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I follow many writer’s blogs, and lately I’ve been unsure what I could possibly add to the writing/author blog-o-sphere. Hence, my longer than usual absence. (Okay, in the spirit of honesty, that may be my brain making excuses.)
But my brain kept saying things like...my blog post needs to be interesting, enticing, entertaining, new, knowledgeable, perky, pretty--STOP--too much pressure. (I feel a migraine coming on.)
So... I asked myself. What do I enjoy in the zillion blogs I read? (Okay, might be an exaggeration or a form of procrastination, take your pick.)
What I like best in blog posts:
Humor. Inspiration. Camaraderie.
Plus, I like the post to be short, less than a minute read time. (can we say ADHD)
Oh, and visuals--love me a pretty photo.
So... in the spirit of a short, humorous, inspiring, buddy-to-buddy blog post, I give you
A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell.
She decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.
"Oh my," said the writer. "Let me see heaven now."
A few moments later, as she ascended into heaven, she saw rows of writers, chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they, too, were whipped with thorny lashes.
"Wait a minute," said the writer. "This is just as bad as hell!"
"Oh no, it's not," replied an unseen voice. "Here, your work gets published."
“It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly.”
There’s no instant feedback for writer’s. Instant happens in the time it takes for something like this to occur.
(Photos of New Zealand, Courtesy of Chris Marin)
As always feel free to comment and/or offer what you like to see in the blogs you read.