Well dang. I wrote a post this week called Why I hate writing that was very pissy. So pissy, if fact, that I almost didn’t publish it. Mucho gracio (yes–I’m bilingual) to @jewda for reading the rough draft and giving me the thumbs up to publish it. (Apparently, he is the boss of me.) It’s summertime and I have vowed not to look at my analytics unless absolutely necessary because not as many folks read blogs in the summer. (Yeah, yeah…it’s not about numbers, I know, but still–I don’t need that crushing blow to my ego.) But based on the number of comments and retweets, if I did check them, I’m guessing that post got quite a few hits. Which just proves my theory that writers are gluttons for punishment. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be writers–Duh.
In other news, my house is still being invaded by evil lizards…
The best of me (or not) on the twitter this week:
@amysorrells Wait…I thought that was a good therapist. (in reply to amysorrells RT @noveldoctor: A good storyteller knows how to make questions look like answers and answers look like questions.)
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” ~ Stephen King
@Brian_Russell Yes. (in reply to Brian_Russell My church bothers me. Is that my fault or theirs?)
@KathleenOverby Now see — I’m down with that. (in reply to KathleenOverby @katdish @mrsmetaphor Loverby ‘roughs it’ for me-his idea is Embassy Suites.)
@KathleenOverby We are going camping next weekend. And by “camping” I mean A/C winnabago. That’s roughing it for me (in reply to KathleenOverby Do you camp?)
And….Good Morning! Going to the Walmarts to start your day is not advisable.
I’m considering writing a Part 2 to my Why I hate writing/writers post today. Because clearly, writers love the abuse.
RT @jewda”I think you need to work on being less of a fat lummox.” Arthur Spooner speaks right to my heart
@KathleenOverby Thanks. Anytime I can combine encouragement with an incessant rant, I consider that a personal victory (in reply to KathleenOverby @katdish You know how you love to encourage writers? …it’s a ‘cast your bread upon the waters’ thing…..you are in for a ride, girl~)
@ksluiter 96% of the time? What about the other 4%? Are you saying you don’t like me? (in reply to ksluiter @katdish me too. they are my favorite. because I relate 96% of the time.)
@ksluiter Well thank you. I love a good rant. (in reply to ksluiter @katdish that post was awesome.)
@Brian_Russell Even if they don’t deserve it, they think they do. Guess I can’t go wrong there (in reply to Brian_Russell They deserve it!)
Wow! My post is getting lots of traffic today. I should insult writers more often.
@gyoung9751 I was pretty grumpy yesterday… (in reply to gyoung9751 @katdish You toned it down? My hair caught on fire just reading it.)
@Helenatrandom Thanks. You should have seen it before I toned it down! (in reply to Helenatrandom @katdish Hi! Nice katrant today.)
@JeanneDamoff SNORT! I’m not telling you (in reply to JeanneDamoff @katdish “Why I hate writing (and writers) http://bit.ly/aSJqvk”//That’s not provocative, and no, I didn’t read your rant. (Am I in the 4%?)
Today is @BridgetChumbley’s birthday! Happy Birthday Bridget! (and thanks @helenatrandom for the reminder)
Why, yes…I AM up early this morning!
Great writing comes from the heart, but sometimes that heart needs to be broken before the words can come out. (via @noveldoctor)
Ahhh…..just wrote a really angry rant. And I mean pissy! Can’t decide if I want to publish it or not.
@rmaxwell142 It also has a Wii station, a coffee bar, fresh pastries, and several fish tanks. It’s the house that crooked teeth built.
@JeanneDamoff Snort! You sound like BC. (in reply to JeanneDamoff @katdish You’re welcome, bloggerly-but-could-be-writerly-if-she-wanted-to friend.)
@billycoffey @JeanneDamoff Thanks for the RTs my writerly friends!
@weightwhat Because of the gecko/lizard heckling (in reply to weightwhat @katdish Wait, why am I evil this time?)
@muchl8r I don’t think you actually grasp how disgusting those things are. And @weightwhat is just pure evil (in reply to muchl8r @katdish HOW ON EARTH DID I MISS THAT CONVERSATION?! I’m still laughing so hard I might pee my pants. :))
@muchl8r I am NOT a wuss!
@VariantVal I know. That’s why you love me so… (in reply to VariantVal @katdish your kindness knows no bounds)
@JCWert How could I possibly be lonely with all the voices in my head to keep me company?
@VariantVal On second thought. Don’t talk to me. (in reply to VariantVal @katdish how your lizards doing?)
Talk to me…
I hate spam comments. Especially ones disguised as real. “Great site! Lots of useful info here!” Please-you obviously haven’t read my blog.
@marni71 Great minds… (in reply to marni71 Snort! That’s what I was thinking.)
@SBeeCreations Chandlering? What’s that? Like Chandler Bing? (in reply to @SBeeCreations @marni71 Chandlering today! & Soaping! & labeling! & cleaning! Got into a B&M & they want 3 of everything!)
Walking for exercise is impossible with @BuddyLovetheDog. He has to stop and phantom pee on everything.
Despite what many folks will try to tell you, there are few shortcuts in life.
Okay tweetdeck…you’re dead to me.
Hey…is this thing on?
@weightwhat True dat. (in reply to weightwhat @katdish Well, why else would one go to Walmart?)
Sigh…Why do I always get behind people at Walmart who are stocking up for the apocalypse?
@Helenatrandom You hate me, don’t you? (in reply to Helenatrandom @VariantVal She was considering serving them with hot sauce, but I’m trying to talk her out of it. #worchestershiresauce @katdish)
@VariantVal I don’t know. I’ve considered a blow torch, but seeing as though they hang out in the eaves of my house, might not be prudent (in reply to VariantVal @katdish don’t they make lizard repellant? can you throw mothballs around to keep them out.. mothballs seem to work for everything)
@salamicat It’s a gecko. Pretty sure they come straight from the bowels of hell.
@Helenatrandom STOP!!! VURP!!! (in reply to Helenatrandom @katdish Worchestershire Sauce, NOT hot sauce…)
@VariantVal Yes. Then the cat kills them, the dog tries to eat them and vomits them up. It’s like a very disgusting Wild Kingdom. (in reply to VariantVal @katdish Oh my, you’re being invaded by Geiko lizards)
RT @billycoffey: Home is not necessarily where you live, but where you are understood.
“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.” ~ T S Elliot
@jewda4 Ninjas…they’re everywhere. (in reply to jewda4 I just lost a bag of animal crackers. I was eating some, took a break to go on stage and sound check, and I don’t remember where i put them.)