Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Oh, For a Muse of Fire…

I am having the damnedest time keeping up on my commitment this week! I’ve missed blogging at least half the days. I mean honestly! I am putting in more this week then usual though, so I suppose that’s something?

The problem, you see. is that I haven’t necessarily had anything to say. As much as I catch flack for being a Prima Dona about writing, I cannot write something if it isn’t in my head. I mean sure; I can screw around and put words on a page, but they aren’t really going to say anything. It isn’t like I just sit down and “Bam!” create a story/blog into being. It takes planning, it takes inspiration, it takes having something to say.

Yes, willpower and discipline are important if you are writing for a career. But I also want to write something worth reading. If I just wanted to write senseless drivel, write memos for the rest of my life.

At any rate, that’s all I have for you today. I am putting the effort in. I think on this every day- you wouldn’t believe all the half written posts I’ve come up with in my head… But I endeavor to give you my honest best, which is all anyone can expect.

Greuss Gott!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dude, That’s Intense

So here’s a rant for the day.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been told I’m intense. Really intense. totally intense. Very, very sweet… but kinda intense.

I have no major complaint, I guess. There are far worse things to be known for. but being “intense” doesn’t really say anything tangible about me. What exactly does it mean to be “intense"?

Is it my approach to life? my state of being? Am I a freakin light bulb or something; you need shades in order to see me at close distance?

I assume it has to do with my approach to life. I try to be really straight forward about things. If I think something, I make no apologies for it. I see no reason to. If I believe something, there’s a reason for it, and I shouldn’t be ashamed of having an opinion.

That doesn’t mean I’m against hearing other thoughts. I love hearing how other people think, and where it takes them, I honestly do. I respect that others have that same right of expression, and I expect them to use it. I guess that makes me intense?

When I want something, I do everything I can to get it. Basically, if I make up my mind about something, then why would I waste my time? Why would I hem and haw about it? That wouldn’t get me what I want, right?

So I guess that’s intense. I don’t know, it doesn’t feel intense to me. It just feels clear. It’s less exhausting than sitting around and whining about it, hoping that circumstances will hand things to me. So I guess I’m alright with being intense.

Friday, August 23, 2013

I’m So Far Behind!

I’m a terrible, terrible serialist!

I’ve been working on writing more regularly- particularly on my blogs. So, I programmed a reminder into my phone. Once a week, my calendar chirps at me and says, “Write a blog!” And I did ok with that… for like three weeks.

And then I forgot… for four weeks.

So, I am endeavoring to write a blog a day for the next seven days, in an effort to make up for my transgression. Reliability is an important character trait, particularly for someone working in public media.

So I apologize, my friends. Those few of you who stick by me while I work toward triumph; you all mean the world to me, in your steadfastness. And so, I shall endeavor to match you, like for like.