Time Again

Jan 18, 2012 at 3:22 AM
I'm blocked on my writing. Haven't written a thing in months. Since this blog is what stirred me to start writing it, I'm going to start blogging again.

It's time again to bare my soul to the text entry area of the blog posting screen, to tell the impersonal empty white space my deepest thoughts and allow it to respond with whatever it chooses.

Usually nothing.

Sometimes you guys, the readers of my blog, have responded intensely to a post that I sloughed off as no big whoop.  Sometimes I've had no comments, no reaction at all to something that was like giving birth to release, to press publish after sweating over it for a full night.

On occasion, I've stuffed my foot deep into my mouth, offending one of you so deeply with a post that I shut down my blog for a while. After the last time this blog brought offense, I shut it down, for what has turned out to be over a year but was intended to be forever.

I won't be doing that this time. If you don't like a post, fine. It's only going out to a few close friends.

But I'm coming back to blogging, because I haven't written a thing in my books in a while and the blog needs to serve it's purpose again, opening that wound up so that the blood can flow again, so I can purge whatever is keeping my book from flowing freely again.

2 comments

  1. desi Says:

    My dad Wrote in:
    Desi - I tried to post a comment on your last entry on your blog, and was prevented from doing so -- apparently I am not a member of your blog team or some such fol de rol.

    Here's what I said:
    Glad you are writing again. It can be agonizing work -- but it's worth it.

    And get a thick skin. So you offend someone.... so what? Two rules for happy living from LRH: Be able to experience anything. Cause only those things which others can experience easily. If you do that and someone takes offense, I say, "Off with their heads!"

    In the immortal words of Kingsley Amis: "If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing."


    Love,
    Dad

  2. Unknown Says:

    Really glad you're writing again, and this is also why I'm working on cleaning up my blog so I can open it up again. It helps. The blood-flow.

    I was just thinking about how and when and why you shut down your blog. It was your choice, and I understand it completely, because I made the same choice for the same reason, but I wouldn't have wished it on you.

    I'm cleaning up my blog, writing new stuff, suspending the past posts, and will make public only the posts that I can stand by once I look over them all. The process has been odd. I was incredibly naive about just how public the internet is.

    SO looking forward to reading you again.

    Not sure why my only choice below for identity is "Unknown"

    Kat