Writerly Confessions

Posted on 11 July 2011

Even if my internet is down, there’s still spider solitaire to distract me from writing.

Generally speaking, I don’t believe self publishing is the answer.

I once referenced my growing stack of unread literary magazines. All I can say is: It’s still growing.

As of yet, I have not attempted any super-early writing sessions at the new writing spot.

I harbor worries/insecurities about my first book publication that I will never blog about.

In my early twenties, I took a correspondence writing course and grew frustrated when I felt the instructor wasn’t recognizing my talent. (Oh, to be young and arrogant.)

I have a mean competitive streak.

I’m writing this blog post when I should be revising my novel. And I’m not even going to stop now that I’ve confessed that — no, I’m going on Flickr right now to find a confession-related photo.

What would you like to confess? Do you have a competitive streak? Would you eat that brownie?

Photo (see, I found one): jhmostyn


13 responses to Writerly Confessions

  • j a zobair says:

    Hi Laura,

    I’ve been reading you in my reader for some time now–I can’t even remember how I stumbled upon your site! But I just wanted to say that your last two posts have been particularly great/inspiriting/humanizing/uplifting. And funny. :)

    My confession? I’ve just started querying a novel, and I think I reacted to my first request with as much excitement as you felt when you found out your book was being published. Pathetic, right?

    Anyway, I really enjoy your blog. And I would totally eat that brownie.

    • Thank you! And yes, I think you should be that excited by the request. Good luck with your novel — I stopped by your site and, after reading the description, suspect many more requests are to come.

      Also, you’ve convinced me I need to check out Mudbound.

  • Teri says:

    I have a wicked mean competitive streak. I’d eat that brownie before even thinking about eating the brownie. I like to kid myself and pretend that I can stay off the internet. I’m not working today – I’m going to the beach with my dog instead.

  • Downith says:

    I would eat that brownie . . . and then a few more.

  • Averil Dean says:

    I’m currently locked out of the story I want to write, and I have no idea how to get in. I want to give up. Again. But I have this competitive streak. . . .

    And I would have eaten half the brownie.

  • I ate the brownie and two bowls of cereal. (Always with the cereal!)

  • Tricia says:

    For me it’s envy, a pathetic form of competitiveness.

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