This week's answer:
Don't be impressed, Impressed.
Okay (ah shucks), go ahead and be impressed. (I'll
stop blushing soon). It has been a while, hasn't it,
since I started this website and decided to have weekly
submissions for my readers (or reader) (or the visiting
bots). I really appreciate you mentioning that I've
been at this for over three years.
Three Years! What the *%@* am I doing!?
I think I might make
that a title of a movie, borrowing from "What the
(bleep) do we know?" But, seriously, folks...
What the *&*+$@% AM I doing?! I should be out on
the waves hanging ten (or is it twenty? What the
bleep do I know?") On a side note, has anybody
noticed how the question mark is disappearing. I
mean... "disappearing?" Just land in some chat room
(and not the kind where people actually physically talk to
each other. (I think that's disappearing,
too.) Here's a typical conversation (or, better,
Spineboy14 (you mean
there's thirteen more?) hey
kool (and Our Gang)
so how r u
(I guess that would explain the "cool" -- or
I think I completely
diverted myself from your initial question, Impressed, to
avoid embracing the fact inherent within it. I'll
try to answer that question now. You never really
know how long you're going to be doing a particular
thing. If I had known that I was going to be doing
this three years or more from the time I began it, I think
it would have seemed completely overwhelming and, in
addition, impossible. But I just did and do one week
at a time. (I think that might be a saying in AA for
speed walkers.) I think that famous, ancient Chinese
adage (I'll put it in a fancy, italicized font so it looks
ancient and famous) perfectly sums up what I'm trying to
First Step of Writing E-columns and Drawing Cartoons for
Over Three Years is to Tear Your Hair Out and Say "I
Have No Idea why I'm doing this."
go carry water and chop wood.
That's all I'm saying,
Impressed. If you're having trouble and happen to be
thinking that you can't put together a whole screenplay,
that it looks too daunting, just remember that all you
have to do is work on it one micro-second at a time.
And, when it feels like you're completely overwhelmed and
spiraling down into an abyss of "uncreativity,"
just remember, that, no matter how things may look at the
moment, everything, yes everything, is and always will