Maybe sometimes I should think INSIDE the box…

21 Nov

It’s depressing seeing the date of my last entry, even if I don’t have a lot to report right now.

I made my deadline, sent of “Dust in the Stellar Wind” on time. Yes, the title is cheesy, but it’s on purpose. This story was odd for me, but I can’t get too specifically into the why without spilling the whole thing, which I don’t really want to do yet. I don’t like to talk about them too much while they’re out there, searching for a home. So that makes 2 things I have out right now. Nothing’s been rejected … yet.

Other than that, I used NANO to jump start a new novel, but at this time I have no hope of making the 50,000 word count this month. It’s a horror/adventure novel, and I’m writing it in way that is a bit … well, part of the joy for me is the discovery process of the story, so there are elements of this that I’ve, I guess, randomized. Oh, the destination is planned out, but how I get there, and who makes it there, is still up in the air.

Yesterday, we celebrated my son’s sixth birthday with laser tag and go-karts. Mom won everything, I will admit, though I will say circumstances (and the spirit of the game, really) conspired against me.  And this morning  I woke up and found out that I was out of coffee.  Well, not totally out, I had a bag of coffee beans, but no grinder, since my grinder disappeared sometime during last year’s move. Undaunted in the manner of true addicts everywhere, I put a pile of beans between two coffee filters, placed this whole mess on the cutting bored, and got out the hammer.

Worked pretty well, actually.


Posted by on November 21, 2008 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Maybe sometimes I should think INSIDE the box…

  1. Unfocused Me

    November 22, 2008 at 3:18 am

    You probably didn’t mean it this way, but thanks for the tip. I have a couple of bags of whole beans that taunt me when I run out of ground coffee (our grinder died a while ago). Now I know what to do.

    Good on you for taking a shot at NaNo, even if you’re not going to make it to 50K this year.

  2. C.E. Grayson

    November 22, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    you’re welcome. My wife is always teasing me about using inappropriate tools to accomplish household tasks, but even she was amused by this. I did it again this morning because I was too lazy yesterday to make it to the grocery store. Was not as successful, probably because I was impatient.


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