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Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Got Nuthin'

I need to get some extra posts written up again.  I'm floundering under the pressure to put something out there every day.  I have plenty of ideas, but none of them 'feel' right.  I'm so tempted to just let the post slide, but I've not missed a day since April 3rd, so I've gotta come up with SOMETHING and fast.


Maybe what I need to do today is to quit thinking of ME and start thinking about YOU.  Yes, I think that's exactly what we'll do.  Please answer any of the following:

  • How are you?  (Really, I want to know.)
  • Are you satisfied with where your WIP is at?
  • Have you stumbled across any fabulous blogs or websites?  Please share linkage.
  • Are you drinking enough water?
  • What order do you put on your shoes and socks?  (sock 1, shoe 1, sock 2, shoe 2 or both socks then both shoes)
  • Do you wear glasses, contacts, both (contacts & sunglasses totally count) or neither?
  • How many pets do you have?   
  • How old were you when you learned to blow a bubble with gum? (I'm blowing some really big ones right now)
  • What color are the walls of the room you are in right now?
  • Is there anything you'd like to ask ME? (I hereby promise to answer all questions publicly, not just in email) 

Looking forward to reading your answers!  


29 comments:

Summer Ross said...

Cureently I don't have a WIP, but I am writing for blogfests. I put both my socks on then both my shoes. I have linkage in tomorrows post if you want to see. I struggle with posting every day also- but it helps to enter blogfests. :)

Jolene said...

Boy are you going to be mad at asking so many questions cuz I'm totally doin' em all.
Good, but a little tired and bloated.
Thrilled with WIP.
http://pettyquarrel.blogspot.com/
Probably not. But I'm doing pretty good with Mountain Dew.
Socks, then shoes. I have wood floors and even though they're warm, I need socks. But when I'm dressing a three year old? sock, shoe, sock, shoe...
Glasses if I want to see anything further away than my computer.
Two. Unless you count my husband.
I have NO idea how old I was, but I do remember NOT being able to do it.
Orange and beige (ONLY beige room in the house - well except for the orange)
Did you ever solve that pesky panty problem??

Jolene said...

Tomorrow you can give us your answers, and then you'll have TWO days done!!

Nicole MacDonald said...

I'm good, nervous - hoping my 100 post works out.
Yes..guess so. The plot is coming along well and I think I've written 4 pages..
Links - not today
Water - always
Socks then shoes
Glasses but I tend not to wear them (it's fun being blind ;p)
3, two dogs and one cat
8/9 - i was crap at those sorta things
Cream
I'll ponder that..

Francine said...

Hi,

Great questions. Wish I had the energy to answer all of them. Thing is, like Summer I've been tied up with blogfesting and I'm shattered. Today is the day I'm supposed to be posting about publishers - highlighting one or other so best get back to it.

I see you haven't any awards! If you fancy one come over to my blog and browse and take one you feel fits your mood!

best
F

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I'm pretty good - I'm packing to go back home to the States, so I'm a bit stressed, but so excited! I'm feeling a bit impatient with my WIP because I've been editing it... like... forever. I always try to drink tons of water, and I don't pay attention to my shoe sock routine. :D Oh, and I have a small black kitty named Asha, whom I adore! Orange walls at the moment.
As for questions...
How are YOU? What genre do you like to write in most? Do you have any 'guilty pleasure' genres? (Mine is vampires. mwahahaha!)

aspiring_x said...

i'm trying to get into the back to school routine, and figure out how to work in the writing again...
how are you doing with all the back to school hoopla?

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

haha! Well, er, all I have to say is that I'm TIRED :o) Nothing wrong with a nothing post now and again!

Slushpile Slut said...

I find it commendable you haven't missed a day of posting since April...That's gotta be a record :)

Not drinking enough water...but def getting waayyy too much coffee. sock 1, sock 2, shoe 1, shoe 2. 2 dogs, Daisy & Oscar and a gargantuan cat named Mr. Millie.

How do u plan to trump crafting a lifesize Opaki? giggle

Matthew Rush said...

Great idea Vicki! I can only answer a couple but: I'm good, thanks!

My WIP is doing well and I am happy with the progress but of course I would love if I was already done with the re-write.

The room I am in is dark and looks like Mission Control at NASA (I'm at work, shhh).

Little Ms J said...

I'm up far too early. I woke up at 4:30 and couldn't go back to sleep!

I seem to have recently lost my words, so no.. I'm not happy with where I am with my WIP right now.

I have two dogs that smell like tacos when they need a bath. They need a bath.

Gray.

