"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Little Man In My Phone Line

My blog has been as dormant as the shrub roses, hunkered down like an asparagus bed. I shall blame this first and foremost on my dialup connection which took a nosedive a couple of weeks ago, going from bearable to exasperating. I must be the last person in the county holding out for affordable high speed internet but if my server kicks me off like a shoddy trespasser one more time I will be at the mercy of whatever wireless is offered here in no man's land.

I have, however, been writing a lot, loving it, getting up in the middle of the night to do it, and my blog has also taken a back seat to that. Yet I worry about bloggyville and think about it more than one would think normal. What's normal? Who was it I recently heard say, "I would not wish the life of a novelist on anyone." ?? Help me. Why would anyone aspire to such angst and self deprecation? Why indeed. But I love to write, even when it exasperates me. It's a lonely endeavor, so talk to me.

Now I better try to post this before the little man boots me off.

9 comments:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Sorry you've got internet gremlins. Might make a good flash fiction! I do miss seeing you around, my dear, but writing should be first.

Jemi Fraser said...

Spotting internet connection stinks!!

Glad to hear you're writing a lot though! I've been buried in NaNo for the last month myself. Fun stuff!

I worry when I don't touch base with my bloggy buddies too. In fact I think I've checked out about 40 blogs since I 'won' nano earlier today! :)

Anthony Duce said...

Keeping doing what you do. It is life. Life is what makes you get up and what makes you decide when you can sleep. I have the same problems in Blog world. I feel guilty if I don’t post and read and comment. I feel just as guilty about being here and not at my drawing board or easel doing my art. It’ just the way it is. Thanks for posting when you can.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Tricia,
It might indeed be fodder for flash. Thank you for your constancy.

Jemi,
Hey, you won NaNo? Good for you! I hope to check in on more blogs myself soon. Thanks!

Anthony,
So true. The guilt-ridden life we live. Thank you for all the wonderful art you bring us, and these kind words.

Wine and Words said...

Worry about blogerville? Phooey. Bloggerville is always in flux. It won't be the same tomorrow as it is today as it was yestarday. People come, people go. It's very transitory nature seems to say it cannot be held or held in concern. But I understand the worry. I do it to. Can't help myself. Nice to see you popping up on the update list, even if just to say hello :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Internet connection problems are the worst.

foldingfields said...

Hi! Glad that your writing is taking priority...us blogfolk will always be around here somewhere.

catwoods said...

Yvonne,

Even your woefilled post about internet mishaps is beautifully writtne. I've missed your style!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Annie,
Phooey! You're right. Thanks so much!

Nicole,
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I tried to leave a comment on your blog but was intercepted by the little man, I guess. Phooey.

Sarah,
Thank you. It's always nice to see a familiar bloggy bud.

Cat,
Hi! And I have missed you! Thank you so much.