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I was thinking just today about the all the highs and lows of the writing life and came to one conclusion. I wouldn't change it if I could. My only regret is that I started writing publicly at a ah...ahem, later time in life. Okay, I'm old, you happy now?
One of the "highs" about writing is the feedback you get from time to time. Someone will be kind enough to write and say, "I just loved what you wrote about bla...bla..." and you read it six or seven times just to get that "feeling" again..and again. Writing is my drug of choice.
I also thought about the lows. The times when you either receive one of the standard, "thanks but no thanks" letters; not that da Queen here would know anything about that; ahem...cough...spurt...ahem, or your muse has taken an early vacation just when your editor is breathing down your neck going, "Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet?"
But lets talk about one's greatest road blocks...wanna? At the top of my list are:
1) People think every single thing that comes out of my mouth is suppose to be funny. Come on...even Shania Twain has an off day. I still want her life... and
2) Self Discipline. I can get distracted by a gnat flying through the room, much less a funny email, a friend calling with a need, or a new magazine in the mail. Why yes, I'm partially blonde, why do you ask?
If anyone has mastered the SD thing, please, give it up. Your thoughts and comments, as long as they make me look good, are always welcome here. Okay, okay, just joshin'....feedback anybody?