Monday, July 30, 2012
Did you think you'd see spots here? LOL; sorry, I've thought about adding spots to my background, but I like my 3 column blogger design, and I guess a boring color suits me. Especially since I don't have to do a lot of weird highlighting to get all the color right and sh-tuff.
I'm writing this Sunday night - while also watching Falling Skies, so my attention will be spotty until it's over. Then I'll have to go back and find all the misspelled words and interrupted thoughts :).
But my mind is already on Monday, and the day job, and the worker that suddenly went out last week on maternity leave - complications that have her out 8 weeks early - and she is fond of a highlighter. I have to study her outlook calendar and figure out all her color-coding to know if she has an intake, RV, WTW O/A, screening. Is case management a general term for paper shuffling or an extended break? The only thing I've been able to decipher each time I look at the color is Lunch. And since it is listed at noon every day, I'm confident it is an activity I don't need to cover or reschedule. Are y'all confused with this job specific lingo? Well, imagine how I feel looking at all those cryptic notes. And don't get me started on the case comments, or lack of . .
Yeah, my boring old blog colors is soothing at this point. Almost makes me wish I was bored . .
As you can see I'm not here much; I'm at the day job, in spirit if not body. On the plus side I get some paid overtime.
I do have a few blog spots scheduled over the next couple weeks; but because 1/4 of our unit (meaning at both offices) is out for either medical reasons, resignation, or covering for missing workers at the other office site; my blogging - posting and commenting - will be spotty.
I've had my ISWG post for Aug 1 scheduled for a couple weeks now, but I'm not sure I will post it for two reasons. First, I believe in reciprocation, and I haven't returned visits to a number of commenters on the few posts I've managed to publish, and I don't want to have a lot of people read my post and me get overwhelmed with commitments and not reciprocate. But more importantly, I hate the ISWG post. I've been in a funk for about a month now and the post was written at a really low point, and I seriously don't want to vomit all that out on my fellow bloggers.
If I can find a way to lighten the mood over the next couple days I'll post it. Otherwise, I may sit this one out in favor of working on my latest short story. The story is about as hopeless as my ISWG post though. I seem to have a lot of unintentional sexual content, and while I'm focusing on getting rid of/rewording those segments, I don't seem to be able to look at the bigger picture. The one scene that is intentionally sexual (a rape and mutilation) and essential to the story will lose its terrorizing effect if my readers are envisioning sexual overtones in every carefree nuance of the couple's life.
Yeah, yeah, ranting now. But, my ISWG blog post may go the same journey as this submission story; deleted/unsubmitted for lack of quality editing. Sometimes you just gotta admit the obvious and walk away.
Writing tip of the day (posted on my left sidebar): 7/29/2012
Hoist your favorite beverage in my honor this week, but do come back on Friday, Aug 3rd, for my first chapter review for Madeleine Maddocks debut book launch for Ultimate Sacrifice. I promise I'll be cruising the blogsphere by that date.
And eFiction Magazine has announced the opening of five new e-zines in the categories of: Romance, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and noir. Check them out if you are a writer, reader (subscription is only $1.99 per month on your e-reader), or potential supporter.
And, and: Short Story America is also hosting a promotional contest. Click on the site link and browse for details.
Shit . . you can see I spent a lot more time on this post than anticipated, but that is because Falling Skies was a repeat of the last three episodes and so I "watched at" it while I created t his post. Hehe, Karma likes me some days :)