An Uncapped Pen

September 23, 2008

Time To Quit Effing Around

Filed under: Family,Writing — cindylv @ 9:15 pm

My e-friend, Lisa Kenney, posted about writing/not writing and said that she needs to quit effing around.  I think that sums up where I am on my novel.  I’ve been mulling over ideas and writing sketches and snippets for two short stories, but my novel lies gathering dust on the corner of the kitchen table.

Since I went down to half-time at work last week, I’ve caught up on my sleep, soaked in the tub, walked the dog (miles and miles), done loads and loads of laundry and dishes, read a few novels, vacuumed, and worked an auction.  I’m well-rested, well-fed, exercised, quite clean and . . . not writing much.

We’re headed to California for a family wedding this weekend.  I’ll spend quality time with my grandson, and probably drink too much wine with my lovely sisters-in-law, avoid my mother-in-law, and wear shoes that HURT!  I don’t plan on writing much (but that’s when I usually do my best work.)  I’ll bring my notebook and my speedy pens and do my best.

Come next week, it’s definitely time to quit effing around!



  1. Have a great time in the Southland and wave when you (sort of) pass me… :-)

    Comment by angel — September 23, 2008 @ 11:00 pm | Reply

  2. Of course I’ll wave. And honk really loud, too!

    Comment by cindylv — September 23, 2008 @ 11:20 pm | Reply

  3. Enjoy yourself; and do quit– I’ll let you say it. ;)

    Comment by usman — September 25, 2008 @ 4:01 am | Reply

  4. Hey, me too! I was ready to stop effing around and then I got sick and now I’m obsessed with the election — but this weekend — I mean it!

    Comment by lisakenney — October 3, 2008 @ 12:28 am | Reply

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