n. infantile pattern of suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between incisor teeth or between alveolar ridges during initial stage of swallowing (if persistent can lead to various dental abnormalities) v. [content removed due to Bush campaign to clean up the internet] n. act of nyah-nyah v. pursuing with relentless abandon the need to masticate and thrust the world into every bodily incarnation in order to transform it, via the act of salivation, into nutritive agency

Thursday, August 27, 2009


So, I have at various points in the past tried to get certain buddies to do some version of this with me:
-Hey! You're a writer, I'm a writer, how about that!
-Yeah, how about it!
-So, you know, I'm trying to write...
-Yeah, I'm trying to write too...
-But I tend to procrastinate and get distracted...
-Yeah, me too. There's so much to life, it's so easy to get distracted...
-So, what say you we send each other pages we're working on?
-Yeah, I write three pages, send them to you; you do the same.
-It'll be like motivation or something.
-Sure, I'll get right on that.
And then nothing (from either of us). So: anyone out there willing to commit to a page-a-day writeathon?

Every day a page written, every day it's emailed to the other person(s), who makes a little mental check on the list, but does not read anything until asked. That way you're not committing to reading a damn thing, but you are pledging, committing, 100% promising to write a page every day, every day yet another page.

It can be anything: dissertation, novel, article, nonfiction, poem, etc.

Drop me a line if you're interested.
Hey you. I promise that starting September 15th I will do this. You know how I like to put things in the mailbox. I'll be working on the dissertation anyway. But I need to turn in my comps on the 14th. I swear to you on my ankles that I will do this.
Excellent. You're on. And we can do the mailbox version too instead of the emailbox, if you prefer, but maybe not every day mailing, but once-a-week/7-page mailings.

And you know I'll collect on your ankles... they're pretty nice lookin'.
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