Monthly Archive for: "October, 2016"
At one time double, triple and quadruple negatives were allowed. And the more negatives you used, the more negative your message was. It makes sense to me.
One of the cures for writer’s block is writing about it. Or at least it was for me. I also sent out a few e-mails right after blogging two weeks ago. All of that seems to have loosened up the pipes. Or it’s just totally idiosyncratic. Since most of me and what I do is idiosyncratic, we’ll go with that.
The Duck Duck Go search engine is not only absolutely without peer, it’s also my new dictionary. When a word doesn’t look right, I cut and paste it in the search box. In nanoseconds I get this polite little question in blue that says: Did you mean xxxx? Where xxxx is the word I’d been trying to spell but was so far off. I swear I couldn’t hit Godzilla in a fat suit for spelling.
I’m stuck in a horrid writer’s block. I’ve read all this advice about how you keep the internal filters turned off and don’t let the voices tell you how truly bad your shit of a novel is. Only, I don’t get that far. I don’t want to sit down and write. It fills me with an abject horror just thinking of opening the word processor. Even this blog is ten days late by my internally imposed deadline. Crap. Fluids. Vomit.
I’ve been cleaning. Both my wife and the cat are avoiding me. Probably they think they’re clean enough.