Aug 2, 2010

Maffick Monday

maffick ~ to celebrate exuberantly and boisterously

I hope I enjoyed my easy week last week ‘cause this week is looking like it’s going to be busy. Trust me, this is a very good thing. :-)

I read no books last week, but I admit to playing a few computer games. Okay, I did more than a few on-line jigsaw puzzles, but I still met all my writing obligations and got my posts up on time (well, except for the flash piece, which was pretty darn late).

I also had time to catch up on some odds and ends around the house, which is always nice. And notice the links to my serial chapters and passion for poetry posts are also up-to-date. :-)

Oh, and if you’re wondering why I was late with Wednesday’s posts, I have a very good explanation. It wasn’t my fault. LOL I had them both done Tuesday night, but before I could schedule them on their respective blogs, our cable went out. Could have been worse, a lot of the town was without power from about 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day.

This Week’s Goals:

Tuesday: Part XII of my fairy tale series will explore Jack and the Beanstalk. If anyone has a favourite fairy tale they’d like me to investigate, drop me a line at carolrward(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll see what I can dig up.

Wednesday: A new hunk for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday: This week’s Passion for Poetry is the Japanese folk verse of Dodoitsu.

Friday: Chapter 48 of the Space Opera. Whoa, what’s with Nakeisha speaking directly into Chaney’s mind? Think she’ll do it again or was it just a fluke?

Elsewhere in my week:

First of all, I’m being featured as Poet of the Month by my poetry group. This is an e-mail interview that will be posted on our website and it will include (brace yourselves) a head shot of me, one where I’m not hiding behind a camera. *shudder* I’ll post a link for it when it becomes available.

I’ve gone through my binder of poetry and picked out about a dozen of the least gag-worthy poems I have in preparation of my reading. I’ll have to practice reading them and refine my choices.

Then I have a 13 page application to fill out, scan, and e-mail back to a recruiter who is going to be interviewing me by phone on Thursday. This job is a little different than what I’ve been doing, but it’s a great opportunity. Wish me luck! *no, not yet! Wait until Thursday when so the luck will still be fresh!* :-)

And the bulk of my free time will be taken up by line edits. I love doing line edits, especially when they’re for other people. Does that make me weird? Don’t care, I’ve been really looking forward to this. I’ll be providing a link to this novel when the author’s finished and ready to take your money. ;-)

Over on Random Writings, my Pearl of Wisdom for the week will be writing in the Active voice. There’s also a picture prompt posted there today, and I challenge you to come up with a flash piece by Saturday using this prompt.

So, that’s what’s on my platter for the week, how about you? What are you up to?


Jamie D. said...

Oh wow - congrats on Poet of the Month!!! Can't wait to see the interview...and the head shot too! I'm still waiting for you to publish a poetry chapbook... ;-)

I was going to wish you luck, but I'll wait until Thursday, as you wish.

And good luck with those line edits... ;-)

I'm catching up on reading this week - so will get caught up with Nakeisha & Chaney now...

C R Ward said...

Thanks Jamie!

I'm having second thoughts about a chap book - the more I look at my poems, the worse they get! :-)