Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I Intend to Win --Day 1

My intentions haven't changed since the last 30DoW, so here's what I posted last time:

My intentions for June (and now September) are not particularly creative, but therein lies the possibility. This month my goals are consistency, growth and adventure. Consistency is first. I want to write consistently. It's kind of the basis for this project, no surprises there. I want to write a quality submission every day. Simple.

Growth is just as obvious. I want to grow as a writer and a person. What other purpose is there to life?

I want this project to be an adventure. An opportunity to try new things, discover new styles and voices, to play with possibility.

These are my goals, and without any segue let's move on to the second part of this assignment. I'm no more a writer than any other person. I have a degree in literature with a minor in creative writing. I write driveling nonsense to myself in journals, and I once was a teenage girl (I've written poetry). I love young adult literature, comic books and sci fi and fantasty. I have no ambitions to publish.

Okay, now on to more important business. I'm not really thinking about writing today because I'm having an anxiety attack about our game tonight against the Fucking Nihilist Eagles of New Brohemia. It's at 8 on field 11 at kreig fields. I'm nervous about playing well, even though I'm not any kind of golden glove player. I'm nervous about hitting, which I always am. I'm nervous about losing. Still, It will be great. I'm going to stop writing now so that I can close my eyes and vizualize our win. I'm going get ready and do my best. The game will be fun no matter what happens, but I'm not going to give up. If you asked anyone on the team what they intend today, I think we would all give the same answer.

I intend to win.


  1. +1 for using "segue" instead of "segway!" That always bugs me.

    So did you win the game or what? Inquiring minds want to know!

  2. You don't have to try to be creative. It smacks me in the face everytime I read your writing. I can't wait to read you daily again. (you are one of my secret Austin hero's...one of my everyday Astronauts!)

  3. 30 Days of Write feels like a family reunion to me now. Only one without old men sleeping in recliners, Conservatives yelling at me and washing a 1000 dishes. Anyway, I'm glad you're back for more sister-in-writing.

    (I realize that was weird and cheesy, but I'm tired and excited about having something worthwhile to read at the end of the night.)

  4. Thanks peeps! and for the record, we did win. I love New Bro, but after performing first aid on Lambie (who dislocated his kneecap), a win felt deserved.

  5. Waterloo kicked ass! You rocked, sister-and I will definitely try to make it out next week-maybe i can rustle up a few of the 30dow peeps :)

  6. I will admit, hipster baseball is pretty damn awesome. Just like you. I think there needs to be a Fancy Cupcake jersey ordered.

  7. Thanks Laurie & Sinclair for coming! It was great to have you and Haley and Cody there. We usually don't have any fans.

    P.S. I will totally rock a Fancy Cupcake jersey