Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Radio Silence

This blog is many things, and yet no one thing. It is a journal of sorts. A way for me to communicate with my family and friends. A way for me to push myself and work on the tools of my craft that I am learning. Like most creative outlets it isn't used as often as it should be. I can go months and post everyday. Then suddenly...radio silence.

Sometimes I am actually doing other things. Life jumps in and says "I'm going to take over for a while." And the time I would use to write (here, or elsewhere) gets eaten up. Next thing you know it's the end of the day and I am to tired, to even begin trying to formulate words into coherant thought. Or, you plan to sit and say something, but 5 minutes of quiet can not be found. My least favorite reason for radio silence is having nothing to say. Spending all day, trying to capture a fleeting thought that might make a decent entry. A bit of prose, a critic of something, even just a bit of "Hey, this was my day."

Half way into the day idea you realize...girl, no one wants to hear how many loads of laundry you did, or what you made for dinner. In as much as your friends and family love you..this is not news.

Things of note that have been going on? Justin got promoted in JROTC. It technically wasn't to happen until around Christmas break, but he got his early. Go Jay!

Grades around these parts still tends to be a sore subject. Dang that old Curse of the Parent. Apparently 300 "I'm sorry I was such a putz" to your Mom and Dad, does not break it. Believe me I've tried. And yes, I was to sincere.

What am I reading now? I recently read Send Another Hearse by Harold Q Masur. A lawyer, engaged by a publish agent, to find his missing partner. Only to come imbroiled in a Murder and said agent is blamed. I really got into the book because of the tie in to the publishing world, but for a quick read on a stormy weekend see if you can find a copy.

Dorothy Eden followed Mr. Mauser. First with The Laughing Ghost a nice little "gothic" Mystery, filled with smuggling, jewel thefts, and a ghost that huants the family home. The usual problems I have with Ms. Eden's work still applies. She does tie up loose ends neatly though.

Currently reading Afternoon Walk, also by Ms. Eden. About 1/2 through. It appears as if the main character is being "Gas lighted" by her husband...but it could be someone else. And if that is the case, how does she tie into the kiddnapping that happened several miles from her home, to a woman she doesn't even now?

8 Comments:

Anonymous Miss Marple said...

I am glad that you have broken the silence. Sorry that you have discovered that much of one's life is too boring to share. Welcome to the club. As for the Curse of the Parent, enough said. Congrats to Jay. I am re-reading "Conflict of Honors" by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. I love their Liaden Universe series. Can't wait for a new installment.

11/15/2006 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I think that's just the name of the game. Life steps in and rearranges all your plans--and then we have to get more creative than we ever thought possible. :)

11/15/2006 08:56:00 PM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

I know exactly where you're coming from. Sometimes posting just flows and sometimes it just doesn't. I found for the longest time that I just wasn't inspired to write anything and unfortunately I found that I just had to ride it out. I'm expecting a baby next month, my second, so life will step in and I probably won't be posting as much as I'd like to. Even finding time to read is challenging. It just happens!

11/16/2006 07:35:00 AM  
Blogger Bk30 said...

Congradulations Marilyn! :), so you have really been looking hard at Nancy's blog uh? lol

11/16/2006 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Karen M. Lynch said...

Hey, who says I don't want to hear about how many loads of laundry you are doing? Can't be more then I'm doing today ...

Mother never told me I'd be doing laundry every waking hour of my life when I had a family.

No wonder we all had our own laundry baskets growing up!

11/16/2006 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Yes bk30, I do find myself checking out Nancy's blog quite frequently. She even has a section on royal names which I've found helpful! :o)

11/17/2006 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Partner said...

Glad to see you find some time to write, no matter what it is. I hope all is panning out. Dan & I leave Tues for Tampa. What are your plans for thanksgiving?

In the words of Charlotte, Chin up. You are loved.

11/19/2006 07:57:00 PM  
Blogger Kappa no He said...

I hear ya on the radio silence. It must have hit us both at the same time.

I did four loads...and you?

11/21/2006 10:37:00 PM  

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