I have it on good authority (Death Star PR on Twitter), that  OMG, LOL and FYI have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. I get speed, I really do. I’m hugely impatient and always in a hurry (fine, running late) so I love the simplicity and common understanding of abbreviations, or initialisms. I have warmly accepted FYI, ASAP, GTF, OYB, P.S, NB and WWMD/BD (What would Madonna do/Buffy do?) and frequently scream “WTF!” at cyclists, toddlers, men who spit in the street and people who don’t pick their feet up when they’re walking.  In a good mood, I may even … Continue reading GTFOTP…please

I hear voices … and some of them are mine

I was reading Anne Lamott’s book about writing, Bird by Bird, and was squirmingly enthralled to see myself in print: ‘Left to its own devices, my mind spends much of its time having conversations with people who aren’t there. I walk along defending myself to people, or exchanging repartee with them, or rationalizing my behaviour, or seducing them with gossip, or pretending I’m on their TV talk show or whatever. I speed or run an aging yellow light or don’t come to a full stop, and one nanosecond later am explaining to imaginary cops exactly why I had to do … Continue reading I hear voices … and some of them are mine

Writer at Work

I had my first summer term mentoring session on Thursday and last night I stayed up til 02:00 working for the next session in four weeks. I have a lot to do. I have also been writing this morning but if I don’t shift my carcass into gear and get into the shower, I will be late for the job that actually pays me. I am so sleepy and so happy – I’m slappy. Continue reading Writer at Work