October 29th, 2008

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good meme

(from lilithsaintcrow)

Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage/relationship (or if you think you might be someday), and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.

Darn right! No on 8!
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Viable Paradise, One Year Later

I just spent the last hour reading all my blog posts about Viable Paradise last year (VPXI, ow!). It was fun to relive the experience, to have memories pop back up in my brain, to see what I was going through at the time.

It was also tough to read my thoughts on the issues I identified in my writing back then, as discussed in posts titled Face the Music, Almost Home, and One Week Later.

Because I have to ask myself: Have I gotten any better on those issues? I still feel like I write shallow stories, like I'm not really able to get inside my characters, like I'm not able to be in the character's head, to see through the character's eyes, to coherently express the character's thoughts and feelings.

These were issues I ran into in the Lincoln City Workshop last month, things I realized about my writing while there - I need to dig deeper. Maybe I do dig deeper now than I did while at Viable Paradise. But I need to go deeper still, and to also coherently express that deepness, so that I can get the story that's in my head onto the paper.

This stuff ain't easy, is it? Nope. It ain't easy at all. Onward.
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm also "jeffsoesbe")

  • 07:07 last dream before waking: at college, in cafeteria w/friends, dinner of sliced fruit, (bad) cheese sandwiches, and pb&j #
  • 10:51 at work, working and then it's Samosa Chaat from Chaat Cafe for lunch! yummmm. #
  • 10:51 @egriffith talk subjects: politics is good, as is the economy. Or the continuing conspiracy to hide the presence of space aliens on Earth! #
  • 15:01 @egriffith it's all connected, man, it's all connected to the aliens. don't you get it?!?! #
  • 21:18 Wednesday is dessert night. Mmmmm, cinnamon roll ... #
  • 21:20 @egriffith But Obama had a pie maker, too! It was cool... #
  • 21:21 @gregvaneekhout he had your guitar, do you have his job at Wal-Mart? #
  • 21:22 surprisingly tired for such a non-active day. and there's bills, and picking up the house, and laundry, and writing to be done... #
  • 22:36 reading my old VPXI blog posts, and now doing some writing. #
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