Mason Canyon said...

I'm just glad to see others have the same problem I do from time to time. I can think of all sorts of things to write about, until it's time to post and then - nothing or I'm so push for time I know I won't do a good job of saying what I want to say.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Tamara Narayan said...

I'm grouchy because I'm sending out queries. I don't enjoy the query process because rejections come for many reasons, but nine times out of ten, you don't know why, so you don't know if you should tweak the query or the synopsis or the writing or just keep querying--ug. But I do love my manuscript and want to get a request for a full to see how a professional views the work.

I'm drinking water now, in my cedar-walled sunroom with the curtains shut tight. Every day I wear contacts and sometimes my eyes are so sensitive to light I have to wear sunglasses inside. My two elderly cats are milling about wanting attention, catnip, and/or treats.

Where are you in your writing career? Do you have any writing credits?

Karen Walker said...

My WIP is not going well. I had a full week with no appointments on my calendar, and all I have is a draft of an introduction and some disassociated paragraphs and notes. I was hoping for so much more....
What a neat idea.
Karen

Creepy Query Girl said...

How are you? I'm good. Not looking forward to girls going back to school mostly because it means I need to get my act together.

Are you satisfied with where your WIP is at? Yep. I'm over 38k into it and I still hope to finish before Octover.

Have you stumbled across any fabulous blogs or websites? Haven't been blogging much. Lots going on!

Are you drinking enough water? That's all I drink:)

What order do you put on your shoes and socks? I don't like to wear either. I just slip some sandals on until my husband tells me they're no longer appropriate.

Do you wear glasses, contacts, both (contacts & sunglasses totally count) or neither? I wear contacts for the most part. glasses at night:)

How many pets do you have? Just our new kitten.

How old were you when you learned to blow a bubble with gum? I must have been eight or nine.

What color are the walls of the room you are in right now? Off white:)

Is there anything you'd like to ask ME?
What's the most degrading job you ever had? (or a job that made you feel degraded? I did a short stint as a cashier for publix and quit the day they asked me to wash the toilets. lol)

Talli Roland said...

Interesting questions! :) I'll go with the first one. I'm brain dead. Really. It's a wonder I can even type this right now!

Carole Anne Carr said...

Marvellous record, all those posts! More about you, please.... hugs...

DL Hammons said...

I'm doing just fine...thank you. I wear reading glasses and I can't remember how I put on my socks because that happens in the early morning before I'm ready for cognizant thought. :)

Lenny said...

hi miss vicki! wow you been posting a loooong time. i do just one a week. you sure asked lots of questions. haha. heres my answers for all of them.
1. im doing really good and having a fun summer
2. my wip is way behind cause of having so much fun instead of writing. Ugh!
3. wow I got a lot of cool blogs i go to cause now i got 54 followers!
4. mostly i hate water! ha ha. but I gotta drink a lot cause of meds im takin
5. left sock right sock left shoe right shoe but mostly i like being barefoot
6. i got blurry eyes cause of medicine so im wearing glasses right now
7. we got a lot of outside pets that we feed at our critter cafe but no indoor ones. we got raccoons and now baby raccoons and possoms and a big owl and a fox and some flying squirrels at night. in the day we got squirrels chipmunks and lots of birds. some really loud crows. ugh! and we even get a hawk sometimes.
8. yikes! i dont know but i love bubble gum and could blow really big bubbles
9. the walls are beige but im at my cousins house in his office right now not at home
10. whats you favorite color and whats your favorite tv show
...hugs from lenny

Bish Denham said...

How are you? HEADACHY
Are you satisfied with where your WIP is at? YES
Have you stumbled across any fabulous blogs or websites? Please share linkage. NO
Are you drinking enough water? YES
What order do you put on your shoes and socks? I HATE SHOES AND SOCKS AND WEAR MOSTLY MULES OR FLIP FLOPS
Do you wear glasses, contacts, both (contacts & sunglasses totally count) or neither? GLASSES
How many pets do you have? ONE DOG, A 100 LBS WORTH
How old were you when you learned to blow a bubble with gum? ABOUT 5
What color are the walls of the room you are in right now? WHITE (I KNOW UNIQUE ISN'T IT?)
Is there anything you'd like to ask ME? NO...BUT DON'T SWEAT NOT PUTTING UP A POST EVERY DAY.

Stephen Tremp said...

