“I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.” ~Peter De Vries
“No letter from a lover is ever more welcome, brings more joy, than a publisher’s expression of interest does to a new author!” ~Judith Brocklehurst
“I always wrote with the idea that what I put out there is going to stay there. Once I publish something, it has been published. I’ve never deleted more than one or two posts from my site. I don’t think that there are takebacks. I don’t feel right about it.” ~Alison Headley
When I first started this blog, I think that I wanted this to be the end-all, be-all blog for me. However, I just don’t think that’s me. Reviews, and recipes, and books, and dating, and musings — oh my! Too much.
Being a true capricorn, I’m feeling the need to reorganize and refocus, because everything has its place. Trust me, I know how ridiculous and structured (and anal retentive) this sounds to have everything in different places, but it works for me. If I told you how many blogs I have, you wouldn’t believe me.
I think that I really want this blog to focus far less on food reviews, since I already do that separately. I don’t need to write book reviews right now — I’m trying to write books that I can publish! Rather, I want this blog to be similar to the first one I ever wrote. It was on Xanga, and it was purely an organic group of posts about whatever came to mind. Experiences, observations, musings, dating, reactions, and diatribes. Rants every now and then. Maybe even my reaction to an amazing recipe once in a while. But rarely.
Do you ever find that sometimes you need to completely express something that’s on your mind before you can really focus on the task at hand? I know that I do. And it’s so necessary, because whatever that thought is, it will nag at me until I do something with it — like a dull headache that lingers until I finally break down and take an Advil. A dear friend of mine, way back from Xanga days reminded me of the kind of blogging I used to do, and how I used to really be willing to “go there.” She reminded me how much I missed that writing, and how much I’ve begun to censor myself. Well, no more.
It’s back to the writing therapy that I need to get out my thoughts and clear the clutter from my mind so that I can focus on whatever writing project I’m working on at the moment. If I ever want to get these novels published, it’s time to get a little more serious.
Welcome to the mind purge of Simone Marrise.
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.— Benjamin Disraeli
“Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald