November 05, 2012
write like a....
I promised myself I'd post for a few reasons...
First, I like it here. After airing my frustrations in the past two posts I realized that even though I feel lost that this blog makes me happy. You make me happy. I enjoy the effort and hours that go into the posts and more often than not - even if it's been tough to get the words out - I feel a sense of accomplishment when I click 'publish'. It is a warm, proud, jovial feeling that washes away any and all aimless confusion. Maybe this is evidence of the oft quoted "writing is easier than not writing." I stumbled on an essay in Slate that summed up so clearly so much of what I feel - that deadening/sickening state of active non-accomplishment. For me it's not just with writing, but with so many things. Read it, let me know what you think.
That should be enough, but there's more. I told you about Dear Sugar in my last post. A young aspiring-but-stumbling writer wrote in looking for advice on writing and Sugar told her to "Write like a Motherfucker." Catchy huh? No explanation need (although definitely read the essay). I'm going to take her advice. I guess it's that go-big-or-go-home idea.
And I'm going to go big. At least for the month of November. And that's the third thing. I'm here in bed writing even though I'm tired because I want to get a post up today. I want to post every weekday in November. After admittedly feeling sorry for myself in the last two posts I read Jess's post about NaBloPoMo and I knew I had to participate. It would be a good way of encouraging my write-like-a-mthrfckr mentality and, heck, like I said in reason numero uno, I like it here.
It probably won't be easy and the posts won't be the same as what we've all become accustomed to, but I imagine it will also be liberating to just get something out, something down, and perhaps quick photo taken. We'll see, I can't really anticipate where this month with take me, but I hope you'll hang with me for the ride.
Heck, I figure if the lovely ladies at Sanssouci can carry the burden of a heavy cornice for almost three hundred years that I can post on a blog for a month.
(and with barely a minute to spare the post is up for November 5th!)
Posted by Talley at 11:58 PM