Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Some business

I totally realize I went a little post crazy yesterday, and that so wasn't my intention. Three posts in one day is a little crazy. It happens though. Sometimes things snowball and there is nothing you can do but wait for it to end. Thanks for sticking with my crazy, or at least for coming back if you skipped my crazy.

Anyways, there are a couple of things I wanted to say today.

First I am trying a new commenting system because I sort of loath the generic system that comes with the blog. The fact that I can't reply to other peoples comments frustrates me to no end. It sort of limits communication in my mind, and that is never good.

So yea, new commenting system, and I would LOVE to see if it works or not, but that would sort of require someone leaving me a comment. Considering I always love comments, please leave me one today even if you don't normally do so. It would be helpful to me on so many levels.

Another thing is I started writing this morning. After my anxiety attack yesterday, and then a rather ugly moment with a coworker, I went home and decompressed by killing some things in our weekly D&D game. Yes I am that kind of geek. As we were wrapping up game for the night I was chatting with my kid about books we were reading and one of her long term writing projects.

Let me tell you there are two things that make me want to write more than anything else. The first is reading exceptional literature. It doesn't matter if it is exceptionally good or exceptionally bad, it all makes me want to write. The good stuff inspires me, and the bad stuff makes me want to be better. It actually gives me some hope.

The other thing that kick starts my writing is listening to someone else get passionate about writing. We were talking about her epic work and suddenly I was talking about one of my favorite WIPs. Bantering back and forth with our ideas suddenly gave me a flood of things I really wanted to write about.

I awoke this morning with the writing itch, and have been doing more of that than real work this morning. It feels good.

So yea, that is all I really wanted to say this morning. I just wanted to share.

And remember please comment so I can test the system and not feel like I am completely alone here.


  1. Good luck with the new commenting system! I agree, good literature is always inspiring!

  2. Stopping by to say 'hi' from the Platform Builder Campaign.

  3. Hello, and glad you stopped by. I love new people!

  4. I can reply to comments, so I adore the new system thus far. We will see how it is in time.

    And yes, good literature is amazing for me. I haven't written in over a month, and I am at 3000 words on my WIP today. That is a good thing.

  5. Good for getting that itch back!  I agree that talking to someone else about writing tends to fire one up.  (I can only speak for myself, obviously, but yeah... I get it).

  6. Killing things is always good, especially when it means not killing coworkers (the paperwork is just a pain when you do that).

  7. Getting to talk about my works with other people is the most inspiring thing of all.

    Nice to meet you from the campaign!

  8.  Nice to meet you too.

    I love talking about my work. I am pretty lucky to have a community of writers in my every day life I can talk to about writing, but I adore having this entire new community of writers online that I can talk to about it.

    It makes me excited for what I love to do. Who could ask for something better?

  9. If this new comment system doesn't work for you, I just thought I'd mention that Blogger has recently (within the last couple of weeks) implemented a new system that's just like this one. You change your comment options to 'embed'. Hope that's helpful as a backup plan :-)

  10. So far I am really liking this comment system. I mean look at me, responding to comments and everything. Its amazing.

  11. It looks like the new comment system is working well for you.  I'm glad you are re-inspired.  I think the platform-building campaign is going to be a great boost for a lot of us.