Friday, March 30, 2007

No News


Me? Gone fishing? Give your head a shake.

That’s one topic that’s never come up on this blog. There’s a good reason for that. I don’t fish. I don’t even do “catch and release.”

(I'm familiar with that phrase because I have a humane fisherman in the family.)

Nah, I’m just using this as a euphemism for “I haven’t got time for a (semi) decent post today.”

Imagine. Life is interfering. I don’t even have any pithy post (say that fast — three times) tucked away for emergency use.

I’ve been writing like a fiend this week because I am disgusted with my lack of writing and submissions. I managed to get a rough draft done and now I have to pick it apart. That’s hard to do when every word you put to paper is so meaningful and poignant. (Uh-huh.)

It strikes me that I could have simply not written anything on this blog today. But that is so not me.

I am a very responsible person. As in, compulsive, neurotic, addictive…

Must shut up. Back to work.

14 comments:

Trish said...

I used to fish with my dad as a kid but not any more. Something about cutting of the head and the jaws still gasping *shudder*

Good luck with the writing submissions:)

oreneta said...

Lots of writingis very very good...and despite the lack of time, still a decent post...
Have fun!

Coffee Mom said...

I can't wait until we can fish again...it is one thing my husband and I really truly enjoy together and we love to share that joy with our kids

Beth said...

trish: I used to go fishing with my Dad, too. But I think I went along only to impress him! (Fish are slimy.)

oreneta: A quick post and it's still "decent?" Thanks!

coffee mom: It's great to have something the the entire family loves to do together.

patricia said...

Have fun fishin'!

For words, that is...

Are they biting yet?

Beth said...

patricia: Oh, yeah, they're biting...right at my *ss.
I hate editing - if those words seemed so perfect to me when I first wrote them, how can I get rid of them now to reduce the word count???
(Oh, yeah, because I have to.)

Rebecca said...

"It strikes me that I could have simply not written anything on this blog today. But that is so not me."

Props to you for being so dedicated! I've got a major deadline this weekend and there's a voice in my head saying "Please step away from your blog..."

Beth said...

you are such a responsible blogger!!!

I don't like to fish either....too boring.

Beth said...

rebecca:
"Just step away from the blog...and no one will get hurt..."
Let's face it - I'm nuts.
Good luck with your deadline!

beth:
The nice, kind word is "responsible."
The correct word is "obsessive."

Tracey said...

Fishing is good for writers block. You can always write about fishing. Fishermen tell good stories =)

cipriano said...

Beth, you should not feel bad that you have not a "pithy" post to post. I sometimes post things that I'm sure took a year or two off of my lifespan, in order to write, and no one at all comments upon it.
You have a lot of great friends, who respond to what you think of as non-pithyness.... and by the way, even your non-pithyness is quite pithful!

Dorky Dad said...

Nice work on this post! Now quit working and come over to my blog. I've tagged you.

Beth said...

cipriano:
Well, your nice comment has left me feeling quite "pithy."
(Not "pissy," - pithy.)

tracey:
Ah, yes, fish stories - very similar to fiction. Tall tales, let your imagination soar...

dorky dad:
I'm kind of afraid to check in re: the tag.
But I will - can't miss one of your posts.

Princess Pointful said...

I know the feeling. I've had a lot on my plate lately, which seems to sap the creative energy out of me. I have to fight the compulsion to blog despite this, at times, and other times I feel like I have to force myself to do so!