Monday, September 08, 2003

someone who writes a book about ABCs is an abecedarian

But what do you call a book about ABC itself?

Hell if I know. And I'm too blatted to even think how to look. And I thought it was amphygory.

But I need to know, so if you know, let me know.

abandonne pour paris

Windows ME refused it, but XP adored it, so Nikki's new game, Restaurant Empire, is installed in Nikki and Sage's computer at home.

My wife has abandoned me for the hectic world of recipes, cook-offs, rude staff, Dean-like customers and tortuous decor decisions (17th c. tapestry or sawed-off buick?).

Someday... it will be my turn.

personal misprision

Once in a while, in the midst of writing something, I notice that I'm writing in a certain manner, using certain techniques, or even the same wording.

It upsets me.

Sometimes, if its not important, I let it go and just finish the thing with every intent of polishing, cutting and editing (yes, sometimes in that order) later.

But once in a while, it really irks me and I go cold.

I delete the damn thing.

Because you cannot grow if you keep doing the same thing in the same way.

It gets tired.

I get tired.

It's the same thing I impose on people I like to read. After a certain number of texts, if the author is still doing the same-old same-old, that means a plateau has been reached, a comfort zone secured and growth stunted.

Oddly, to me this notion of misprision does not apply to agenda or theme. You can write about love or revolution or karma until you turn blue, but find different ways to do so.


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