Monday, October 13, 2014


Definition: When you have a handful of wishful blog topics, but every time you start, you feel like you have to force it out and the only thing that is really happening sort of stinks...

So instead of blogging about these topics, I'm going to blog about blogging about these topics. Howzat?

INTP What?

Ever hear of the Myers-Briggs? It is a personality test of sorts about PREFERENCES. And I really thought about sharing my SHOCK that my TYPE had changed. In 1992 I was an INTJ. Briefly when my kids were little I was an INFJ (thinker becomes a feeler in presence of small people). But Now I am an INTP... And you care WHY? Exactly.

The Tyranny of Shoes.

Seriously. This is on my list. I listen to women and these shoe fetishes and frankly find them INSANE. Know how they used to bind feet in China? Shoes are just a lesser form of this torture. There. I said it. But for the life of me I can't think of anything more to say on the matter.

Ugly to Cool Scale.

You want to know about this, but I'm not ready to write about it yet. Things that are so ugly they come all the way back around to being cool again... And that's all I have to say about that.

NaNoWriMo is in 19 Days!!!

I'm sure this will come up again.

But there IS a Brief NEWS Piece!!!

Elizabeth Spann Craig ROCKS!

I'm sure you knew that, but she is helping me out huge... What Ales Me FINALLY had its big edit completed, but I have worked myself to major insecurity over it and really wanted a PRO to give it a read before I send it back to Ellen. I think it's because I believe this COULD be a great series, but I fear I am only a decent writer, not a great one. I have really good ideas, but somehow my ability to execute them falls short every time.

So advice on where I am falling short, or reassurance I'm not the dunderhead I feel like I am is SO appreciated...


Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

IITJ here. :) Which I always thought was kind of a weird personality type.

I'm with you on the shoes. But I'm a size 9...maybe only women with petite sizes like shoes?

And...happy to help out! I know what it's like to lose perspective on a story.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, she does rock! Glad she helped you with that big edit.
I don't understand shoe fetishes either. I'm sure that doesn't surprise you.
Not sure who I am on that test. Supporter?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I think that building will remain ugly no matter what.

Elizabeth is amazing.

I hate shoe shopping and prefer to go barefoot, even in winter. (Inside my house of course. Need shoes for safety outside.)

T. Powell Coltrin said...

I DO NOT like shoes or shopping for them. For a long time, I was good because my daughter handed down her shoes to me, but alas, her shoe size is bigger now.

You're not a dunderhead. I like your writing very much and you're a writing machine of which I admire.


Sarah Ahiers said...

ugh, i hear you about the constipation. That's why i have no post up for today.
And i hear you about the insecurity, too. I just sent in my revision to my editor and while i think 90% is fine to good, i'm worried 10% maybe wasn't where it needed to be (of course, i'm waaaaay to close to even be remotely objective about any of this anymore)

Arlee Bird said...

Well, there's always Bloglax.

A miscellany post certainly helps now and then.

Tossing It Out

Andrew Leon said...

Which is why I don't like Myers-Briggs. Your core personality doesn't change, but M-B doesn't actually measure that; it measures behaviors, and behaviors can and do change.

If I could escape wearing shoes, I would.

Jennifer Kreft said...

Here's a question for you: Which are more tyrannical? Shoes or Pants? (And flip-flops don't count, right? The official footwear of summer, they epitomize freedom. They flip. They flop. What's not to like?)

mshatch said...

You know, I love looking at shoes, high heeled, strappy, sparkly...but then I think of actually wearing them and trying to walk in them and I head for the boots and sneakers. Or better yet...sandals :)

Jaclyn Canada said...

I'm an ISTJ. Mine's changed since High School when I was an extrovert. It was ESFJ then. The personality thing is pretty interesting. I've never seen that little chart for it before. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

I like my tennis shoes and that's about it.

Helena said...

Shoes are fine but I don't care that much about them, on the other hand I really like boots. But whatever I buy has to have low to flat heels because I'm tall and have long, bony feet, and if they're not very, very comfortable forget it.

I think What Ales Me could certainly be a good series. And you don't have to be a great writer to be a great mystery writer. I hope these final readings of WAM make all the difference and restore your faith in yourself. BECAUSE YOU ARE THAT GOOD!