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What am I doing?

It’s kind of surprising to realize that I’ve been blogging more frequently, now that I have so much less time to spend on it. And I’m realizing . . . I’m running out of things to talk about.

One of my friends very recently hit 500 posts, which blows my mind.

Now, if you know me at all, you would likely know that – introvert aside – I ramble incessantly. I ramble to my friends. I ramble to strangers when they speak to me (nervous-rambling). How in the world could I be running out of things to talk about?

Here’s the issue. Or, well, the issueS.

1) I’m not quite ready to talk about my book(s), past information about what’s going on with them. It’s weird, I know. Counterproductive, for sure. But that’s where I’m at. Once the progress has . . . er . . . progressed a bit further, that will change. But right now? I’m waiting with the big one, and working on new ones. That’s all there is to say.

2) Okay, so I’m following a lot of blogs. A LOT. More of them every day that I sit down here for more than ten minutes at a time. I’m following a LOT of author blogs, and I read them. You should give me a hug for it, really, because I’m awesome. Just kidding.

A little.

Anyway, so, I see a lot of things that authors write about. Mostly, we write about writing, I’ve noticed. Not all of us, and not all the time, but majority? Yes. We write about our books and we write about writing. That’s cool. I always find it EXTREMELY interesting to read the thoughts and methods of my fellow authors (whether they be established or aspiring [like me] – it makes zero difference to me). The thing about those sorts of blogs is that the writers of them . . . Well . . . they write well.

My brain just doesn’t work in a . . .

Let me start again because that was going to sound HORRIBLE.

I’m not fantastic at drawing people in with blogging. To me, blogging is, “Hey, this is what I think.” So I write blogs the way that I think, or speak. I don’t write blogs the way that I write. I could probably train myself out of it, but why would I want to? You just get a big dose of ME here. Lots of ellipses and parenthetical asides. Lots of two word sentences and general trailing off. Lots of ADD moments. That’s me. I know how I write (on here, with books, in general) and that’s just the way it is.


That is what you get from me. Bruce Hornsby. Am I THE ONLY person in the world that loves him? I digress.

So this is where I’m at.

Do I think the saint-like people following me want to hear about potato salad?

No. I’m not sorry about that. It was like . . . four lines.

Do I think that all of you glorious people out there want to see pictures of my dog?

No. I’ve thought about it . . .

Do I think all of you MAGNIFICENT people who waste your time reading the nonsense that I have to say want to read about how I – FOR SOME REASON – cannot stop typing the third letter in don’t and then clicking Don on the auto-word of my phone?

Certainly not. But it happens. Pretty much every time. Don’t is on the left with the second letter, and the right with the third. Don is left on the third. Don it is.


So . . . I sometimes wonder what I’m doing on here. Here is a place, chock full of people who have a trillion interesting things to say.

I’m thinking about asking for guest bloggers – mostly because that’s how I’ve found a lot of the people I’m following (through other people’s blogs that I’m following).

I’ll probably write up another entry (probably tomorrow) doing the asking for that very thing. This is already my second for the day and I don’t want to overkill feeds.


That’s all.

No, really. That’s all.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . For now. *cue evil laugh*

17 thoughts on “What am I doing?

  1. I get where you’re coming from – I started my writing blog fairly recently, and I also tend to ramble on about my musings during the writing process, use parenthetical asides (and bracket asides, and semicolons too). I’m also not quite ready to go more into detail about my novel(s) for a number of reasons (a topic on which my next blog will be, actually). Blog writing (for me) is a way to communicate my thoughts musings and such in a public way,via written word instead of spoken (I’m quite the introvert too and I’m not a fan of public speaking, but oddly enough via these blogs, I’ve become quasi-comfortable at public writing (well sort of.)

    Oh, and also *hugs* for you for following (and leaving lovely comments on) my blog.

    • Maybe it’s just that your asides flow into your sentences as a whole – to be totally honest, I don’t know that I’ve ever even realized they’re there while I’m reading your blog. Mine are like, “I started (hey, there’s a squirrel outside) writing again the other day.”

      Speaking of your blog!
      You’re one of the blogs that I have SUCH a hard time finding when I’m looking through. They show up in my Reader, but on the Follower part, it says the page doesn’t exist.
      I’ve had many a moment of nearly screaming, “I KNOW IT EXISTS!” at my computer screen. XD

      But honestly?
      Everything you say is just like, “Whooooa,” to me.
      So if you aren’t comfortable with public writing . . . you SHOULD be.
      I know I can’t magically make it happen, but hey, just my opinion.

