Monday, December 22, 2008

I Know You're Out There Somewhere

I'm too tired to write ATM-- a flu is going through the house. It's not the throwing up kind. It's chronic back aches! I have to study. I just watched this song and got reminiscent.

My writing prof brought up an idea for where my writing is going. I can't elucidate right now but she threw me for a loop. I'm signing up for a second semester with her. She and I just wrote back and forth last semester, I did a few stories for her, but nothing special. I thought she would fail me but I got an A because she was seeing growth that you are not seeing on this blog-- yet. She says that my muses get to me via various angels they put in my way and that I have the sense to sometimes recognize them. What I hate is how I don't get to write about fun froth. In an age where the economy is going south, I am writing about issues that are uncomfortable that she says society is ready to confront and that I need to write in a Jane Public sort of way. I'm really good at being shallow! Why can't I write about sex starved debutantes and hockey moms? (She said, "Because I'd have failed you. Next question?") Why can't I write a bad Disney movie about a hockey mom who wants to be Vice President? LOL I chatted up a psychologist who says my research will take me to dark places that I don't want to go. (It's not about witchcraft or anything evil on the surface.) I like to eat. I need to be a food writer. I should write children's books. I know my prof is right and that what she said is the right path for me, but I really want to be lite and shallow.

I'm really tired. More later.


Ropi said...

Well, my teacher said my writing was a bit "dry" but who cares? He still gave me a 5. I am not the person who cares a lot with criticism. Maybe it's a mistake but none of us is perfect and I rather accept my mistakes than others'.

steve said...

I'm so behind the times. I was trying to figure out wow you could write Automated Teller Machine, so I looked up ATM(disambiguation) on Wikipedia. I learned it could stand for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, Automatic Traffic management, a rather dangerous sexual practice, and lots of other things. Almost at the bottom of the list was "At the Moment," which I think you meant.

I'm stuck on dial-up right now, but I'm guessing The Moody Blues. Wonderful song.

I think your writing teacher is right. Your posts about your prison ministry have been beautiful. Disturbing, sometimes, but beautiful.

Olivia said...

Thank you for your kind comment over on Rick's blog. It's nice when interaction starts up between the readers of one blog, isn't it?

I hope you recover from the flu very soon. Having it during Christmas just isn't right!

Olivia said...

P.S. I really admire the fact that you have 9 children. My mother comes from a family of 10 but I am an only child. I usually encourage young couples not to stop at one child if they ever mention that they are thinking of it.