Monday, January 18, 2010

#162. Write to Maureen Johnson

So, 2nd post in as many weeks.

Honestly, I'm as shocked as you.

Just finished watching the first episode of the Buried Life's MTV show. I like that it's happening, hope they do well, but first ep. was sneaking into the Playboy Mansion. Hard to top.

Also had to check out "My Life as Liz." I really like the concept. It's like "The Hills" for normal people. It's the Anti-Hills. Definitely down for that.

A line from the show:
"Glitter is the Herpes of Arts & Crafts."

Enough T.V. talk, back to the blog.

So, last week I talked about finishing things and my bucket list. Well, I started looking through my list to find something that would be easily accomplishable when I stumbled upon number 162:

162. Write to Maureen Johnson

This was part of a selection added to my list from a blog post from Maureen herself. She started the BEDA (Blog Every Day April) project that I took part in last year. During that project, she posted a blog about a list of goals on a box of cereal that were a bit extreme. So, in retaliation she created a list of goals that were, to a degree, mundane, but easily accomplished.

One of the items she had on her list was to write to her, so I did. In fact, I wrote a ridiculously long e-mail. No surprise to anyone who's read more than one of my blog posts, I tend to ramble. This letter was no different. Actually, it might have been worse.

Haven't heard back from her, don't know if I will. Not the point of the exercise anyway.

So there you have it, another item crossed off the list.

Until next time,

William the Bloody Ramblin' Redd

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Things Left Unfinished

Alright, it's been November since my last blog post, so I'm saying this right now...

Goal for 2010: Write at least one blog a week for the rest of the year.

Barring any moments without internet connectivity, this isn't exactly a lofty goal. I'm working on getting into a regular writing routine, so hopefully this will help me do just that. Something else that would probably help, actually writing every day. Since I've helped form a writer's group, that'll probably help too.

Well, 2010 is off to a running start. I've gone back to school for my teaching license. All English classes this semester (which will help me with that writing goal I just mentioned). I've decided that this is the year I'm going to finish all those projects I've been sitting on for various reasons.

First on the list was finishing my NaNoWriMo novel. As of this post, I have now written slightly more than 50,000 words of a rough draft. Next goal is to find a moment to begin revisions. But, I'm going to hold off on that for now. Possibly start back on it in February.

This brings me to my Buried Life list. There are so many items on that list which would not be incredibly difficult to do. Another major goal for 2010:

Cross off as many items as possible from my Buried Life list.

So, that's about it for now.

Hopefully, we'll all meet back here next week for another post from me.

William the Bloody Hopeful Redd