      Thanks for the *hugs* πŸ™‚
      I send them back to you!
      We shall *hug* through the computer and I will whine about Doctor Who while you make amazing points about River.

    • Glad I could be of some amusement to SOMEBODY out there. XD

      And seriously? I was cracking up so bad about the hair commercial thing! I had to tell my husband about it.
      At least that gives you something to laugh about every now and then. I’d be rolling on the ground if I saw it on mine.

  2. LOL, Well I do tend to write my blog entries as if I’m reciting an inner monologue, so maybe that’s why all my asides, digressions and such flow naturally (who knows).

    As for the Mystery of the (Seemingly) Non-Existent Blog, that’s weird – I don’t know if that’s a quirk of WordPress configuration or something (or perhaps the Follower exists in a parallel universe from the Reader… hey that sounds like the start of an interesting tale…) Maybe the issue will can be resolved if you also follow my blog via email, that way you’ll get an email notification, though I can tell you that I generally update the writing blog every week on Saturday [Easter Time Zone] (though it’s often been posted the latter part of Saturday, so more times than not, it’s best to check on Sunday for my weekly musings and such).

    I am much more comfortable expressing myself through writing rather than speech – I am quite an introvert with issues with self-esteem; writing (whether it be fiction or nonfiction) has always been the one thing in which I’ve taken most pride, and I (like most everyone, I suppose) I’m quite sensitive to any type of criticism. I’m hoping with more blogging and writing and such, I’ll overcome this quasi-aversion (or rather quasi-hesitation) to public writing.

    Delving more and more in the world of Doctor Who, I’m become more and more emotionally invested in what exactly will happen in the 50th Anniversary episode. I do suspect that episode will focus on Dorium’s warning, as “at the fall of the Eleventh” could also refer to the month November (“fall” being another name for autumn and November being the eleventh month) as well as the end (“fall”) of the 11th Doctor’s lifetime, so no doubt there’ll be another visit to Trenzalore… I just hope we see River again (she’s easily become my favorite character in the Doctor Who universe, aside from the Doctor, of course) I have a very strong feeling that the Library will somehow play a part in this story arc, after all, the title of the very first episode in which River appeared was called… “Silence in the Library”.

    Perhaps I’m giving Steven Moffat too much credit for his brilliant plotting, but I have a feeling I’m not – given his penchant for long story arcs, I wouldn’t be surprised if he planned all of this five years ago…

    • It was so funny – you posted that right as I’d replied to the comment above (LITERALLY THE SECOND I hit it) and I almost had a heart attack (not really, but it scared me) about my formatting on here.
      I didn’t know if the old and new got switched around somehow in my earlier piddling with it. And THEN I realized that it was a new comment entirely haha.
      Wow. I can be such a mess sometimes!

      It’s funny you say that – it’s how I write mine too. Apparently your inner monologues are SO much more thought out than mine are. (Hey, there’s a tree) . . .

      UGH you have NO idea how frustrating that blog thing has been to me! I’ve wanted to nominate you for both of the awards I’ve received (BOTH OF THEM) and I could never find you there. When I said in the last one that I was scrolling on the Reader for thirty minutes, I was looking for an entry from you and one other person specifically. I might have missed them in my frustration (and then I gave up on anyone else entirely). Who knows?
      I will try to figure out the mystery of it the next time you post an entry. Watch it not even pop up this time. That would pretty much figure.
      And seriously? That really DOES sound like an interesting tale, come to think about it . . .

      Oh yes, I’m much more comfortable with writing than speaking as well. I do way less rambling when my fingers do the talking, rather than my mouth. Can you believe that? Ha.
      You SHOULD be proud of your writing. It’s exceptional.

      Hang on just a second. *walks away and grabs soapbox*

      Honestly? Even though I suffer from self-esteem issues (due to my anxiety), it always makes me sad to hear about other people feeling that, for whatever reasons they have. I’m a firm believer that we’re all amazing, in our ways, and that we all have something to offer the world. No person is any more, or less, than the next. πŸ™‚

      Uhm. *realizes she never put the soapbox on the ground*
      Yeah. >.>

      Have you not heard that Matt Smith is going to be done after the anniversary special? HAVE YOU NOT HEARD?!
      I’ve been on the verge of tears about it for several weeks now. I actually had a dream about it last night – this NEW DOCTOR they’ll be choosing.
      I know people have ‘THEIR’ Doctor’s, but seriously? Matt Smith is brilliant, Doctor aside.
      And don’t get me started about John Hurt because somewhere in the speculating (near the beginning of the speculating) about what in the world he’s doing on there, all I’ll start thinking about is Merlin. I love Merlin, by the way. A LOT.

