Write-a-thon, Day 9: Been caught writing

Posted: July 1, 2013 in music, Record reviews, Writing
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This morning I went to work on a Monday for the first time in five months. And I spent the whole day at a desk. I could only do one activity and someone else thought it up for me. How do people do this??

This assignment will be over in a week, and then I get back to where I once belonged. Someday my prince will come, and when he does he’ll offer me full-time employment. In the meantime, I have the Clarion West Write-a-thon, where I’m still conjuring a book out of years of reading, supposing, and daydreaming, paragraph by paragraph.

I’m a great believer in the power of the paragraph. I think paragraphs should have a little plot, should lead you into something strange and different, tie the knot in the middle, and at the end do a little surprise, and then prepare you for the next paragraph. (Norman Maclean)

Another hour to the good today, and a little closer to the goal of typing THE END to a paperback novel, like the kind the drugstore sells. I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to get there. These paragraphs keep surprising me!

Random Pick of the Day: 30 Year Anniversary Edition
Red Rockers, Good As Gold (1983)
Red Rockers were efficient. They had two hits, and they put them both on the same album, tracks 1 and 2. Done! These songs are excellent pop treats; “China” was the upbeat one, “Good As Gold” was the serious one. Don’t spoil them by looking up the videos. I doubt many people ever made it all the way from track 3 to track 10. I did it – once!

  1. Darwin says:

    You edit these, right? Please!

    Anyway, I’ve really liked this series. The titles started catching my attention just before “Party Gone out of Bounds” and kept on through “This is not my..” and then “Don’t Stop…”.

    You lost me a bit at “Been caught writing” and the joys of the work-a-day world, but I guess there is another side/silver lining/greener-grass to many things.
    Anyway, thanks.

    The Giants (aka those not doing real well right now) Fan

    (PS: L and I are grooving to CSNY.)

    • Run-DMSteve says:

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the titles! “Been caught writing” is a play on “Been Caught Stealing” by Jane’s Addiction. I mention them here.

      Do you mean you have a job you like, or did you think I have a job I like?

      I’ve been editing the letters ever since I accidentally discovered I could edit the letters. I am the WordPress master!

      The last time I listened to CSNY was…I don’t remember. I’ll do it again and try to groove along from 200 miles away.

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