Haven’t been here in a while…

…but what is up with WordPress making certain words/phrases links? It is annoying if you ask me. Which you didn’t, so…

Also, I thought I’d check out the Trifecta writing challenge, and can’t get on to their site. It redirects to some thing I have to sign up for. Weird.

What do you call a blogger who wants to write?

What do you call a blogger who wants to write? A rejection waiting to happen.

If you are still reading this blog, I could use some advice.

Before I get to that though, there is something all of you should know about real writing vs. blogging. It is harder. There is also no way of knowing how bad of a writer you are because publishers don’t like to discriminate. They hate all of us equally. Maybe hate is too strong of a word. Their rejection letters are rather polite…

Anyway, thanks for all your comments on my last post. I really appreciate your kindness, but I’m not replying to them because I would probably get sucked right back in to the blogosphere.

Okay, advice…I’m trying to think of a pen name. I made the names in the following poll with the letters in my real name, but I am open to suggestions for something else. I kind of would like a gender neutral name because men are better writers, so I want to fake being one. (Don’t be offended ladies, after all, God is a man and look how well his Book is doing. Also, many of my favorite authors are men, although I have a few women authors I adore).

I chose Link as the first name for these because of the video game character. My son will approve. Like I said, suggestions are welcome, with or without the letters here.

May I have your attention please,

Blogging for the most part has been a good experience. I think overall, it has helped my writing, but it has also hurt it.

I’m not going to blog anymore. I would rather be an okay writer than a great blogger. I waste too much time here, and I don’t get any real writing done. I have book ideas, poems, dramas…

If I had spent half as much time on those as I have here, I would have finished something by now. Some people can do both, blog and write, but I get obsessive. I would rather obsess over something with the publishing potential.

I also would rather obsess over my family. I put a lot of things to the side, when I’m here, but I can’t do that now. My kids need to work on their reading, my oldest needs some creative outlets and some guidance, and I want them to see my passion for words. I also want to bake and I need to take care of some of the things I’ve put off as far as household stuff goes.

Anyway, thanks for understanding and maybe one day you’ll see my name on the best seller list. Or on the cover of a dollar store book. 😉

You want to be with me?

If you met yourself walking down the street, would you be interested in that person? Would you like to take yourself out for a drink, or maybe take you home to have a little more of an intimate encounter? After a few days would you still want to be with you?

If you are anything like me, you might take a second glance. You may even say hi to yourself, but out for drinks? Bringing that person into your home? That is a little more complicated.

Just so we are clear, I’m not talking about liking the fake you. I’m talking about the real one. The one currently still in her pajamas. The one that can be laughing one minute and crying the next. The one who yells at her kids. The one who hates his job. The ugly one.

There are a lot of things that are out of your control. You may not be perfect, but you can become someone you like. You can also learn to like the person you are. Best of all, you can have a good time doing it. At least I hope so. I’m not my favorite person either, so I hope you don’t mind me tagging along on this journey to wanting to be with ourselves.

Once a week I’ll be posting on this topic. Unless I am hormonal, or pessimistic, or lazy…or busy making excuses. Okay, I’ll post if you show up. We have to like each other while we learn to like ourselves.

To write…

I’ve got to say it. I’m a little stressed. Writing is my passion. It’s the one thing I have a little confidence in. When I write I can easily get lost in the story, but I’m having a hard time focusing at the moment.

Part of the problem is that I’m not really writing, just formatting the OAA stuff. There are so many submission guidelines and requirements. Since that is actually a drama production, I have to re-write the majority of it in script format. I can copy and paste each character’s dialogue, but that takes about as long as rewriting it for most of the lines.

Eventually I will write my grand book idea, but I have a lot of content here that I should already be able to do something with first. Some of you have self-published a book in eBook format, and I think that is great. I may eventually do that too, but am I over reaching to want a hard copy publisher?

When did it become more about the name, marketing, etc. and less about the actual content of your piece? Anyway, I’ll keep writing. I can’t really help it, but one day I hope something more comes of it. Until then, I hope some of my writing matters to some of you.

The “Awesome At Awarding Awards Award”

I love getting blog awards. Just ignore this post: #1 and this one: #2  and these others: #3 and #4. Like I was saying, I love getting awards, but I don’t like the chain letter rules that are often attached. … Continue reading

It’s so sad…

Like the fall of the Roman Empire, our magnificent pity party must suffer a slow agonizing death. There may be some a couple late pity posts, and I will be happy to celebrate the sufferings with any blogger who needs to write one.

Today I gave my phone a french toast batter bath. Long story…anyway, one of the reasons I am so active on WordPress is because of my phone app, so I might not be around quite as much until I get a new one. That is not a reason to ditch me, but if you would like a good reason, please see this post: Reasons to Stop Following Me

If you haven’t read them yet, read these party posts (I’m putting some of the more recent ones first, so be sure to check those out too, if you only read the stuff from earlier this weekend). Also, some of the best blog content is in people’s comments, so you should read them as well:

Badlandsbadley – Warning: Disappointment Ahead

Nemesis- Petty Things To Pity

Adorablyad – I Have a Lot to Pity Myself For

Rebecca2000: WTF Friday #4

Roly: Hobbler’s Pity Party, and Pity Party Pooper Too

LifeInTheFarceLane: Pity party, party pooper

Lisa Summerlin: All In A Day’s Whine

Love and Lunchmeat: Oh, the Things I Could Do If I Were More Like Martha and Double Plus Not Good

Edward Hotspur: Hobbler’s Pity Party and Silly Pity

Bats: Pity Party USA via Hobbler

SandyLikeABeach: James Hiding Philosophy Notes In Pity Party Dress Taken For Joyce

A big thank you to all of you who participated this weekend. You made it so much fun.