I've been VERY slack when it comes to blogging - and writing as a whole for that matter - since it turned 2012. I've been letting my allocated slots, or mainly my Tuesday slot, slip by without a batter of an eyelid. Why is this? Why have I suddenly gone from feeling excitement about my next post to 'meh!!!'?
One theory is that I sit here and read all your wonderful blogs, each recounting steps on a written journey that we're all taking, and I realise that you're all bloody good writers. I initially started this blog to post the random pieces of flash fiction we often write at our Writers' Group. It then evolved into a journal about writing, about my struggles along the way and posts I thought would help and encourage new writers who were struggling. However, as the saying goes:
Don't Teach Your Grandma To Suck Eggs
You all know the do's and don'ts of writing, you're all aware of what it takes to create, to edit, or love and destroy, of the months spent hunting for an agent and of the disappointment felt each time you get a rejection slip. We learn all this through time and experience, something we've all shared. So I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm running out of topics that I feel won't make me look stupid! In other words, my blog is going through a little low self-esteem at the moment.
I'm sure it'll pass.
I have, however, been busy creating a new blog for our Starfish PC. This will be a joint venture where we'll have, say, a subject a month and we'll each a post about it. There are no posts at the moment as this is still a growing thing, but I'm sure it won't take long. Check it out here. I'm pretty proud of it.
I'd also like to thank Kelley for her two wonderful blog awards that she's given me. Kelley, I would have thanked you in the comments but blogger seems to crash on me when I go to reply (is anyone else having that problem?). Still, this will give me reason to blog next Tuesday :)
And on a happier note, I'd like to share with you my all-time favourite scene from The Big Bang Theory. I suddenly find myself at the mercy of this sitcom which is strange for me, and this scene makes me laugh everytime I watch it - and not just because I got stuck in a ball pit when I was a kid, drowned under the balls and had to be rescued (something I've never been allowed to forget...). It brings a smile to face everytime and I just had to share.