Not gonna lie, I do get a serious thrill being able to slip four-point college words like juxtaposition into everyday convos, and January gave me the perfect excuse. What’s a juxtaposition, you may ask? Whelp, it’s basically two things that have a contrasting effect. Black and white. Up and down. Fabulous vs. down-right shitty.
Guess which one I’m referring to.
Yep, here we are in 2023 and let me tell you, the beginning of the month got off to one hell of a start. Guys, my replacement muse showed up, and she was not what I was expecting. Think less bad-ass biker and more cardigan-wearing librarian.
Yeah, I’m having difficulty wrapping my head around it too, but it’s not like I’m gonna tell her to leave. So instead of working on a manuscript, I’ve been churning out articles, newsletters, and other copious amounts of copy.
For real. You can read the proof in a previous blog post, and another’s going live mid-February. Aside from those, there’s been a shit ton of copy to go with various work-related puffery. I’ve been getting my groove on writing bulletins for the DIY MFA HUB, and subjecting all their poor unsuspecting subscribers to my brand of humor has been a hoot.
I’ve needed the distraction. At January’s 2/3rd’s mark, I got a super shitty surprise. Enter the juxtaposition. Guys – the flu is no frickin’ joke. I’m currently on day nine and *just* managed to haul my ass out of bed and get this post up. Excuse the typos, but it’s pretty difficult to spot grammar snafus when you’re delirious.
Also why I’m cutting this update short. Stay healthy, ya’ll. Hopefully by next month’s update I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled self, ’cause I’ve got something killer in the works.
And when I say killer, I mean…
So, yeah. There’s that. Cliffhanger totally worth it.