Thursday, December 18, 2008

Must Love Blogs

Did you notice the catchy reference to the movie of a similar name? It's come to my attention that one of my favorite hobbies is reading blogs... of any kind really. Once I get into reading a little... well, I'm hooked.

I read blogs of friends... blogs for recipes... blogs for spiritual guidance/motivation/inspiration... blogs for humor... and it all started with blogs of fellow women getting ready to become "Cut and Paste" girls.

I don't know what it is about them that get me hooked really fast... wait - that's not true. It has so much to do with the reality of what people write on their blogs. I absolutely adore the real women that you get to see through this medium... unlike the heavily edited mainstream media outlets.

That being said - there probably are women out there that do more editing than I do - I'm pretty much a stream of consciousness writer, and as soon as I spell check... there you go. Most of the time I don't go back and read what I've written unless someone references something in a comment that I don't understand.... or that I don't remember writing.

So there you go ya'll... my creative process is pretty much out in the open now... whatever pops into my head during my writing time... you get to read on the screen shortly after. I think that's why sometimes it's completely overwhelming to me if I have a specific topic in mind and I get outside of that free flowing process.

It's also why I find it really difficult to continue on with my publishing course... I'm supposed to write a children's book about a character I've already created, and for the life of me I can't find a SINGLE plot idea. My mind is completely blank! That's what they get for making me draw a character from a child that I already know... if I were able to build a kid in my mind - I would have been fine. The said imaginary kid could have had all sorts of adventures, but now I'm boxed into a personality and a kid that I know... so my mind is full of cricket's chirping...

So there you go... now I'm off to watch a DVR'ed show before bed... even though I'm starting vacation tomorrow - John isn't - so I'll still be up at 5 in the morning to get him ready and make his lunch. (I just might get reacquainted with my pillow from 6 to 9!)