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Twiddling my thumbs

So I run into this blog and start reading yesterday, when it occurred to me that this person IS ME just in another body. But every word, turn-of-phrase, OMGSCREAMING and thought process (even regarding her children) were identical to mine.

Her blog, I might add, is highly successful and so she does talk a lot about her trolls (as I'm wont to do, as well).

It occurs to me that maybe - all those years' ago when I had a column - I should've kept it going. I really missed the boat when mine was sailing pretty good. Now I'm stuck reading what I /should've/ written over the past 20 years.

Eh. I blame it on plain ole writer's procrastination (in my case it's lasted for years). Or bad marriages which consumed 438498309420% of my time and effort.

But I /know/ that my talent is equal to hers and feel that I've squandered the good will of those who DID use to faithfully read me (and this would include the I hate Terri club, as well) with these droll and scant scribblings I'm writing these days.

I feel there's nothing to write for anyone else's interest, but by reading her blog, I realize that this is not true.

Still - I don't see me hopping back on the writing horse as happily as I did in 2002 and start writing prolific entries any time soon, so don't get all excited. It'll remain, most likely, as boring as it is right now. And that'll teach ya for reading me.


( 28 whispered — Speak )
Feb. 24th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
You're far from boring.
Feb. 24th, 2010 09:24 am (UTC)
Since you and I have been friends, I haven't been as...colorful a writer as I usually am; so I feel that what's being said in my journal is one long snore fest, especially this past year. YOU are the one missing the boat on book publishing. When we get to that cabin, I'm locking you in your room with nothing but a computer and desk until you start and finish The Great American Novel (x 2789543728947289). You've got natural talent that IS being wasted on those around you, and should be shared with the world :)

And thank you. Coming from you, that means a lot.
Feb. 24th, 2010 11:23 am (UTC)
Now I swoon. That cabin is sounding more attractive every day.
Feb. 24th, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
You're good and you know it. *Preen* for me one good time :D
Feb. 24th, 2010 10:22 am (UTC)
You'd do great if you started a column up again :)
Feb. 24th, 2010 11:24 am (UTC)
Aw! That's so sweet, but I think I've lost the touch I used to have for teh funnies. :)
Feb. 24th, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
I don't think you've lost any part of the touch!
Feb. 24th, 2010 11:34 am (UTC)
Ohhhhhh yes I have. I used to be super funzy. I lost that somewhere in between marriage and childbirth (or maybe just when King Richard was driving me crazy with anon comments).
Feb. 24th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
But you always make me laugh :D
Feb. 24th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Which is kinda tragic, in its own way, considering LIFE SUCKS right now. Hahaha. :>
Feb. 24th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)

Well, mine's kinda sucky, too..
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
OH I SEE. So it's a 'better she than me' kinda thing, eh? EH? ;p
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)

More like two people in similar situations :D
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
Well, there is that. But at least you're still writing and updating. YOU WIN. I FAIL at the internetz.
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)

Some days, it's out of sheer stubbornness :D
Feb. 24th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
I think I DON'T do it out of stubborness. lol
Feb. 24th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
I don't think it's ever too late for something like this, and if you really wanted it, you could achieve it!
Feb. 24th, 2010 11:48 am (UTC)
I don't think I still have it in me, seriously. I wouldn't want what this girl has.
Feb. 25th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
See, hopping back on that horse is a gamble. Or a gambol. Or a trot, a gallop, or the thing where the horse stands there and says "I'm not moving until I get carrots."
Feb. 25th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
I actually feel you should write, also.

I'm all out of carrots. lol :)
Feb. 25th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
I should. I just joined a writingy group, too.

We should write something together. Because that's not a horrible idea. :D

*gives carrots*
Feb. 25th, 2010 09:11 am (UTC)
You and I actually discussed this a few years' ago (you might've forgotten). We should figure it out and get on it! I'd be more motivated with a partner.
Feb. 25th, 2010 09:32 am (UTC)
sorry, I've forgotten. My Old-Timer's kicked in. :P

Move! Write! *whipcrack* :P
Feb. 25th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
Oooooooo I see - I do all the work, and you claim 50% due to your whipping and throwing around vegetables! ;p
Feb. 25th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
...but you like the whipping. :D
Feb. 25th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
*I'll* be doing all the whippin' from now on :>
Feb. 25th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)

Feb. 26th, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
No, it's practical. Hahaha.
( 28 whispered — Speak )


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