•How are you? So far so good.
•Are you satisfied with where your WIP is at? Yes.
•Have you stumbled across any fabulous blogs or websites? I have, but I think most are common sites we both visit.
•Are you drinking enough water? Yes.
•What order do you put on your shoes and socks? Socks first, then shoes.
•Do you wear glasses, contacts, both? I wear sun glasses and reading glasses.
•How many pets do you have? One Yorkie.
•How old were you when you learned to blow a bubble with gum? Not sure. Five or six maybe.
•What color are the walls of the room you are in right now? Tan.
•Is there anything you'd like to ask ME? I'm going to make a late breakfast and finish folding laundry.

Stephen Tremp

Jen said...

How are you? Exhausted.
Are you satisfied with where your WIP is at? Am I ever satisfied with where my WIP is at?
Have you stumbled across any fabulous blogs or websites? Yours ;)
Are you drinking enough water? Actually, no.
What order do you put on your shoes and socks? socks first, followed by shoes.
Do you wear glasses, contacts, both (contacts & sunglasses totally count) or neither? Glasses while working on the computer, nothing while driving.
How many pets do you have? 2 kitties
How old were you when you learned to blow a bubble with gum? Hmm a youngin'
What color are the walls of the room you are in right now? White... which is depressing
Is there anything you'd like to ask ME? Do you have bad taste in boys? Are you a gossiper? Do you think pirates have a bad wrap? What would you do if you were princess for a day?

Theresa Milstein said...

I won't answer the first since you just read my post.
I have to get back to my WIP!
I am NOT drinking enough water. Thanks for asking.
Socks, then shoes. Is there another way?
Glasses, only when I have to. (Driving, TV.)
1 cat.
Maybe 7 to blow bubbles?
Cream-colored walls.

Here's my question:

If you could take a vacation anywhere right now, where would you go?

Lydia Kang said...

You are so sweet!

I want to know...what are you reading right now?

As for me, I'm well hydrated, thanks. Maybe too much so. The bathroom breaks are ruining my concentration.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

1. Feeling better. The house rennovations started this week. :)
2. I sent my HF pb off for agent/editor ritque and Lenny and his brother helped me with the other one I'm takinf for the group critique, so I'm feeling pretty good about it too. :)
3. I'd really like to find some more picture book writer blogs...do you know any you can hook me up with?
4. Atually, I'm notdrinking enough water. (frown) I promise to do better next week.
5. I don't believe in shoes or socks??? They make it hard for me to breath.
6. I only wear one contract in my left eye. Then I can see distances and still read. Weird huh, but it works for me.
7. I have zero, my daughter has a cat and a dog that I take care of though.
8. I don't chew gum. Weird, I know....
9. Latte
10. Do you have any silly bands?

Now I need a glass of water and a nap.... :)

Julie Musil said...

I love this blog post! Heck, sometimes we just need to chat.

I'm fine. Beige room. One traumatized dog (had two shots today). Kids swimming in the pool. WIP is going fine...first draft is clunky.

I hope you're having a great day!

Kimberly Franklin said...

I am great! And if it weren't so hot, I would be better. But I'm not complaining. And no, I'm probably not drinking enough water. :) I hope you have a great day!!!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

1. I am tired and feeling a little obnoxious.
2. I'm mostly satisfied. But I'll never be wholly satisfied. I'm a perfectionist.
3. I only drink stuff that will give me cancer. It's not a choice. It's an addiction.
4. I put on both shoes then my socks. I know, right?
5. I wear both contacts and glasses. But not at the same time. unless you count sunglasses.
6. I have no pets, unless you count my husband.
7. I don't remember. 24, I think. or maybe it was 2+4. Hmmm, my memory fades with age.
8. a horrible prison gray. I blame it on the renters we had here while we lived in the UK. It's only laziness that has kept us from changing us. The color makes me want to puke. Or stab someone with a shiv.
9. Um, what is your favorite flavor of pickle?

Did I mention I was feeling obnoxious? :P

Kristi said...

Hey there!
1-I'm coming out of my hermitage so I think that's a good sign, right???
2-My WIP is coming along but still *rough*!
3-Haven't come across anything blog/website terrific due the the internet being down. I know...BUMMER!
4-I actually am. Been addicted to tea and water lately. And red wine. What? Not part of the question...it totally should've been! ;-)
5-Socks 2 then Shoes 2 (I'm an accountant I can't help it!)
6-BOTH glasses and contacts
7-Two pets - One boxer and one pug...BOTH SPOILED
8-No idea, I'm still not great at blowing bubbles.
9-boring, boring beige..must do something about that.
10-Do you eat pickled anything? Cucumbers? Okra? Beets? The hubs is from Alabama and he is slowly convincing me to try these one by one...