December 17, 2008

Shameless Self-Promoting

I hate to be a nag, but I'm starting a little mini-series on my writing blog (linked to your left).

[Aside: an asian gentleman just walked into my apt. complex lobby to use the wifi, like me, and he sneezed. The sneeze sounded asian. That's wonderful.]

Anyway, I'll post short little vinettes, if you will, titled as "sketches" over the next few works, or months, or however long it lasts. I've already posted the first. Do please read them, they are very short, and leave your comments. Let me stress that I'm not looking for literary criticism. Just your impressions. And I do confess I am looking for a little more than "good. I like it." But still not looking for "the use of second person past tense is especially inspiring in the second paragraph." Just let me know what readers out there are thinking of my style, similies, and word choices. And the general impression of my writing. By the way, each little sketch is quite intentional and has its own, if I can use the "m" word, meaning, in a way. They are meant to be character sketches. Please tell me what you think if you have the time. Give me some feedback.

Christmas music sucks. Generic Christmas music, that is. It's something like misjudging distance and bumping a glass full of water against your front tooth when all you want is a sweet little sip.
And whatever happened to the voice that is pleased to bring you the feature presentation? I really, really miss him.



8 Comments:

Blogger Naomi said...

Examples of generic Christmas music?

December 18, 2008 at 10:09 AM 
Blogger JHitts said...

I like "Run Run Rudolph."

December 18, 2008 at 2:00 PM 
Anonymous Econ said...

I just ordered the Christmas on Mars CD+DVD set. That's kind of Christmas music.

December 18, 2008 at 3:21 PM 
Blogger Naomi said...

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December 18, 2008 at 6:09 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Here's one piece of constructive criticism: "vinettes" has a g in it. I'll let you determine where it goes.

December 19, 2008 at 1:15 AM 
Blogger Tony Gonzalez said...

"Where Will You Be on Christmas Day?" is still awesome compilation.

December 20, 2008 at 2:20 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

This blog has compiled a mix of Christmas music that doesn't suck:

http://www.theleathercanary.com/2008/12/tis-season.html

Got everything from Elvis to Otis Redding to the Flaming Lips to the Walkmen. Pretty nice.

December 20, 2008 at 11:07 PM 
Blogger Naomi said...

Good call on the "g," Jacky. Hehe.

December 22, 2008 at 7:52 PM 

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