Is there a cricket on my blog or are you just glad to read me?

That's okay, I don't mind. It's almost like talking to myself, which I normally do anyway. The only difference is that some day, someone else might comment on what I wrote and make me feel like a giant ass for putting a comma in the wrong place. Everything in moderation, I like to say; which is why the delete key is my favorite one on the chain to my desk.

The whole reason I started this blog was to see if my writing was worth the paper it was written on; in my case, a flat screen monitor that isn't a stranger to the word echo. For as long as I can remember, my mother has been hounding me to do something with this unproven and counterproductive skill. "You need to get off your ass and do something with your writing!" She'd shout into her phone, while proceeding to unleash her yearly sales pitch, "Why can't you at least tryand get published? Did you get that email I sent you last week from Reader's Digest? They're alwayslooking for good articles. You need to send them your blog!" *Sigh* "Yes, mother." 

What she doesn't understand is how hard is. Not because I can't think of anything to write about or because I'm scared of rejection; but because it's a little nerve-racking waiting on comments that never seem to come. The only thing worse than finding out that you suck as a writer, is NOT finding out all at because no one is reading a word of it! But regardless, I keep writing and waiting to see if some jackass is going to call me out for poor sentence structure or a couple of mispelled words (yes, that was intentional). And I keep hoping, that if I wait long enough, some honest schmo is going to shoot me straight and tell me what I've been waiting to hear... "Your mother was right!"

After all, isn't she always?


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Comment by Lisa René LeClair on December 10, 2013 at 7:23pm

Thanks, Janice... There's hope for me yet! Just followed you back on twitter. Facebook feed is worth a look as well if you're in need of a quick laugh. ;-)  Thanks again for your note!

Comment by Janice Perry on December 10, 2013 at 6:50pm

Hey Sassy Pie Hole,

We ARE reading what you are writing and what you are writing IS good! I just found you on twitter and clicked the follow button, so I will be reading even more of what you have got to say!


I Cannot Be The Only One...

Comment by Lisa René LeClair on December 10, 2013 at 8:10am

Thanks Marcia... It's ALWAYS Readers Digest with moms, isn't' it? haha  Too funny and you're right about the 4 minutes. Maybe five. ;-)

Comment by Marcia Fowler on December 10, 2013 at 7:34am

Ha ha. I love your line about your mom's comment about Reader's Digest.

It is hard to wait for comments. But sometimes an editor will get back and sometimes with good news. That's the best feeling and it usually last for about 4 minutes. Then you tell yourself to get your butt back to writing and get another piece published. Then you wait another 7 months for a response. On and on it goes.




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