Rogue Ink

June 5, 2008

Sudden Death.

Filed under: Writing — Tei @ 7:06 am
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I am making an executive decision.

Tonight, I’m tired. I’ve been stressing myself out all day about the business, trying very hard to see good advice as good advice, rather than ‘that thing at which I should very much like to throw a shoe with deadly accuracy and a fair amount of force’.

Today, I procrastinated, and scared myself a lot, and got very little done. It’s one in the morning, and I am foregoing the blog post for today so that I can go to sleep.

You’ve all been very encouraging and inspiring and familial, and that makes me feel special inside, but the longer I depend upon you to push my little butt forward, the longer I am spending scooting along on my butt, and that gets to be embarrassing after a bit. I am standing up now. I like being sassy and adorable at you people, and it tends to get me a lot of cheerleading, for which I thank you profoundly.

However, I would be doing little justice to your cheerleading if I didn’t go out and win this goddamn game already. I’m already in about twelve kinds of overtime. I am shocked that y’all haven’t left early to beat the traffic. It is time for Sudden Death.

Those of you who don’t go for sports have no clue what the hell I’m talking about, but here’s the gist of it.

I won’t be posting on this blog again until I finish the website copy and send it over to my marketing guru.

This is the part where all of you tell me to finish the website copy RIGHT NOW, damn it, because you will be devastated if I don’t post tomorrow.


Clock’s ticking. We’ll see if this drags on for another round or if y’all get to go home soon.

Tick tick tick.

P.S. I just used the word ‘y’all’ twice in one post. That’s . . . unusual. Clearly there is something in the air. It’s that new moon getting to me.

Subscribe. The suspense is killing everyone.


  1. Wow, I’m going to really, REALLY miss you for the whole two days it’s going to take you to pull this thing off.

    Comment by RhodesTer — June 5, 2008 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  2. Tei,

    Good for you. Self-imposed deadlines work wonders, and so does taking one’s own medicine. I have to do it often.

    Did you tell yourself no more Reckon until you finish, or is that too extreme?

    Finish the copy RIGHT NOW, because you’re sick of not finishing it. Go be quiet somewhere, folks who care (everyone!) will wait.

    What is it with people and breaks? Spring seemed to make lots of folks crazy, now summer is doing it in a different way.



    Comment by Kelly — June 5, 2008 @ 12:21 pm | Reply

  3. OMG, I had the same moment yesterday. And I thought to myself: I love it when I get pissed enough at me vacillating and being scared. I love it when I get fed up with myself enough that I suddenly just DO it. I just need to be pissed all the time! (That would be mad and determined, not squiffy.)

    GO TEI! Don’t sweat it, but we’ll be waiting. I really look forward to seeing your new website! I feel proud of you already.

    Comment by Steph — June 5, 2008 @ 2:00 pm | Reply

  4. Finish the website copy RIGHT NOW!! I’ve just read the last few days that I’ve missed (sorry, you can beat me later because right now I’m going to bed) and you are fast becoming my favouritest blogger, so… finish the website copy RIGHT NOW!!!
    (Good luck!)

    Comment by Simonne — June 5, 2008 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

  5. Don’t leave us! Get on with it …

    (What are you doing checking comments? Get writing or else)

    Comment by Lucy — June 5, 2008 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

  6. Go twin go! Go twin go!

    (Original cheer, eh? Oh, and I would look really silly at the top of a pyramid.)

    Don’t stress yourself out TOO much. I don’t want to have to use my two-for-one psychward coupon on ya. 😉

    Comment by amyderby — June 5, 2008 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

  7. @Kelly: What can I say? We Men are trend setters. All it takes is one person to break the seal.

    Comment by Harrison McLeod — June 5, 2008 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

  8. OH…..Oh,,,,,,OH!!!!!!!……

    Now..I am going to say something that is going to get me in a heep of trouble….
    The men can take time off if they want. They were interesting and fun to read with my coffee and after all I know where to find them.But the world won’t end for a few weeks but….
    what the heck am I going to do? NO MORE procrastinating, no more playing at the Men’s new playground until you are done. ( which by way you are DANG good at and if you had half a bit of sense you would stop immedietly and go write that novel RIGHT NOW and publish it so I can read it)
    (Take whichever penman you are co-writing those scenes with right along with you. The two of you make an amazing writing team.)

    Comment by wendikelly — June 5, 2008 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

  9. …Tei?

    Didn’t I just see you talking to Brett?

    (Go get her, Wendi!)

    Comment by Friar — June 5, 2008 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

  10. Good, shutting up ’til you put up. Tough, but smart.

    Still, it reminds me of the old days when a parent could spank a child and offer the “this is going to hurt me a lot more than it hurts you” — we’ll suffer for your own good (and we’ll take the spanking with a stiff upper lip.)

    If this doesn’t work, maybe we should withhold our support that’s made it easier for you to put off the launch…?

    Comment by GirlPie — June 5, 2008 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

  11. hey, who’s get’s to spank who?
    How about we gang up and spank her if she doesn’t get her homework done?
    I want my blog reading!!!!
    I want to hang out in my favorite Pub!!!!

    I want a drink damn it!

    Now she’s got me swearing. And that just doesn’t happen.
    Ask Friar.
    There is a maypole somewhere around here….
    (although I do hear she’s pretty tough with a that might not work…)

    Comment by wendikelly — June 5, 2008 @ 8:41 pm | Reply

  12. Yeah…believe me, you don’t want to cross Wendi! (She scares me at times!) 🙂

    Better listen to her, Tei…

    Comment by Friar — June 5, 2008 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  13. Though I will find it hard to live without reading your lovely blog each and every day, I will endure knowing that you can’t blog if you can’t afford food and shelter and without your business…well, a break in Rogue Ink posts is far better than the alternative!

    Comment by Sandie — June 6, 2008 @ 2:52 am | Reply

  14. Tei-Ahh, write it. Write it fast. Get your rhythm going. Set the hour glass, tune everything out. Whatever it takes to do it, do it.
    We’re gonna be thirsty real soon. 🙂

    Comment by Janice Cartier — June 6, 2008 @ 4:03 am | Reply

  15. Yo Mama says you go, girl!

    Comment by YoMama — June 6, 2008 @ 4:45 am | Reply

  16. Awww you’re taking charge of things! Now that’s a good sign! Congrats to you — Looking forward to your next post and and a chance to see the new site!:)

    Comment by Kimberly — June 6, 2008 @ 3:06 pm | Reply

  17. Sassy. In your own words, “well played.”

    We are all looking forward to your new creation.

    Comment by Ellen Wilson — June 7, 2008 @ 12:06 am | Reply

  18. […] completed the web copy on Friday night, by the way. Thanks for coming around and rooting for that one. The reason you didn’t see a blog post on Friday night (or Saturday night, comes to that) was […]

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