Study Hall, Monday, June 1


You know, if you need to really concentrate on an especially difficult writing task, you can give yourself a writing retreat. A day alone in a hotel room where no one else knows the number. A day by the lake with your MacBook (and a portable charger). Even a day at Starbucks. Watch this space on Friday and I’ll tell you how I do it.

So, what are YOU working on today? I’m revising an essay that has just been accepted by Drunken Boat lit mag. Because I have to. But maybe I’ll sneak away for a little while to check in with Queen Esther and her four sisters and see what they’re up to after their marble game (See below for explanation.)

Leave us a comment to let us know how you’re plugging along today.

9 responses to “Study Hall, Monday, June 1”

  1. Qristina Avatar

    I’m here early today! Chomping at the bit! I’m working on two things – another blog post and writing more for my book!


  2. Linda Mowry Avatar
    Linda Mowry

    Today’s haiku was written before I read your suggestions for doing a “retreat.”
    June 1, 2015
    Green envelops us
    We retreat for the summer
    Not moving an inch


  3. Glenda Bailey-Mershon Avatar

    Wow, Linda! Such synchronicity! Could it be because you’ve known me for years? Your haiku makes me think of a caterpillar and how slowly they move, how slowly they metamorphose.


  4. Glenda Bailey-Mershon Avatar

    A suggestion for Roberta, who’s having a bad day: Maybe a good time to introduce plot tension? You could channel those bad feelings into your antagonist.


    1. Roberta Bear Avatar
      Roberta Bear

      Thanks, Glenda. Will keep in mind for future. Worked my way out of it.


  5. Roberta Bear Avatar
    Roberta Bear

    In a negative mood this am, matching June gloom outside, but I’m here, committed to sticking to this seat for about 2 hours. Torn between continuing w/ Randi (BTW, Glenda: short for Alexandria) where I last was, and exploring her in a prior year. Will try the latter. If it doesn’t work, at least I have an option.

    2 hrs later: this apparently didn’t post earlier?


  6. Roberta Bear Avatar
    Roberta Bear

    Did about 2 pp each option.


  7. Glenda Bailey-Mershon Avatar

    Fantastic, Bobbie! You’ll have a whole draft before you know it! I was doing well until I went to the eye doctor this afternoon–major headache! But I did get a complete redraft of the essay done. So–mission accomplished? Hope everyone else had a great day, too. See you next Monday!


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