i am getting shameless in the cadging of free rides

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Okay, who noticed that I used the word "warning" no less than three times in my previous post? Worse, said usage occurred not just in the one post, but in the space of two sentences. The shame! This is why editors are worth more than they are paid — because when I get tired, or even just pressed for time, I will re-use words like a dog with a nervous twitch.

Sadly, this blog has no editor, and thus you all must suffer through my nervous twitches. Sorry 'bout that.

(But not sorry enough to be bothered going back and fixing it.)

Actually, I've had a pretty lacklustre week, as far as the writing goes. This is partly because of the rain on Monday making the library exceedingly unappealing of an afternoon, partly because I took Wednesday off to go to a gig (TOTALLY worth it, I've been humming the songs from that set list ever since), and partly because there was a sort of challenge thrown down at the dayjob and I've been breaking myself in an attempt to best it.

Have I mentioned that I get a little competitive when there are goals and targets in sight? If only I could harness this power for good. Or even evil world domination. I'm not picky, at the end of the day.

2 thoughts on “i am getting shameless in the cadging of free rides

  1. I didn't notice at all so I suppose as long as your novel doesn't have you commenting on which words you're overusing it will be fine by me πŸ™‚

    Competitive huh? I'll remember that! Perhaps there's a way I can harness it to *my* advantage!

  2. I'll have to remember not to provide a running commentary throughout the novel (that's the other thing editors are good for: cutting out my running commentary πŸ˜‰ )

    Definitely competitive. They told me at work there's no way I'd be able to produce 6 reports a week just yet. I got a little pig-headed defiant and determined to prove them wrong. (I didn't win. This week. πŸ˜• )

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