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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

365 days of being a writer: day 120

I really wanted to watch some TV when I got home today. It's such a symptom of over-stimulation and under-nourishment.

And I looked for something to watch, too. Luckily, my favorite shows are on break and I couldn't find the movie Sweetgrass online. Instead, I slogged through the online application for the University of Wyoming. So now, I've applied there, too.

That's four.

Preliminary reviews on the bee essay are positive. If I hear back from my letter of recommendation-ers I will be ready to mail that application next week. Kansas won't be until after the end of January. So that leaves Penn State. I am waiting to hear back from them about emailing my new writing sample and SOP.

I also scribbled the first few paragraphs of maybe a short story. Maybe. Now, I am going to take a hot bath, and then go to sleep so I can get up early and write.

Anyone know any good resources to help drill how to avoid comma splices into my head? I am the fucking QUEEN of the comma splice, and I would like not to be.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Here and here and here and here are some comma splice exercises. Comma splices and fused sentences have become very common in the Facebook age. I can't tell you how often I see things like "He makes really awesome art, I love it" or "I was completely exhausted, I did so much today" etc. Although I have trained my inner prescriptive grammarian to relax a lot over the years, part of it still growls at this.

Hey, speaking of Facebook, not sure if you saw my comment but I would love to read your bees essay. I put my e-mail in the comment.