-oiled me into going to the Pikes Peak Writers Conference (WHERE ARE THE APOSTROPHES, YOU'RE WRITERS, GAAAH), and I set up a pitch meeting there, and the finished book that's closer to ready for a pitch meeting is the horror book, and I really really need to get 'er ready. Really. It's only just over a month away. Why haven't I started?

The decision that I made to go to the writers' conference should be a post in itself. Which I think I'll save for my next post (tomorrow? if I knock off work?), because right now I have to go and teach. Where did my hours go?


maleesha said...

Ooh, I want to hear your reasons! Also it's Pikes Peak Writers Conference because the group that puts it on is called Pikes Peak Writers ;) Can't wait!

Katharine Coldiron said...

But it should be Pike's Peak Writers' Conference. TWO missing apostrophes. How did it come to that?

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...No one ever called it Pike's Peak when I lived was ALWAYS Pikes. As far as writers, I think it's just writers plural and that is that. I guess we can ask them when we get there and finish this once and for all~!

Katharine Coldiron said...

Wikipedia says it was formerly Pike's Peak (named after its first non-Indian sighter, Zebulon Pike, and therefore it would indeed be the Peak of Pike, Pike's Peak) and was changed (here's an explanation), which is pretty sensible but still INCORRECT. If it was a conference by and for plural writers, it would still be a Writers' Conference. But they can name it whatever they want to.

Not that this kind of thing bugs me, or anything.