Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Friday, June 10, 2011

Random Stuff

Stuff is, of course, the technical term.

Good news, the flatmate's back after a successful business trip to Toronto. She arrived a little worse for wear - a feat of her own making - but otherwise satisfied. Tomorrow she starts work on a movie being filmed here in Ottawa.

You wouldn't think there are many of those, but it's a steady enough business.

In writing news, I'm now 500 words behind my target, but that's alright. I technically have today off, meaning I can easily catch up. I'll write a quick 500 and then relax for the rest of the day... possibly catch up on The Game of Thrones. What wouldn't I do for the success of George R.R. Martin?

Quite a lot, as it turns out. I'm such a prude.

There isn't much really to say. Training went well last night. I learned the first line of a single stick form, and will probably tackle the applications of the moves next week. Next weekend, it's off to Belleville for a three day Kung Fu workshop. I'm quite excited about that. The night before, it's lesson 4 of Equestrian Archery, provided everyone's schedules line up.

And that's all the news I have. A dull day to be sure. Well, I have to get writing, so here's your almost daily Forgotten English:


Elevated in nature or character above what pertains to the earth or world; belonging to a region above the world. Humorously or ironically applied to what is ideal, fantastic, or chimerical. Situated above the earth. Adapted from Medieval Latin supramunda [by] Thomas Aquinas.
- Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1919

Perhaps, in that supermundane region, we may be amused with seeing the fallacy of our own guesses.
- Thomas Jefferson's Writings, 1818


Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

It amazes me how much you do--and still get your writing in! I'm thinking there must be some secrets to share ...


S.M. Carrière said...

Ahhh... secrets...

Not really. I have a dull job that lets me write during office hours. And I've just exposed my secret...

Pam Asberry said...

There are plenty of people who would waste that time manicuring their nails or flipping the pages of a glossy magazine. Not that there's anything wrong with that! But to get paid for writing... ah...

S.M. Carrière said...

That is true, I suppose, though I'd find doing so extremely dull!

And I totally agree:

Get paid to write... ahhhh!