Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Five for August 22, 2014

1. This week, my son went back to preschool and he's loving it. I'm loving the fact I get to spend my mornings writing. I promised myself only to write and not surf around on the internet. It's blissful. I missed regular writing time over the summer. I'm in a better mood and feeling more like myself again.

2. I'm still waiting for the okay to share my news, but my newsletter subscribers were let in on the secret. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet, just pop your email address into the little widget on the right side of my blog. My subscribers get all the good news first!

3. I have my local writers critique group meeting tomorrow. This time I sent in a contemporary flash piece that I hope to create two very different emotions with. I do wonder if I succeeded.

4. I've submitted a few horror short stories this past week. It's that time of year when venues are looking to fill up October slots. I have one that is a twist on the Sleepy Hollow tale told from the horseman's point of view. He's not really that bad of a guy. Well, okay, maybe he is, but it's fun to get his side of the story!

5. I cut my finger on the saw of my tinfoil box the other night. It bled a lot. As I was nursing it, I wondered how I managed not to do that before. I'm often lost in my head, so I tend to get bumps and cuts, but never on the tinfoil saw which seemed really weird to me in the moment. What's the strangest thing you've ever cut yourself on or bumped into?

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Glad you're able to write in the mornings again! :)

    Also, good luck with your horror story submissions! I absolutely adore that genre. The Sleepy Hollow one sounds fascinating...

    Ouch about the cut, though! I've never cut myself on a tinfoil saw before, but I did get a papercut via tinfoil itself once, heh.

  2. Lol, like Heather, I got a cut from the tinfoil itself!! I hope you didn't bleed too much.

    Enjoy your new-found writing time :-)

  3. Glad you got your writing time back.
    Not really strange, but I did cut my finger on a hedge trimmer. Yeah, it was messy...

  4. One time, I peeled my finger while I was peeling carrots. Ouch!
    I've done the tin foil thing before, too!

    Glad you're having some regular writing time again. Enjoy!

  5. Yay for writing time!

    I don't cut myself often because I try to stay away from knives and the like. I'm terrible with them, but I do bump into things quite a bit: carts, desks/tables, walls, etc.

  6. Peelers and trimmers? Yikes! I'm lucky I do those things very rarely. Heh. Friday is going very well. So far no bumps and a good solid time of writing this morning. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Hi Christine ... so pleased your son is happy at school and you're happy having that free time - and can use it to write.

    Oh oh - I do paper cuts .. and occasionally saw cuts - really sore ... still they do heal ..

    Take care - cheers Hilary

  8. Oh my goodness, running for that newsletter sign up! lol

    I can't wait for my twins to start school next month. They'll only be gone for 2 hours a day, but hey, I'll take that writing time and run with it! :D

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  9. Hi, Christine. So glad your son is enjoying being back at preschool and that you are getting into a regular writing routine.

  10. I remember when my kids were little and loved school. Enjoy it while it lasts. They never hated it, but as they get older, they'd rather sleep in.
    I cut my arm really bad when my brother in law slammed a pickup truck tailgate on my arm.

  11. Crud, I though I'd signed up, but I guess I hadn't. I am now! =) Hope the cp meeting goes well, I always look forward to mine.

  12. Oooo… LOVE the Sleepyhollow idea… sounds fresh and fun!

    And yaaaay for preschool… writing time! :)

  13. Your Sleepy Hallow piece sounds great! :) I love all of the Halloween stories this time of year. It's my favorite holiday.

    I still can't wait to hear your news!

  14. Seeing that the market for horror stories is heating up made me smile. I LOVE this time of year!

    Good luck!!! You're amazingly productive--an inspiration to us all.

  15. Glad I'm in-the-know as a subscriber. I like the sound of your horseman tale -- hope it gets picked up soon.

  16. Sounds like you've been busy! Can't wait to hear your great news. That cut sounds painful! I'm sure I've injured myself in plenty of weird ways too.


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