Monday, February 13, 2012

Because I'm told I should be organized, as a writer, or something...

Just a quick quip that I've solidified the final version of my new blogging schedule here. Or, at least one I intend to long as it behooves me.


SUNDAY: Weekly Writing Check-In. Same one I've always done since about September or so.

MONDAY: Free For Me, or, whatever I feel like posting. General thoughts about writing, announcements that didn't fit on Sunday, etc. Usually a discussion post of some kind. (Although today this is filling it for it, ha!)

WEDNESDAY: Hubpages Wednesday. Where I plug my latest hubs I've written in the past week or so (usually 1-2, depending on time).

FRIDAY: Friday Flash. Short flash fiction pieces written and shared for promotional purposes. Will either be "original" or taken straight from any draft I may be working on.

Of course, I'll post on the other days if I feel like it. =P

All right, so this post isn't a complete bore to you, have a question!

What's the most ridiculous metaphor you've ever read? Bonus points if it literally made you LOL.

Right now the ones fresh in my mind all belong to GRRM. I can't take sailing masts seriously anymore. 


  1. Anyone who posts multiple times a week is amazing! I've just worked up to two posts a week. :) Thanks for following over at MfC, and I am happy to return the favor. Let the Campaign roll!

  2. You can follow a blog're my hero. I am so sporadic about updating my blog.

    Haha, GRRM does have some good metaphors. I don't know where I first heard this, but it's kind of a staple in erotic/romance writing, and it's the comparison of the male anatomy to a sword, specifically the "sheathed himself to the hilt" line. Gets me every time.

    1. but but...

      "Purple Headed Warrior"!!!

    2. The sword as phallic imagery isn't just limited to erotic/romance writing though. It's been a strong fixture in all kinds of literature for a very long time, and it's well documented by feminist critics at least since the revival in the 1960s.

  3. Woohoo! I'll look forward to them! :D

    The most I do is usually twice a week ;) Maybe someday I'll be as cool as you and have a schedule! :D

    1. Baby steps! :D

      Plus I have lots of crap to plug, lol.

  4. A writer? Organized? Ha (that laugh is more about me)! If I could just keep my desk organized, that would be a great start.

    I gave you a shout-out on my blog today! :)

    1. Thanks for the shout-out!

      I'm not disorganized, really.

      But I am pretty dirty. My table here is disgusting. :(

  5. I recommend New Novelist software for organising and planning works you eventually want to publish. Gives you excellent templates for plots, and a guideline to how much weight a particular section in the novel sequence should have. I find it so fantastic, that I can jump in on a particular section in the juicy middle part and work on it, with a word limit goal, because the software has an outline to work with.
    And as for the absolute nonsense metaphor I've ever read:
    "He sailed into her harbour, like a drunken derelict under the command of a nomadic Viking..."
    I don't remember what work this was from; I just remember having to translate into German, where I realised how absurd it was.

  6. I actually boguht New Novelist a few years ago. Never used it. Bought Scrivener last November, Never use it. Ha. My mode of thinking just does not jive with this authoring programs apparently, lol. My plan of attack is sit down and write. Then edit. Repeat.

    And that's a pretty ripe metaphor, ha!


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