Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Hi, I'm Jamie and, um, I'm a writer. It has been three days since I have put any words, creatively, on paper.

Hi Jamie.

I find it amazing how fast life catches up to you. This weekend I spent a good chunk of it framing a new bedroom in the basement of my house (No reason in particular but it will be nice to have a spare bedroom for guests). Yesterday, I went out for supplies to work on it further. Today, I am going to work on a re-write, although I have a nice (pronounced nasty) little story for Knost's Christmas Horror Antho going in my head. I am happy it has a word count of 1-3 K, although I might feel different after I get started on it (can I tell my story in approximately 12 pages?)

I am actually looking forward to posting my March in Review tomorrow. It has been a much better March than last year, when I had only 3 rejections and no acceptances. Although last year in March I wrote many more short stories. I can compare tomorrow, when the official tallies are in. It could happen. I could get some news in the ol' inbox today.

Happy writing/ re-writing.


Jeremy D Brooks said...

We are powerless over zombie stories, and our lives have become unmanageable. And the edge of the cliff is only twelve steps away.

Reminds me of a Drew Carey episode where Lewis was climbing into a vat full of beer, and he noticed on the way up that the ladder had twelve steps. (I'm stream of consciousness posting this am, apparently)

Cate Gardner said...

And I predict next March you'll be reporting your book deal. :)

Aaron Polson said...

I'm sensing a general level of burnout among the troops. Doing some projects around the house makes for a nice writing vacation, doesn't it?

Good luck with the rewrites.

Fox Lee said...

We all have those days where the words sneak off. Then, when we least expect it, they come flooding back and knock us on our asses!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jeremy- I still like when Norm got a job as a beer taster on Cheers, and on his break he went to the bar.

Cate- Not before you. :-)

Aaron- Actually, I don't have burnout, I have time-out. Some things just need to get done. That and I haven't done physical labor in a while. I am getting soft around the edges. I guess you could call it a vacation.

Nat- I am looking forward to landing on my backside with gusto.

Gabe said...

I'm right there with you. I know there will always be projects around the house, but I would love just to catch up.

I've forgotten what it's like just to sit down and write a story without several days in between sessions.

K.C. Shaw said...

There's nothing wrong with taking a break now and then. You never know what will inspire a new story. Sometimes I think all those writers who write about writers writing should just get up for a while and, I don't know, build new bits of house or something. :)

Sounds like you had a pretty good March! I hope you get lots of last-minute March acceptances too!