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Oh, it always sounds so simple: a month's worth of posts in thirty days and thirty nights.
Following the adage of easier said than done, however, the less time I have to finish something, the harder it is to do, which is a problem.
What's the problem? Well, when I finally get time to myself to sit down and enjoy my writing for BlogHer, it's when I'm really tired and would rather be slipping in between the covers, than into a desk chair to work the keyboard. But, work it I must, If I want to display that little success square "I Did It! NaBloPoMo 2012" on my web site.
Every night, I have to give myself the pep talk. The "outta' the locker room and on to the field" mental boost to keep me going, just one more night. I treat myself to some drama as I imagine I'm Gloria, played by Jane Fonda in that movie that came out when I was a senior in high school, "They Shoot Horses, Don't they?" The film was about The Depression, the futility of life and how, sometimes it goes on past one's level of endurance.
One of the famous movie scenes from
"They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
by Director Sydney Pollack.
How I enjoy feeling sorry for myself. Whining as I sit here, moping around, wishing I had started earlier. I torture myself by looking at the bed. It is so close. So warm. Electric blanket turned on and up to level two. I pour salt into the wound of reality as I know I could quit NaBloPoMo at any time, finally descending into an eternal eight hour sleep, but also sliding down into the land of the wannabes. Somehow, I hang on my partner and start dancing, shuffling my feet over the dance floor and fingers on the keys. Whine. Whine. Whine.
Then, when my blogging thoughts, whatever they are, are finally posted, I feel such relief. I switch from Gloria staring at the water, to a self made Jane Fonda on the red carpet, dressed in Dior. Oh, what agony and what reward I take myself through every night. And, tonight, unusual for someone who loves to talk, I couldn't think of what to say. On top of being Gloria, staring at the water, I was afraid I'd never reach the red carpet for my preening session.
So, take five.
Imagine my delight when I was making Comments tonight, getting ready to agonize myself into an undirected NaBloPoMo post and fortuitously came upon the ad for the "BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year" e-book.
What!?!? It's out?
Well, I thought, I can't start agonizing, yet. I have to Amazon the e-book to Kindle!
And then, I had to start reading it,
because Voices of the Year
at BlogHer '12 was a phenomenal experience, just as Dawn from AlphabetSalad says it was.
Being a little jaded that I've "seen it all," I had no way to know how impressed I would be by the Voices
when I first attended BlogHer '12. Each reading was profoundly memorable. I had underestimated the impact and was, at times, moved to tears and then, unstoppable laughter.
So all I can say is, the Voices '12 e-book is out!
It's available and you're going to want to download it to your electronic device, read it and call it your own. Run, do not walk your fingers to click on the hot link above, because your BlogHer sisters, and some brothers, have volumes to share. No, make that Voices to share a
nd an e-book, not a volume.
And, BTW, I'm "on the red carpet," with my post done for tonight. :)