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slippery noodles
Location: Central Texas
Gender: Female
Born: April 1967
Interests: Scrabble, painting, bowling, teaching, weathered things, rugby, coffee at sunrise, muddy jeeps with knobby tires...
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Joined: May 2010
Have you ever tried to pick up a spoon full of cooked spaghetti and meatballs? Did you get it all the way to your mouth, all noodles in tact? If you did, you are far more talented than I (me?).

Ideas are like slippery noodles. I think that time it like that too. So when a person grows up saying, "I love to write. I want to be a writer!" and then blinks only to find 43 years have been used up and it hasn't happened yet, well that's the slippery noodle syndrome. I have it.

So this membership on FanStory is me tossing that dratted spoon into the sink and pointedly winding slippery strands of spaghetti around the tines of a fork in an effort to force myself to write. I really do like to write. Of course this doesn't necessarily mean I'm good at it.

This could get messy! ...but then, everything I do gets messy.
Heave ho fork!
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slippery noodles: APA on the brain.
I missed my July 2nd deadline to post an essay or a short story. But I got my homework turned in on time and it's very well written. I guess I'll just have to set a new deadline and try again. July 16th is it. Maybe when I'm sitting on the deck at Mozart's in Austin tomorrow I'll be able to fling some words on a page and stir them into a story.
July 10, 2010 at 8:50PM

slippery noodles: So this is obviously a battle for me. Is it perfectionism or is it procrastination? Both? I'm going to have to make myself post frazzled pieces. I have to post it but without qualifying it as incomplete and unpolished. Not so easy. However, a post is overdue and shards are all I have. So I am posting the meager two paragraphs that I managed to write last week when I attempted to participate in the daily prompt (or something like that). It was the prompt that required the story to begin with: She had a place to go. The piece - False Start - is nothing to write home about; most definitely not promotable, but it's a pros post and there's always next week.
June 26, 2010 at 10:49AM

slippery noodles: uh-oh. it's midnight on the 25th and i have not posted pros. failure with a capital F. bummer. give me a minute i'll see what i can do. i know the weak beginning of a story/book is laying around here somewhere...
June 26, 2010 at 1:11AM

slippery noodles: well would you look at that, someone read my goal. thanks for the idea shelley kaye. hm, guess that means i'll be writing tonight - seeing as how my deadline is tomorrow (:-O!!!
June 23, 2010 at 6:21PM

slippery noodles: sheesh
three weeks on this site and still no pros posted
stupid APA mindset monopolizing homework
public goal... ok maybe not public since no one reads this page
written goal: post pros by the 25th day in june
something ... anything
June 17, 2010 at 11:40AM
    shelley kaye: how about a story about that little yellow guy holding the clock ;-)
    June 17, 2010 at 12:22PM

slippery noodles: So I'm playing around with this Haiku thing. Have had to research Haiku - I'm not very well versed in the conventions of poetry. Believe me, I am making a mess! Funny thing though, all these bits and pieces of discarded poetry on the cutting room floor are kind of cleaning out my head. Hm.
Okay, that's enough of the deep end for now.
June 11, 2010 at 7:10AM

slippery noodles: my brain needs some serious WD40!! The creative wheels are just a little rusty...
June 10, 2010 at 3:29AM

slippery noodles: Finally! Last night I was able to lie flat on the driveway in the middle the night with hands pressed against cool concrete and eyes clamped shut. I could feel the earth move through the sky. I quickly opened eyes aimed past the treetops and had to hang on so I wouldn't fall off! Um, it's a favored pastime during the post school year defragging week. It means that summer is here!
June 6, 2010 at 1:56PM


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