All Over But Nowhere

A couple of years ago, I changed the name of this blog to ‘Scribing English All Over the Place’ because of a philosophy teacher I had. He said that people would tell him his lectures were all over the place, and that the key part of the comment was ‘the place’. It’s still centered, despite being everywhere.

That’s the way I’ve been feeling while on break. I have opened WordPress and closed the tab so many times, initially with the idea of reading the blogs I follow and writing a bit while I’m at it. But then I thought that I should be making flashcards to study for exams next month (NEXT MONTH!!!!!!), or I should be working on editing my novel–or that oh wait, I have another novel I want to get done that I think I can pump out really fast if only I have a detailed enough outline, but then really I should be acquiring more editing work. Of course, all the while I should be sowing the seeds for our vegetable garden so we can eat next winter, but oh dear, the weather has been conveniently crap–and now the eggs are hatching and really I shouldn’t leave the chicks when they’re this young on their own…..

And so on and so forth.

All over the damn place. But, I’m still inĀ the place. I’m still productive. While I’m working on a hundred things at a time, I’m still focussed on an overarching goal, still being productive, and still keeping things interesting.

So no, I haven’t actually written in my blogs for a while, nor have I been a good reader for the blogs that I follow. But I’ll get back in the swing of things. Recently I’ve just been enjoying the freedom to tool around over here, then over there, and then back over to the north side of the whatever, without demand of a schedule.

I will study.

I will edit my novel.

I will sow my garden (at least I freaking hope I will).

But for now, I’m happy doing a little bit here and there and just getting things nudging along slowly.

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Three Day Three Quote Challenge – Day 1

I think the last time I was nominated for one of these was probably when I first started the blog. I was jobless, waiting for school to start, and so all I had to do was obsessively sift through blogs. It was fun, though not as productive as I had hoped it might be.

However, I do remember these things as being quite fun! So here it goes:

Firstly, I want to thank Robin Leeann for the nomination. Her blog I actually came across as the result of one of the many writing-related Facebook groups I belong to. She is also one of the blogs that I try to make sure I read regularly (Common, we all have our favorites!).

I heartell there are some rules, so I’ll post these puppies:

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive Days (one quote each day)
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day

So, I’ve done the first part, now I’ll get on with the quote, shall I?


“What is an adult? A child blown up by age.”

Simone de Beauvoir

I won’t lie. I didn’t have that one ready at hand, so I don’t have anything to say about it. I just quite like Simone de Beauvoir, and thus thought that I would quote her. I’ll do better tomorrow.

The Nominations

Now for the fun part! I nominate:

  1. Life with Mrs. T.
  2. The Non-Alcoholic Student
  3. The EcoFeminist

Happy Quoting!

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