Monthly Archives: December 2013

Weird Word of the Week

The Santa Snub: (n) ignoring Christmas in an attempt to better focus your attention on celebrating New Year’s Eve. Example sentence: “Describing recent purchases of a cocktail mixer, a fancy bottle of vermouth, a jar of olives, and a copy … Continue reading

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You know you’ve been spending beaucoup time line-by-line editing your novel when…

You realize that you’ve totally neglected your laundry and will be forced into spending an entire day wearing one black sock and one white sock.

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You know you’ve been spending beaucoup time line-by-line editing your novel when…

It’s Friday night and you realize that you’re wearing blue pajama pants embroidered with cartoon penguins and an unbuttoned black silk Hawaiian shirt with an image of a wizard battling (and/or dancing with) a grizzly bear on the back and … Continue reading

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You know you’ve been spending beaucoup time line-by-line editing your novel when….

You dream that you’re lying in bed, sound asleep. Then you wake up, lift your mattress off its box springs, lean it against the wall, pull up a chair, and start reading your novel to it.

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You know you’ve been spending beaucoup time line-by-line editing your novel when….

You’re sitting at your computer, diligently editing. In your hand, there’s a cup of chicory coffee mixed with soy milk. Hey, you suddenly think to yourself, I don’t allow myself to drink coffee at my work station. And then you … Continue reading

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Weird Word of the Week

Suitshark: (n) a derogatory nickname for a lawyer. Example sentence: “After a lifetime spent reading his works, Harold Bloom claims to only know three certainties about Shakespeare’s personality: he lusted after both sexes, he liked to drink more than he … Continue reading

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