Monday, December 10, 2007

Monday. Madcap Monday.

I stayed up late last night reading blogs. Catching up on some of those that I read regularly and discovering some new ones. I am constantly amazed at the talent shown by bloggers. The beauty of their writing astounds me. I try. I used to consider myself a writer. sigh. I am so out of touch with my creative side. And so dragged down and tired from being mom 24/7 that I am lucky to be able to string together a complete sentence. To have it make sense is a bonus. I won't even ask for it to be creative......

I am not saying this so people can go "o, tracy, you are too talented!" I know my own strengths and weaknesses. When I am rested and energized and actually have a brain in my head, I do have talent. What I lack is drive and ambition.

My 13 yo DD had completed her first draft of her first novel. Wow. I am so proud of her. And jealous, too, in some odd way. She has that drive that I do not have. And the ambition and talent and.... well. It definitely would not surprise me for her to be published before she is out of high school.

Back to blogs.....

The whole reason that I started this blog is to give myself an outlet for my feelings. And also to get back in the habit of writing. Reconnect the old synapses in the brain. Maybe spark some creativity and get the old juices going again. After reading so many fantastically talented women (and men) out there, I have decided that it is time to do more than just chat and rant. So, I think that Monday will be my day for writing. Poetry, stories, essays, whatever. Probably I will try to concentrate on poetry for now. As an easy introduction of my brain to my computer. hehe

I will post a new poem later this evening.... what shall I call our Mondays? Fridays are Future MILF Fridays. Mondays will be...... ??? Can you think of something? Maybe .... marvelous mondays or magical mondays or monstrous manic mondays..... let me know what you think.

4 comments:

Lesley said...

The lawnmower?!? I'm still laughing my ass off :o) my DH has a few faves like the sprinkler which make an appearance at key points in time i.e. waiting in a lineup somewhere.

I started blogging to keep up with my fam all over the country and had a lot of blog envy when I jumped around to other people's. Mine is still pretty basic, but whatevs, it gets the job done.

Thanks for popping by! I heart Dirty Dancing too

Anonymous said...

Hay, how about mystical mondays? After all you are into fairies..Love you mom.

JessicaB said...

One of the reasons that I put off starting my own blog for so long is lack of writing talent. I felt the same as you in that so many of these women are awesome writers. I finally decided that how well you write is not what is important, it is what you write, how it makes you feel when you write it and how it touches others. I think your writing is great, but I understand how some days you just can't make coherent sentences.

When I begin writing a post, some days are easier than others but either way I edit over and over and over and over................

I can't wait to read your poetry.

Karameia said...

Thank you for sharing your blog with us. I know I started as a way to vent and keep my family up to date. Now it is so much more. I think I've gotten better by reading others, but I still find myself envious. In the grand scheme of things though it all goes back to who your audience is and are you reaching them.

By the way, how about Monday's Muse?

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