Friday, March 19, 2010

Defiant Muse

I think I found the basis of my problem with my writer's block and my muse. To inspire my muse to inspire ME (woah, that's a vicious circle) is to allow it to know that someone is waiting to read what was just written. Usually I write for a little while with a friend over the computer and we exchange and read each other's stuff. I think that is what inspires me to write more. I like the idea of someone reading it as well as getting to read someone else's work when our writing session is done for the evening (especially when said writer is amazing at what she does and I can't wait to see what happens with her stuff.)

Tonight I made a goal to do some writing on my own. I wanted to get a lot of writing done over spring break and well, today is the last day of spring break. :( I got about 450 words jotted down so far. I plan on doing a tad bit more before calling it a night, I just felt the urge to blog some before getting back to the novel. Sometimes blogging opens up the creative juices.

This is a total change of subject because my brain is random, but I had a heck of a time trying to get my new cell phone today. I went into the Verizon store right after work. They were busy as usual so I checked in and waited on my name to be called. Before today I was told by THREE, count them...THREE customer service reps that I qualified for an upgrade today. They tell me that it's not until the 22nd. You talk about seeing red. I've had to jump through so many hoops since Alltel switched to Verizon. I finally threatened to cancel my contract and they were like no no, we can get you an upgrade. You're dang right you will. I'm done jumping through hoops. I NEVER had a problem with Alltel. GRRR, they always have to change good things.

Anyway, I got a phone that I'm totally enjoying so far. It's an LG Chocolate touch. I used to never think I'd like touch screens but ever since I got my iPod touch I love them.

It's finally the weekend. We're going to the Texas Tech basketball game tomorrow. It's the second round of the NIT tournament. Go Red Raiders! Here's hoping the snow scheduled for tonight won't be too intense. I can hear the wind howling outside. On March 19th. When did Texas become the new Alaska? LOL

Quote of the Day: "The best antidote to writer's block is ... to write." ~ Henriette Anne Klauser