Me: "God. This is great! I love this creative writing life. I can make up whatever I want, and no one has much of a say so, and did I mention, this is great. Whoopie!"
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My conscience, (The Big C, henceforth): "Hey, you there. Are you kidding me? No f**king around here. Get on to something more productive. You're at the height of your income-earning years. There's no way you are going to make money writing crazy stories about things you make up. Get a life (translate: job), girlie."
Me: "But not everything can be boiled down to monetary gain. This writing thing, it's life generating. I think I'm on to something here."
The Big C: "You think you're the only dreamer? Ha! Just go trolling around Amazon and you'll see how many people are generating life! A whole pack of crazies. Put that pencil down and go make some money."
Me: "You're harsh. Are you sure you know the meaning of life?"
The Big C: "You like bread? You like butter? How about that house you live in? I saw you eating shrimp last night."
Me: "Here. (I show a paper to The Big C) Here's a story I can sell. It's about a gator-hunting bootmaker. Here's another. This guy writes cowboy poetry. You know, they all use their creativity for something greater than a roof over their heads -- they create to live. Now, leave me alone. I need to dream."
The Big C goes quiet. For a while. I feed it some more paid articles. She shakes her head.
Nice blog....stopping by from the list on Saturday Snapshot.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for the comment. I will keep up with you as I get my book published! jfDelete
Lovely picture, and I like the post that goes with it. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/9qx5tReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by. I stumbled upon the Saturday Snapshot via Portland Bloggers. I'm fascinated how one little click sends me off on a new adventure and new connections.Delete
The saying goes 'cleanliness in next to Godliness' but my reality says 'creativity is next to Godliness!!' You just can't go wrong following The Creator♥ My SS: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/03/pipes.htmlReplyDelete
Would love to chat with you about your publishing process. Thanks so much for stopping by. I love new connections.Delete
You have the bug, no question about that! In terms of financial success from writing, we know only one thing for sure: If you don't try it, you'll never know. Keep on keeping on. As long as the wolf isn't at the door, you have a chance. I like the style that has evolved or maybe I'm just seeing new things. What I see above is a graceful self-effacing view of self. You (ego) has dropped from sight. I like that. Your characters are taking over :-)ReplyDelete
Oh, oh, oh, how I wish we could have coffee (or tea) on a regular basis. I keep trying this writing thing, and if there is one characteristic I'll need to make it in publishing, it is perseverance. Wouldn't mind hearing what's up with you (and snuggle-pup). My best, jfDelete
Thanks for stopping by my Saturday Snapshot.
Yes...my header was taken in Portree, Scotland. Adorable, but cold and rainy place. :)
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Scotland is beautiful. One of the few places in Europe I've seen. Appreciate your visit to my blog.Delete
Yep, I've had that conversation with myself (except without the bit about the paid articles). :) Writing is more just a hobby and right now that's perfect for me.ReplyDelete
I'd call writing an "obsessive" hobby for me. As I try to push to the next level, I'm gathering patience for the years it might take. Thanks for your visit. You follow A TON of book blogs. I need follow you!Delete