Gullible and exhausted.
I used to write stuff, and, like, have opinions and hobbies and passions and disappointments.
Then I became someone's mother and I got lost.
I want to try this again.
I wish I knew. I haven't written in a bit over 4 years.
Depression? Drinking? All those super healthy things.
M Atwood, D Eggers, H Kureishi, C Simic, DF Wallace, WC Williams, E Albee, J Steinbeck, B Allard, M Doughty, et so on.
rope n saddle
that is a fine lil story ya got there
yeah beardman is probably the best creation ever.
Whoa. This place still exists.
Glad to see your Carapace is back. Sorry I'm mucho sluggo in responding. Flood waters finally receding. Finally.
I was kidding about the book though I'm sure that's out there for you. Not that I have anything ready to be in 'that' space, but what's what with all that lit mag biz? How does the ignorant become less so?
Well shit. I mean, good luck and all! When your book comes out let me know so I can buy a copy and slide it next to my Billy Collins and Amanda Stern. After I read it of course.
Where did you hide the beautiful 'sipped like soup' piece? I was hoping to do some anatomization. A self study sort of thing. Thx.
Please d-lete the third "d" in the previous post. Sorry.
T is good. F is, well, an F. Conjoined, it can be more. Alone, just and efn F.
You're welcome. Since you're "bad at fiction," I'm guessing your stories are grounded in reality. T/F?
What I find most significant about work, Tia - at least what you've posted here - is that there's no wasted words or moments in your writing. That's strong.
There's no rush in the morning. She'll cook us breakfast.
Tia Tia Tia can't you see
Sometimes your words just hypnotize me
And I just love your flashy ways
Guess that's why they broke, and you're so paid
I miss Houston every now and again, the food quite often, and the people all the time. I was in Midtown and used to go up on top of my parking deck at night, drink beer and stare at the sick skyline. That black building downtown, the one that is open at the top and ominous, was my favorite. And the Valley, well ... it's special. :::bumping chest with fist:::
I used to rock Tey-haus. RGV and H-town, what what.
Tia, welcome to the Prick of the Spindle group!
ah well, no matter what i say, i usually come across like a jerk. i need to stop being so nice. sigh. maybe you should stop writing so well . . .
Hmm, blorf perhaps but to me (and I see Andrew B's comment from a bit ago concurring)...the action (I can't believe I am writing and keeping that pun) that takes place offscreen is enough for me, given what's happened before, to really nail this story down. I do agree, on a larger scale, there could be more at stake, but I do think for a flash this works, and quite well. I'll give it some more thought though. Good stuff, in any event. D
No you are nice.
As for 'falcon-street' I'm really interested in where it goes and the form it creates for itself.
I like the way it ends -- I tend to enjoy the shorter pieces -- but it also feels like their could be more.
I'm looking forward to reading a finished "Falcon Street," Tia. Stay with it.
Loser alert! I left out the best part of the quote, which is:
If you want to write, you’ll write, and if you don’t, you won’t. Writer’s block doesn’t exist—it’s just being lazy or not caring.
Hey there! Thanks for your kind wall posts. You and me are both in writer's block hell it sounds like. I just sent you an invite to the workshoppy group (which looks like it's gotten run over on the Jersey Turnpike and is bleeding and not moving much). I've let the group go to hell. But hoepfully you can post something or I will and we can get it going again. It's a private group so the public eyes can't see what's posted there. Also, for us both, I offer this quote I saw yesterday from Michael Czyzniejewski:
Q: How do you squeeze in your writing?
Michael Czyzniejewski: Every minute of every day is accounted for, and so I find myself writing from 12:30 to 2 a.m. If that happens three times a week, I’m doing pretty good. Sometimes I’m too tired. It’s like working out: I wish I could go to the gym more, I wish I could write more. The trick is not to feel bad about not doing something, to try to move on, write the next day and stick with your routine. If you want to w
I like your style.
Well, hey, that is just the perfect thing to read to cap the day. Thanks, Tia. I haven't written much in a while but reading your work always gets my brain hopping. I may have to filch some ideas/savvy/brilliance from you, miss. Thanks, D
Wow, thanks for catching that. I thought I had changed them all. Thanks for the book recommendations.
blorf to you. geek. my lips are bleeding. you are nice too.
Most welcome, Tia. Reading 'Nutrition' made the start of my day interesting.
Ha! I think the co-workers were thinking about love and potatoes at the exact same time. It was awesome.
nice!! i keep lookin at these bbq chicken wings that been in my fridge since last weds. you think they're still good. they still smell good and they been refridgerated. come on... talk me into heating them up.
i was checkin out your blog... so, what exactly is your favorite meal concoctated from found items in the fridge.
i made this really great tuna fish, fruit cocktail, rice, frozen shrimp, leftover meatballs, brocolli and canned peanut concoction once.
thrilled you joined the workshoppy group, tia. everything there is protected/invisible to the public. jump on in.
Tia, my pleasure. I just placed a piece in Metazen and while pimping it on facebook and twitter told people to read yours first. I'm not doing myself any favors. Your story is so good.
How fun that your blog has a content warning. I get a little titillated when I click on a blog and see that warning page. It feels like I'm going on an adventure.
your blog is intense. your story is insanely wonderful. i feel excited to write little stories again.
insouciant is a cool word. i recently learned it too.
you're kinda giving me some hope for texas, which i've been missing of late--
HEY! You really took me out of the list? Dammit!
Greetings! Good to see you here. Post some stories chica.
Your blog kind of freaked me out!
pizza crumbs. welcome to the naut.