Friday 25 March 2011

Dead Line

I'm not here.

I hope.

There are a few deadlines for anthlogies/magazines looming that I promised myself I'd write for and I'm so far behind, I'm not even certain how many there are or if I'm too late for some. There's a mound of printed sheets on top of my printer--I see guidelines, interesting writing posts, I press print, I forget about them--and I need to get to.

I also need to bury myself in the Barbed Wire Heart edit and stop allowing distractions to lead me astray.

Normally, if I'm at home and manage to ignore twitter for an hour I call that a result. I'm aiming for a week's silence. It's going to be hard. I've turned off the comment section at the bottom of this post or I'll be tempted to come by and see if anyone's spoken and then I'll reply and in a heartbeat I'll be cruising along to twitter.

I've cleared my google reader of all but one post (that has a link to a short story I want to read and guidelines for a magazine I may be interested in submitting to), but otherwise, I've read everything, and commented where I had something to say. It'll be interesting (and fun) to see how full my google reader is when I return to the web. I think it'll have about 271 blog posts to read. If you fancy guessing how many blog posts you think my google reader will have amassed in my break (which may be 7 days, may be one hour or may even be a month--yeah right), then shoot me an email - catephoenix(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll send the person who gets the closest a prize on my return.

If you need me for anything, send me an email. I'll be checking my mailbox regularly (though, hopefully not too regularly :D)

Here I go...