Writer’s Block: Cute Meet

I don’t know if mine’s cute, but it amuses me.  My friend pointed out that my current boyfriend and I wouldn’t have met if it hadn’t been for her webcomic.  Basically, my friend saw this guy who looked like a character from her comic, and proceeded to befriend him.  Later, I met him through her, and the rest is history. 

I also like the story about how one of my friends only went out with this guy after he’d asked her three separate times over a period of months.  It took her that long to fall for him and they’ve been together for two and a half years or something. 


Long Writing Meme

I stole this from a community I recently joined, although in my defense, they did give us permission to re-post to our personal journals. So it’s not really stealing, is it?

Writing Meme

I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

For the first time in ages, I am in no mood to write anything of any kind.  Even this journal is taking it out of me.  My guess would be that this is because I am in the final quarter of my novel and I don’t theoretically have this character’s section fleshed out, so I’m kind of just making it up as I go.  Also, I’m so horribly distracted that I can’t get into his head and write his words or his voice without feeling like I’m going to say what I’d be saying in the situation I’m putting him in–instead of what he’d be saying. 

There is something seriously messed up with my head right now, since the only thing I can focus on is nothing at all productive or healthy.  Goddamn my lack of personal mind control. 

How Quickly my Frustration Grows

I am not in a good mood.  Actually, scratch that.  I’m in a bad mood.  I have been depressed for a large portion of my day.  There are a variety of factors contributing to my general attitude at the present, and I don’t particularly feel like going into too much detail about any of them.  

Here’s a sum-up:

Math sucks.  I don’t know if I can survive the last week and a half of my class.  That’s how bad things are right now, and that’s how tired I am of it.  

I will not be able to go on a day trip to the city with my group of home friends as I will be out of town that day.  

And the final reason?  I don’t like having to make phone calls.  I really don’t like being the one to contact people.  I can put aside my reservations about this for the most part, unless I am forced to make the calls ALL THE GODDAMN TIME.  

So therefore, I am done making the phone calls.  From now on I will wait to be contacted.  I get the feeling I will be waiting another few weeks at least.  This does not make me happy in the slightest.  

My current state of mind being what it is, I am not in the best place to be hanging out with people.  Guess what I’m doing tonight?  *sigh*  


Notemeetsletter Prompt 4

Title: A Surprise Visitor
Author: IrisFlower81 (Ellen)
Challenge: “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls
Prompt: See above. I don’t remember what the exact challenge or prompt for this. I just remember the song.
Genre: Drama/Romance/Angst
Rating: PG.
Author’s Note: I received about equal parts constructive criticism and positive feedback for this piece, mostly because it belongs as part of a larger work and I never answer enough questions when I write things that aren’t standalones. That being said, my apologies for unanswered questions and a few somewhat gaping holes.

I just don’t want to miss you tonight

Salutations from Streeterville

Hey everyone! I’m currently smack dab in the middle of a rather large city. Those of you who know me/or are familiar with the area themselves will know which one. 🙂 I’m here with my parents for a conference that my mother is attending, and I’ll be here until the middle of the afternoon tomorrow. My mother will actually be at the conference until Monday, and my sibling will be coming down tomorrow to stay for a night. I’m uber excited because, for all the times I’ve stayed overnight at Christmas time, I’ve never done so in the summer. Should be a delight!

It was pouring down rain when we left home, but by the time we arrived it was brilliantly sunny. A beautiful day in the neighborhood, as my dad quoting Mr. Rogers would say. I’m looking out the window of a restaurant at the brick buildings and tree lined streets, all the while feeling incredibly lucky to be here. This is just one of those good days, where everything seems to fall neatly into place and happen exactly as you hope.

We’re going to go check in at our hotel in about half an hour, and probably grab dinner sometime after that. Lunch was delicious and I’m still full, so I can’t help but wonder where we’ll end up when/if we ever do get hungry.

Anyway, I may be dragging some of my friends down here again in a few weeks when they come to visit. You guys know who you are, and I hope you’re looking forward to our visit as much as I am.

Hope everyone’s having a great day. I know I am, although I do wish I had brought my laptop with me, because I am feeling inspired like you wouldn’t believe.

Writer’s Block: Listen to This

I am more the type to recommend songs instead of whole bands.  Currently I’m obsessed with "Boats and Birds" by Gregory and the Hawk, "Let Go" by Frou Frou, and Rufus Wainwright’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah."  All three are fantastic songs.