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

- Graycie Harmon

Monday, October 17, 2011

On Being Nothing

So... how's life?

Mine's great. Can't complain. Not really. I've been exhausted and fairly short tempered for the better part of three days now, and I couldn't understand why until last night - I haven't taken my holidays this year yet.

Oops. Should get on that.

The work for today is much the same as it always is. Edit. I might write some too, as I had a dream last night that related to The Great Man. I did want to save the start of writing for NaNoWriMo, but it looks like I'll have to miss out on that again this year because the book won't wait.

Oh well.

Right, I owe you a fair amount of Forgotten English and so, here it is:


One who writes down or records prophecies.
- Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1909


Having the power to change the disposition of the mind.
- Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, 1755

If a minde easily bent or turned.
- Thomas Blount's Glossographia, 1656

Flexanimousness, flexibleness of mind or disposition.
- Nathaniel Bailey's Etymological English Dictionary, 1749


American English; [1800s].
- Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1918

(Ah hah hah hah hah! Oh, I like that one!)#


Rejected matter; that which is vile or despised.
- Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828

And now I'm off to edit. Wish me luck!

Oh, and I should also note that the title of today's post has nothing to do with today's post. Sorry about that (not really - I'm enjoying the weirdness of it).

Also, I'm currently addicted to the T.V. show Castle. It's the perfect blend of quirky, funny and serious.

And now I'm done procrastinating and will get back to editing. Goodbye!


Pam Asberry said...

Hope your editing went well. I could go for a holiday right about now myself. I think I'll work on that. I hope you change your mind about NaNo so we can do it together...

S.M. Carrière said...

As it turns out, I didn't write yesterday at all. I got stuck into a book I had set aside (for some reason) and couldn't put it down! Looks like NaNoWriMo is back on.