Monday, July 30, 2007

Legal Uppers

Amazing how a few hours with certain people can work as a tonic.

I usually go out to dinner with the Sunday Group of the CSFWG on the last Sunday of the month. Yesterday, I sat in on the critique portion as well even though I hadn't read the submissions (although based on the comments, I will go back and read them). Even so, the critiques and suggestions are still helpful. Some of this stuff is just good sense to apply to any kind of writing.

At the dinner portion of the evening, we talked about some of the writing issues and more suggestions were made. But mainly we talked. About writing, of course. About books we're reading and enjoying, or not enjoying, and why. About movies, television. About life in general. We voted on names for Jenny and Shane's baby. We sympathized with Nicole's quest for a flowered dress for a wedding she's attending, because it was obvious that Nicole didn't want to buy a flowered dress. We rehashed the final Harry Potter book. Ali and D.B. talked about going bead shopping together. And we laugh. A lot.

I'm ready to write. I'm ready to work on TNN. A good thing, too, because Jenny hasn't finished with MMG yet. She, too, has been caught up in Pottermania--even moreso because of her job. And I'm really okay with that. Last week I would have been upset. It would have been another reason to be in a bad mood. But I think I'm reaching the point she was talking about a few months ago. I'm ready to rewrite MMG, but I'm not feeling like it's my one and only goal. Like it's the one thing that will make or break me as a writer.

And I'm in a really good mood today. Thanks gang!

7 comments:

Jenny said...

Whew! Feel like I dodged a bullet there...

-John said...

Me too. But don't tell anyone what I said about that one thing regarding that one person whose one thing had something to do with another thing which may or may not have offended someone else even though the aforementioned thing can't really be held against anyone despite the fact it's really only happened to the me yet at the same time it didn't.

Again, don't tell ANYONE.

-John said...

I mean it.

Debbie said...

But what about that other thing that you said about that other person? Because you were rather stentorian on that issue as if you really didn't care who heard you. Can I tell people about that one? Or are you going to keep that issue for a future post on your own blog?

-John said...

I don't even know what we are talking about anymore, or what stentorian means...now my head hurts.

Jenny said...

Stentorian: Very loud; booming

Yeah, thanks Deb, I had to look that one up too.

Debbie said...

Really? Don't know where I picked that one up. I always think that if I know a word, then everyone does. Hmmm.