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Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?

First, let me credit Pinky & the Brain for the AYPWIP question. Man, I loved that show. And Pinky's ridiculous answers to that question. (E.g., "Uh, I think so Brain, but burlap chafes me so.") But already I digress.

Second, I am guessing that at least some of you are pondering the sort of thing I'm pondering, which is one of those end-of-year, taking-stock-of-things sorts of posts. It occurs to me to use this somewhat fallow week to actually find a few still points and engage in a bit of reflection and planning. It's been a long while since I've done either of those things - I've been in full-on head-down-keep-charging mode for a while now when it comes to many things, and while that has a tendency to get things done (finished the Jane project, wrote the Shakespeare poems, revised the body poems collection, sent queries to agents, started a new WIP) it is not always advisable to stay in that mode for lengthy periods of time because if you start running in an ill-thought-out direction, you can find yourself far, far from civilization without any real clue how to find your way back. Or something. (Pick your own analogy if that one didn't work.)

I look forward to finding out what your accomplishments for 2010 and plans for 2011 are (besides the almost-upon-us reading of Pride and Prejudice, that is). And I am planning now to find quiet time tonight or tomorrow to start rounding up my own thoughts on the subject(s).

P.S. - Man, did I use a lot of hyphenated phrases in this post or what?

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Dec. 28th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
Ah, but you used the hyphenated phrases correctly!

Yes, I've been pondering a taking-stock post myself and will probably make one before the end of the week/year.
Dec. 28th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
The copy editor said I got it right! *runs about pumping arms, chanting "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!"*

I'll be looking for your post. And thinking up mine.
Dec. 28th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
I get to spend at least half of 2011 planning a wedding. Hopefully I can keep my wits about me, because I've been planning the day in secret for, oh, about 4 1/2 years now.
Dec. 28th, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
Hooray! I hope all that pre-planning pays off!
Dec. 28th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Absolutely. I'm definitely planning some quiet personal journaling time this week, and a few reflective posts too.
Dec. 28th, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
I suck at journaling. Funny, since I don't think I suck at blogging. I get really self-conscious if I try to use an actual journal, though. Working with a blog persona means that I'm pretty much never self-conscious on my blog. Perverse, but true.

Looking forward to your posts!
Dec. 28th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
tanita says:
I love Pinky/Brain.
And I have to say we're all definitely pondering the same thing - the inevitable, "am I EVER going to finish Project C? Should I be doing A or B on my blog?" I am giving myself until Monday to come up with the answers...
Dec. 28th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
Re: tanita says:
I haven't done much dreaming/planning/organizing stuff lately, but have been just caroming along - and it's time to pause and make real plans.

And I figured you for a Pinky and the Brain girl, but I'm glad to know it for sure!
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