Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Nothing and Everything

Okay, I'll say it right now, writing makes you very strange to talk to.

Not blog writing--that sort of helps you hone up your stories and anecdotes--personally, I find that my stories are more polished and interesting when I've worked some rhythm, good word choices and zinging punchlines. Writing the blog is PRACTICE--for example, the 'I skinned the family cat' story can now be told in such a way as to excite laughter instead of disgust and funny looks denoting my imploding sanity. Blogging makes me sort of fun--not weird. No, the writing that makes me the most boring human on the planet is fiction writing.

And it's so unfair! What did I do this weekend (besides take charming pictures of my children and finish those funk-adorable hats, that is!)?

Well, I touched upon the lives of two children growing up destined to fall in love and the plan of vengeance that makes their love potentially tragic! I planned a Beltane Faire, executed it rather nicely but didn't dwell too long on the onerous details, caught a breathless moment of seeing a bright destiny, and wrote a parable in verse for a religion that doesn't really exist but that I'm starting to wish did.

I mean, really--that's some weekend. Now ask me--I dare you, ask me.

"Well, Amy Lane, what did you do this weekend?"

Answer? (Imagine my self deprecating grin, my shrug, and the exuding aura of embarrassment with the implication that my life is frittered away in daydreams and rocky road ice cream with the occasional baby nuzzle on the side.) "I wrote twenty-three pages." Pause. "And ate ice cream."

See--I really am the most boring human on the planet--I can only thank the twin gods and the wandering Goddess that you all like me enough to say 'Hi!'.

10 comments:

Catie said...

Hi! (and then Catie laughs to herself...)

Amy Lane said...

Uh oh...what is Catie laughing about?

Rae said...

NOT boring. At least you can write. And read. All I can do is sit and watch DD run wild. ;)

Catie said...

I am laughing because you said we can at least say hi and then that is all I said --> okay, so I am currently a tired graduate student...

Roxie said...

You wrote twenty three pages in one weekend? With a family around and all the distractions that entails? twenty three pages? Omygawd, you are phenomenal!! You are astounding! You ROCK! I totally in awe of your talents! I get all excited when I write four pages in a day and I have nothing but kitties and a self-sufficient husband to deal with. You are beloved by the muses! Damn, you are good!!!

Netter said...

Hi. That's all I got today.

KnitTech said...

You wrote 23 pages then go onto say you didn't do anything? You're as bad as I am. I made a baby sweater (Don't mention I wrote the fragging pattern, ripped it out twice because I didn't like how it was turning out) and casted on for a pair of socks

Coach Susan said...

Ice cream? Sure thanks. Sugar cone, please. Well, yeah I want jimmies!

the lady in red said...

Yeah, you're a dork. 23 pages is a HUGE thing to have done in a weekend. All I did was sit on my arse and make milk. Oh, and change diapers. And I want ice cream. You're not boring, m'dear. You're inspiring. :*

NeedleTart said...

"Hi!" About this religion thing....You do realize that I have met a student (4th gradish) named "Anakin"? Beware! George Lucas just thought he was writing a little adventure movie.......