Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Confession Tuesday- St. Patrick's Day edition


I'm off to lunch, to keylime pie soon, so let's begin!


1) I am mostly French, but also part Irish & English on my dad's side (family from Dublin, Ireland). On St. Patrick's day though, I skip out on my French side. (Though honestly, I think I look much more Irish than French-- I did not get my mum's pretty skin and have always felt much more Irish than French.)


2) I like holidays that involved colors and parties (Cinco de Mayo, St. Patty's day, Halloween, and 4th of July).


3) Because I looked up the book of badpoet from yesterday, it keeps showing up on my Amazon page and this makes me cranky. I call it karma.


4) Thank you for listening to my rant yesterday about anonymous badpoet. It cleared my head.


5) I am retitled my manuscript again and am looking for words that are a metaphor for either God, anxiety, or chaos. If you have any to share, please post them in my note section. If I use your word, I will send you something.


6) When I typed that last confession I thought of Jeannine and my friends who have been through this with me numerous times (and with numerous books) and I both both thank you and apologize to you again and again.


7) I have a third manuscript I haven't sent out yet, but it has a title, that I won't change. Promise.


8) I confess I love the Irish...


Cheers to you all (Irish and not) on this St. Patty's day!

5 comments:

  1. Happy St. Patty's Day!

    How many manuscripts do you have in the works? Amazing. Titles are tough. But in the end, I think we fret a little too much about them.

    And now I must check out your post from yesterday.

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  2. Regarding item 5: the most likely word that comes to mind is trembling. Though Kierkegaard may have used it previously.

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  3. Once, in a church service, I heard the verse, "I am the great I AM" (I think what God told Moses to say when the Pharoah asks who sent him). I heard that verse as Iamb. I have yet to do anything with that idea. You're welcome to it. God as cosmic heartbeat?

    Other metaphors for God: Breath occurs throughout the Bible (Pneuma, if you want to be Greek). I've always liked the idea of a potter. Much of creation--and an interesting healing story involving Jesus--seems to involve mud.

    Chaos--a void has always seemed apt.

    And my anxieties are like yapping dogs that won't shut up and keep nipping me.

    I look forward to seeing your eventual title!

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  4. Hi January,

    I have two manuscripts, one I obsess about and one that is on the backburner until I can get the first one accepted. I'm not a multi-tasker, maybe I'll blog about this today...

    Lyle, Thanks! And Kiekegaard can't have all the rights to that word-- give it up, K! ;-) Appreciate your note.

    Kristin-- that is the best church story! I love Iamb vs. I am.

    I write so therefore Iamb. I love it! You gave me some great ideas. Thank you!

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  5. Yesterday, I stumbled across a Psalm that mentioned God as comforter. That immediately made me think of quilts and blankets. I love the idea of God as quilter. This morning, a line bubbled up in my brain; I plan to use it, but feel free to play too:

    On the 3rd day, God switched fabrics.

    I'm intrigued with how the creation story can be translated into fabric. If I was a better visual artist . . .

    O.K. I'll quit monopolizing your comment space now.

    Thanks for the inspirations you've given me.

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