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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

entry arrow1:45 PM | Tomorrow is April 30

I know tomorrow is the deadline for the Palanca. But, unlike in previous years, I just can't seem to bring myself around to care enough to submit something, anything. Maybe this is a bout of Post-Workshop Syndrome, although I've been writing a little bit (snatches of poetry here and there, which is a bad sign, given the fact that I'm a fictionist...), and Frank Cimatu did warn me right after Baguio to just start writing as soon as I could to ward off the blues. (The last one I had took almost a year to snap out of.) But let's see what I can do tonight... In case I won't feel the burning inside of me later today or tonight, I'd like to say I'm sorry, dear Rica, for reneging on our pact. And I wish I can be there with you guys in Bonifacio High Street for the Submit-to-the-Palanca dinner. (You guys are very creative in coming up with ways to do a little reunion!) I have a feeling Tara's winning the short story this year. Right, Tara?

Frank also reminds us of Douglas Adam's best quotation, ever: “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Amen to that.


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