Monday, July 08, 2013

Can You Hear Me?

Testing. Testing. One, two, three. Does this thing still work? I hope so.

I know it's been over two months since I posted anything, but, to be honest, nothing much has happened. At least on the writing front. My life has still been hectic and time consuming, but I think it's settling down now. I may have to move soon (crossing my fingers for staying), but other than that, everything is steady and normal.

There are a couple of big things I should share with you. In April, I learned that I did not get accepted into the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute for 2013. That was a heavy blow. Luckily, my friends were there to support me through the crying. However, even though I was rejected, I still stand by the pieces I submitted. And! One of my good friends did get accepted into their percussion program. He just got back and he had a great time. Hopefully, we can return together next year.

I'm also working on revamping my goal plan (again...). But I won't go into that now because I will be writing an entire post to explain why and how. I'm not sure when exactly because I don't currently have Internet on my personal computer which makes it a bit hard to provide visual aids. Plus, I have to finish the remodel before I can reveal it. Duh. :P

Now, this post doesn't mean I've come completely out of hiatus, but I am working on that. I've been gone a while now and there's so much to catch up on. I'm reimmersing myself slowly. Already I'm keeping up on my emails and have responded to everyone who commented on my Figment profile (though I still have some stories to finish reading and critiquing). And though I haven't been posting, I've made sure to keep up with all of your comments.

While I'm once more getting comfortable with the swing of things, I want to reconnect with my joy for blogging. To do this, I decided it would be best for me to write posts that don't require much thought for a while. By that, I mean more organic posts, more natural me posts. The kind of things I used to write about when I first began my blog. Things like the slightest progress on any given project or ideas I get during the day or new office supplies (I'm just itching for the back-to-school season at Wal-Mart). Simple little updates to get me back in the habit of writing regularly about my writing.

And I thought I'd start now with two small things to go with my two big things. :)

First, Figment is currently hosting the Ink Haiku Contest. The prompt is loneliness. I have until July 15th to come up with a good idea and submit my entry. When I do, I'll let you know and post a link (along with a plea to check it out maybe...).

Second, speaking of office supplies, I recently acquired a small, 140-page notebook from Staples.


I'm using it to write down short story and poem ideas. Each new one gets its own page. I'm even including information about what inspired them. The notebook fits in my tiny teenage girl pockets (because apparently girls don't use their pockets) so it can go with me anywhere. And it's pretty. :D

And that's it (like I said, writing life pretty much non-existent). You'll be hearing from me soon. In the meantime, I'm off to read contest rules and watch videos on YouTube. Also, keep an eye out. I might be getting a new profile picture.

Have you posted anything recently that you think I should read right now? Leave a link in the comments and I'll stop by to check it out.

15 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you didn't get to go to the Oklahoma conference. But just like Penelope Cruz says in "Vanilla Sky," "Every Passing second is another opportunity to turn it all around."

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    1. Well, for that specific opportunity, I have to wait about a year to try again. But, there are other things to focus on in the meantime. :)

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  2. Understandable you've got lots of things going on. Writing will there...and see will the blogosphere :-) So re-acclimate yourself as you see fit. Take your time...and I love that cute little notebook :-)

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    1. lol Thanks, Angela. It was only a dollar if you would like to pick yourself up one. ;)

      Hope to be catching up with you soon!

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  3. Hi! I'm glad you're back. :) That's a bummer about not getting to go to the summer arts institute, though.

    Since you asked for posts, I invite you to read this related post on my blog: http://lauraplusthevoices.blogspot.com/2013/03/you-dont-have-to-be-excited-about.html

    Again, I'm glad you're back to blogging and I look forward to reading your future posts! Any chance you might share snippets of your writing?

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    1. Well, I'm doing a sort of "old Paper Mountain" theme and I used to post a lot more of my writing sooo... :)

      Thanks for the link to the post. I enjoyed it. You know, I don't know why I'm not following your blog. I really should be.

      Oh, and Laura, I've been meaning to ask you. Do you know how to enable it so I can reply to your comments through e-mail? That way you don't have to come all the way back to my blog to see if I replied.

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    2. Awesome! And I'm glad you liked the post.


      As for the email thing...ummmmm...Do you mean the "subscribe by email" link near the bottom right under the comment box? I usually click that, but sometimes I forget. Otherwise, I'm not sure what you mean.

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    3. No, that's not what I'm talking about. :) See, I have it set up so that when I get a comment, I get sent an e-mail. However, to have the response sent to you, you have to enable Blogger to use your e-mail address.

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    4. Well, I got your comment in email, so I think it's working...

      OH. I think I just understood what you mean. Do you mean, when you go to the emailed comment and can just reply to the email instead of leaving a comment on the blog?

      If that's so, I'm not sure how to do that. I left my email in the "About Me" bit on my blog in case anyone wanted to email me, but...more comments looks better for you, right? (Or am I still wrong about what you mean, haha?)

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    5. Yes! That is what I mean. And yes, while more comments look better, this is for your convenience. I post my response on the blog and e-mail it to you. That way you don't have to remember to click the link or come by to see if I've had time to reply. You'll just automatically get it. :)

      Here's a post that explains how to fix it if you want to: http://www.flusterbuster.com/2013/02/are-you-no-reply-blogger.html

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  4. Sorry to hear you didn't get in, but just keep trying. That's how everyone gets there:) Great to have you back.

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    1. Yes. And I was accepted in 2012 so I know I can do it. Just gotta try harder. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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