Not my graduation, obviously. It has been precisely 6 years and 9 days since I graduated from anything, and I’m perfectly fine with that number continuing to grow. (Occasionally people ask if I’ve ever considered grad school. The mere thought makes me break out in hives.)
My youngest brother, Jackson, graduates high school this week, so I’ll be trundling myself off to southern Oklahoma to cheer for him and sucker-punch the first dumbass to blast an airhorn during the ceremony. Should be a fun weekend!
And after the graduation, I’ll have earned another kind of Adult Badge: Realizing Someone Whose Diaper You Changed Is Now a High School Graduate.
Then my youngest sister gets her driver’s license this August, isn’t that fun? (Realizing Someone Whose Diaper You Changed Is Now Legally Capable of Operating a Motor Vehicle!)
Anyway, #writemotivation updates!
1. Finish current edits on my 2006 NaNo WIP.
Not much to update here. I’ve added a (fairly short) section to chapter 8 and its fallout to chapter 9, and now I think that means I’m done with the stuff that needed adding in the first part of the book. Onward!
2. Post 3 times a week on the blog.
Kind of back on track with this (did it last week!), but updates have been spotty because if I get free time, I’m spending it on number one.
3. Get Buzz weird news and Buzz movies written and sent off by May 13.
Can I get a hooray for progress? Yay! Progress!
While “study the craft every day” hasn’t been a goal this month (at least, not a stated goal), I’ve been spending quite a bit of time reading The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark. As a writer and a bit of a grammar nut, this book is AWESOME. I’m a little bit in love, if only for lines like this:
“Fight to the death (or at least to the pain) for the serial comma.”
Serial commas and The Princess Bride? Be still my heart!
How has your month been going? Found any great books or great quotes?
Graduation photo courtesy Werwin15