Thursday, December 16, 2010
I have missed this forum, but could not get back into it. I felt like a blogger stuck in a bog in a fog and my computer was just out of reach. I could not bring myself to write here. Part of it was depression and joy. Both good writing moods! But I just could not.
I also wanted to start a new blog ABOUT SOMETHING! But that eludes me still. WHAT could I possibly be the expert on that I could write about and attach my blog to my Linked In and sell advertising and gather a HUGE following? Food? Too many do it better. New York City? Maybe, but I would need an angle. Fish out of water? Nah. Tucked away places? I am not consistent enough and would probably steal from Time Out New York. My take on NYC? Maybe, but I think I should be a celebrity first. Just Dunno.
But the more I work and ponder the more I realize I want to write professionally. I have heard so often "the secret to writing is writing." Of course I ignore that and use the procrastinator's mantra: "the secret to writing is doing research on writing and throwing money at it: computer, classes, Amazon.com.
So I bought two books. They are here at my beside. Bindings intact. Apparently "the secret to reading is reading. " They are "The Right to Wright" by Julia Cameron. Yes, Virginia, I still have permission issues and I am hoping this book gives me that. The secret to writing is permission? I also got "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" by Lynn Truss. A person I greatly respect who is not a writer, but a doctor and great procrastinator likes this book very much.
So now I have more books on writing, a blog that is aimless, and the desire to have the desire.