      I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t like River in the beginning (I didn’t see her in the library episode until recently, actually). But I came to love her, and love her a lot. I think the ending between the two of them in the finale was almost . . . perfect. Do you know what I mean? It was very beautiful, I thought.
      Okay, comment box is beginning to scroll now. >.>

      I sometimes wonder what goes on in that brain Moffat has in his head. He would’ve had to be planning some of this – if not all of it – for so long.
      We’ll see how it goes, but honestly? I’ll probably be crying for weeks after that special. I’m holding out hope that he’s not going to leave, and I will let the reality of it squash me like a bug when it actually happens.
      I’m going to have a hard time letting go . . .

  3. Lol this post made me laugh. Keep writing πŸ™‚ oh and I wouldn’t mind seeing a picture of your dog. As long as it’s a cute one. No offence if it’s not πŸ˜›

    • I’m glad!
      And also pleasantly surprised about making even one person laugh a little – let alone TWO!

      Cute – when it comes to dogs – is all a matter of personal opinion. She’s a beautiful girl, but she’s . . . well . . . she’s a doof. Poor thing.

    • HAHA!
      Thanks! You are awesome too!

      And I’d love for you to guest post!
      I’m gonna write up the entry for that here in a bit, I think . . .

  4. Bruce Hornsby rocks, “Did you really think about it before you made the rules…” Totally rocks!

    As for blogging. Hmm…I enjoy it. I write what I want, not worrying about what others think, attempting to produce content others will like in the future. I try not to follow trends. It’s sort of self-defeating. One trend is hot one day and the next it becomes obsolete. Who suffers? Us, the bloggers. I try to write stuff that people want to read and give them what they’d like to affirm as being part of their psyche. Silly words, but really, it’s the only thing that separates those who are looking for giving back something than to taking away from their readership.

    • FINALLY!
      I’ve got to say that I’m impressed.
      And now I have Mandolin Rain playing in my head (which is my favorite of his, I think, if I had to pick one).

      I’ll admit that I’m enjoying blogging much more now than I did initially. I felt like I was completely lost in the sauce at first.
      I guess it’s always surprising to me – writing things that I want – when anybody has any sort of positivity to send back my way because of it. It’s like, “Really? You actually . . . LIKED that?” haha.
      I don’t have a clue what people would WANT to read, which might be causing part of my surprise over the whole thing.

      I don’t think your words were silly at all. I think we all hope that we can have some sort of positive effect on our readers (or potential ones). Even if I can just get a laugh, I’m content with that.
      Wouldn’t it be nice if the entire world tried to give back, rather than take?
      Hmm . . . I get so much fuel to throw on the blogging fire when interacting on here.
      I’ll add that to the mental list of potential future topics.

      Thanks for the comment. πŸ™‚

  5. BTW, I’m at the computer listening to Mandolin Rain. I grew up with this song! “Listen to the tears roll down my face as she turns to go ” Awesome words. Just. Ugh. Awesome… πŸ˜‰

    • I’ve had that song stuck in my head for the past few days now, from talking about it.
      I grew up with his songs too – my mom loves him!

      His lyrics really are exceptional.
      I’m so glad someone else appreciates him.

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  7. My blog hasn’t really gone along the lines I intended it to. I often feel like I don’t have much to say, until I start writing. I am not a “writer” but have really enjoyed blogging. Even though my topics seem to be quite varied and unrelated to my bio….
    Blogs aren’t books or articles, they are personal and that is what makes them interesting. Keep being you, writing like you and people will keep reading.

    • It’s strange how so many things in life don’t ever end up going the way you intend for them to go. Don’t you think?
      Sorry, that was WAY too deep for the beginning of interaction! hahaha

      But really? The way I look at it? If you blog, you’re a writer.
      Now calling myself an AUTHOR . . . then you get the quotes, or the ASPIRING thrown in there. πŸ˜‰

      I feel that way a lot – that absolutely none of the things I have to say have anything at all to do with why I’d think most people who are following my blog are . . . uhm . . . following my blog.
      But you’re right – gotta just be yourself, write what you want/feel, and whatever happens, happens.

      Thanks for the comment! πŸ™‚

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