Sunday, February 15, 2009

Crisis in the Blogosphere

Well, crisis in my blogosphere, anyway. I blame Facebook, Twitter, and Librarything for the complete lack of action here at Work in Progress. And, I confess, the blog is suffering from a bit of an identity crisis. I think the plan initially was to chronicle the day-to-day life of a writer, but I discovered that the life of a writer is actually pretty boring. Essentially, every day is the same.

1. Thing of something to write about.
2. Chain myself to computer until something is written.
3. Check the mail and fret over bills to cheques ratio
4. Get depressed about #3.
5. Go back to computer. Write some more.
6. Print out what has been typed.
7. Scribble all over typing.
8. Re-type.
9. Repeat ad nauseum until the mail arrives again the next day.
10. Get depressed all over again.
11. Take occasional breaks to show up at bookstore signings where immediate family members outnumber legitimate fans. Pretend this doesn't bother you.
12. For fun, muck out the horse paddocks.

Sigh. Is it any wonder I have been having some trouble mustering the urge to blog?

1 comment:

Loretta said...

Nikki, this post is hilarious! I think your blog looks great. It's easy to read because of the white background. One of my blogging friends jolted me into blogging every day, back in January. She scolded me for neglect on my blog. I took her scolding to heart, and managed to post 40 times in January! In Feb I had bronchitis and was very sick for 2 weeks, so the blogging went a bit down hill. I try to write about "writing" every Wednesday. It helps if I stick to a theme. "Memory Mondays" are dedicated to old family photos. Anyhow, I'm having fun, and it's also working to trigger ideas for articles. That's a bonus!