Writers aren't exactly people, they're a lot of people trying to be one person. F.Scott Fitzgerald

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thinking before speaking.

       I have no governor on my mouth much of the time.My brain thinks it and words spew forth at an alarming rate.Most of the time it turns out okay. But occasionally I hurt people I care about even though I think in the moment I am helping. I speak observations better left unsaid and push buttons better left un-pushed. I tell myself I am helping and they needed to be said.Why?Well because they don't realize they need help,right?
      or maybe it's because I like to hear myself talk and it makes me feel wise and important. I truly mean no harm and am contrite when called on the carpet by a friend. I am sorry for the words that make people feel uncomfortable,but words are arrows that can't be reclaimed until they strike a target.Hopefully,I learned a lesson today and will think before I speak.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stress relief aides?

A lot of stress lately, internal,external,personal,family,money or lack thereof.I am handling it by reading favorite books,watching favorite movies,eating sugar free candy,iced sugar cookies from Kroger or Wal-Mart. Essentially I try to ignore all of it by not thinking about any of it. How is that working out for me,you may ask? As one would expect I am gaining weight,getting a sore butt and eye strain. But is the stress better? Well,no I can't say that it is;however,I now have three new things to stress over. Maybe if I keep adding new things to relieve the initial things I was stressed over,I'll eventual have such a long list,all I'll be stressed about is having such a long list and actually forget all the things I was stressed over to begin with.

Friday, November 5, 2010


For non-writers this stands for National November Writing Month. The goal is to write 50,00 words in 30 days. Last year I signed up and finished with over100,000 words. I am still editing and revising that novel now. I signed up again this year,only to come down with some type of flu like virus a few days before November the first.Needless to say,I did not have an auspicious start. Actually I didn't start at all,other than a rough outline for a new novel.My intent is to start today,Nov.5th. I'll see how it goes.