Daily Archives: October 5, 2011

Refallen Writers

For the record, catching up is hard to do.  Over the past two months, my computer has gone kaput and my home internet is spotty at best.  After purchasing a new netbook two weeks ago, I’ve been busting my tail to catch up on blogs, writing, critiquing and AQConnect.  Not an easy task, in case you were wondering.

All this busy-ness makes me miss my “carefree” days as my computer languished in hospice and Kindle and I played friendly games of Scrabble between housework and homework…or not so friendly at times.

Lean in close: Kindle is a cheater head.

Refallen?  Really?  Thinking of this word in a sentence is like listening to plastic forks rub together.  I have refallen down the stairs.  I am a refallen angel.  The tree has refallen.   

Has anyone ever used that in a sentence?  If you have–and you weren’t drunk–please let me know and I’ll lighten up on Kindle.  As it is, only two literary examples come up in my internet search.  The first appearing in 1845 and the last appearing in a text in 1910.  Even refall only shows up twice, both in the 1800’s.

Can you imagine the agent who receives that word in a query letter?  Or the editor who finds it tucked away in a manuscript?  I wonder if they’d simply hit delete or actually check it out?

Although, I suppose that other than really naughty guardian angels and historical cities, writers might come the closest to living the word.

I know my writing life has definitely refallen into a state a chaos since my computer kacked.

Okay, I’ll grant those 30 points back, Kindle.

How about you?  Since school started up has your writing refallen?   Any other changes that turn your writing world topsy-turvy on a regular basis?  When chaos strikes, how do you regain your stability?  Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated.


PS~ Spell check doesn’t count it as a word either.

*takes back the 30 points*