I miss writing.
And yet I can’t seem to get started again.
I struggled with a couple posts that felt important to me. (When they would not come together I started prioritizing some other things. Man, my house looks much better than it has in months.)
Feeling ambivalent, but missing this place, I wanted to come back.
Then I read this post by my friend Katie at Canary In The Coal Mine (reading crap so you don’t have to). Katie’s blog is as niche as niche can be. She blogs about ebooks that are less than $2.99. I don’t have an e-reader and I don’t generally read romance. So this blog should be of NO interest to me. And yet Katie is such a phenomenal writer that I have to read it. And when I read it I think I should throw away my keyboard.
Still, I was trying to make my way back to the computer when I read this at Because The Heart Is Full To Bursting
I will forgive you if you don’t read Katie’s piece – you may not have an e-reader or like cheap romance novels. But I will hold a grudge if you don’t read S’s piece at Because…. It is very short and very moving. And I bet she never uses the word very, let alone twice in the same sentence. And I bet she would automatically know if that last sentence needed the comma or not. And even though it is technically permissible to start a sentence with the word and I bet she never does it because it is preferable not to.
Those two fine ladies with their amazing writing skills have shamed me into silence. AND yet, here I am. Because all of a sudden I feel I have about four posts that must see the light of day.
So I am taking a minute to thank you. Thank you for continuing to come here even though I don’t have Katie or S’s skills. Thank you for returning even when I go missing for weeks. Thank you for reading even though many of you are unable to comment because of the randomness that is WordPress.
Thank you for listening.