Apophenia

Jacobs_Dream_James_TissotI see patterns in everything…

I’m trying to get back in the swing of writing. It is very true that if I don’t use it, I lose it. After being sick, non-writing commitments had to be met, and writing had to be relegated to the sidelines. I hate that. Someday, I want the writing to be the thing that is more important, pushing other commitments aside.

To help me get back in the swing, I wrote a short story called Apophenia. It’s the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. I’d love it if you’d take a peek at it and answer my question about ellipses…

The ROW80 Goals this week:

  • Do something writing-related every day: Nope. Definitely failed this one. Again. But I kind of accepted that I’d still be playing catch-up with non-writing commitments, in particular giving my students a mid-term exam.
  • Do some actual writing every week: Some. Added to the short story I want to submit to an antho. I even wrote a couple pieces of flash for the blog.
  • Engage with other writers every week: Getting better. The SpecFic Writers community on Google Plus is nice and active. I’m trying to tweet more, too. I also have editing to complete for a friend.
  • Stay away from the NaNo story for at least a month: This goal has transitioned to…
  • Now that it’s been six weeks, return to the NaNo story for edits: I haven’t worked on Jublilation of the Southern Cross this week.
  • Get sleep: A huge challenge, always. On days I teach, I get derailed because my brain has to concentrate on the lesson plan, not my story outline. And instead of having a quiet, meditative morning, I’m busy and up and about. Later this week I have a meeting at my daughter’s school. They’re all used to a schedule where they’re at work around 7am. That’s almost opposite my own work schedule, but it’s me who accommodates them.

When is this round up? Soon, I think…

I’m ready to reboot.

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About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.
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One Response to Apophenia

  1. Eden Mabee says:

    This winter has been brutal on the brain. I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been stuck with the sick ick too. It seems to be messing with a lot of us. Hopefully not too long will pass before too much longer. And yet… you’re still getting writing done. Really. So don’t feel too bad about the lacks. In the long run, you’ll make it.

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