Hello, and happy Tuesday to you all!
As I approach my two month anniversary of blogging (thank you, thank you very much) I am learning so many awesome things from the different blogs that I read and from the great people that interact with me through commenting on my posts! I think my biggest surprise is that there are so many young bloggers on here– a lot of high school and college kids. I find that interesting because when I was that age I could barely muster up the energy to make it to school on time. Kudos to you all. I am in awe of the energy you all seem to have!
While writing has really made me a happier person (really, I had a co-worker tell me it’s like I have come alive) it has also made me a much fatter person. All of the workouts I used to do to maintain my Winnie-the-Pooh like physique have been replaced with two hour reading/writing sessions while in the company of whatever sugary cereal is left in the cabinet (that I can quietly bogart from my son). Now I am inching towards a Jabba the Hutt like body type and it is really pissing me off. But I just can’t quit this writing thing. Even when I am staring at the screen with nothing to write, I will just sit there and be jealous over whatever everyone else is writing. I guess I’m saying it’s a sweet kind of slide into full time slug mode.
Anyway, I am loving the process of writing, and even though I hate half of what I have written, I am really trying to stick with my plan of having an e-book out by the end of the year. It is going to be a collection of stories from my blog and anything else I find good enough to add to it. Therein lies my problem. Every time I write a story I want to immediately put it on my blog. My feeling is that I need to have some fresh items to put in a book, in case any of my blog subscribers want to read it. I have a friend who thought that wasn’t completely true and that it would be okay to put some of my older stories in the book because not everyone may have read my older stuff. This debate actually gives me the sweats.
Can I get some advice on what you all think?
I defer to you, the brilliant people in my life, to help me with this dilemma. Save me from the sweats! I look forward to your words of wisdom.
Oh yeah, and if you have any advice on how to stop the writing/eating thing, I would be most grateful as well!