One of the rather lovely things about writing (properly, with a pen, on paper – as opposed to the e-version) is the ink, which gets everywhere and somehow invariably becomes smudged. In my experience, anyway.
I don’t pretend to be a neat writer, and I’m very adept at getting ink aaaaalll over myself, but I kind of like it, because it makes me feel writer-y and achieve-y and as though I’ve actually *created* something, in a way which only I can do (I think it would take a lot to copy my bizarre and inconsistent handwriting). So I’ve really enjoyed the letters I’ve written for my #KickCancersAss project.
Likewise, the other day, I thoroughly enjoyed writing a For Real poem, on paper, as part of the promotion for the Jessica book (out November 1st – let me know that you’ve reviewed it on Amazon or Goodreads, or written up a blog-post review, and you’ll go into the draw to WIN my For Real poem).
But there was ink on my fingers, and I was tired at the end of the night and went straight to bed and woke up with inky fingerprints all over my face (I sleep nestled on one side, with my face in my hand – don’t ask).
Ah, the life of a writer!
So here we have a summary (for now):
OctPoWriMo is almost over, but has gone beautifully well over at the Well Tempered Bards.
Jessica part SIX is live now, and part SEVEN will be linked when it’s live.
Aaaaaand, for you to go and read RIGHT NOW – my Considerings post for Jen, over at Driftwood Gardens, goes live at 6am EST (don’t ask me what time that is for you – I don’t even know what time that is for *me*!) but click it and give it a try. It’s all about…well…GO AND LOOK ALREADY!
There are more writings on their way, being drafted in my head even as you read this. So keep a weather eye…
[Short PSA – not inky, but HILARIOUS – don’t forget to check out what’s been bugging the guys at Sisterwives later on…the Girls had their turn already, and it was HYSTERICAL. So…there are funnies in your future if you click the link at the magical time once it’s published at TimeZoned’o’clock]