Wednesday, April 1, 2009
My Other Half
The editing half of me and the creative half of me can not coexist. You see, the creative half of me thinks all my ideas are brilliant, funny, and worth writing. The editing side is self-doubting, critical, and thinks all ideas are ridiculous and laughable. So the editor in me has taken over for the last few weeks and refuses to let me post. I'm dying here. Now please excuse me while I read this post 5 times and cut out all the dumb parts.
Posted by Kasie West at 3:16 PM
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Aw, been there. And posts are supposed to be silly! Stop cutting stuff:P TIME TO ADD. Ahem.ReplyDelete
Is that kind of like saying an author divided cannot write? I'm in full on editing mode right now which means my word count has come to a grinding halt, but I edited 100 pages yesterday! Woohoo!!ReplyDelete
Hee, hee. I'm not laughing at YOU, I'm laughing at US - all writers everywhere. We're all schizophrenic when it comes to our writing/editing Jekyll and Hyde personalities. Tell the editor in you to take a vacation, somewhere nice, perhaps the Greek Isles. That's where I'd like to send mine, of course I'd have to go along to chaperone...ReplyDelete
Then get back to writing and completely amaze yourself.;-)
Inner Editor has a way of demanding control! She scares me.ReplyDelete
On the other hand, she's usually right. Dang it.
Hang in there, Kasie. :)
zzzz... wake us up when you write a real postReplyDelete
Ack, same problem. My muse and my inner editor have regular brawls, leaving me stuck in the middle. Ah, well. I just put them in time-out and continue working. Or I try, anyway...ReplyDelete
Uh-oh, you're supposed to do one at a time? :-)ReplyDelete
LOL! Yeah, I feel like this all the time. Tis very frustrating.ReplyDelete
Nat, I know, I know. I'm trying and feeling very uninspired.ReplyDelete
Candi, you go, girl. Edit those pages so that I can read them.
Debra, Yes, next week I will tell her. This week I need her badly. My blog will just have to suffer in the mean time.
Renee, I know, she always is. (And she's sooo scary)ReplyDelete
Kevin, where are your posts? Huh? When I see some, then maybe you can start complaining again.
Jen, hmmm, time-outs, I'll have to try that. I have a feeling they will work just as well as they do with my children. LOL
Linda, yes, I'm trying. Full editor mode right now. That's why the blog is falling by the way side.ReplyDelete
Michelle, sigh, I'm glad I'm not alone.
Been there, too. But don't worry. Your posts are ALWAYS entertaining! :)ReplyDelete
It's supposed to be done separately?! Really? Wow. That explains a LOT (grin)ReplyDelete
Hang in there! You'll be writing again before you know it.
Hahahah! I love both sides of you they're awesome! The writer is sooo wonderful! and then the editor is RIGHT ON--At least my agent has been pleased with you since you started editing my stuff! JenniReplyDelete
Why does Editor have to be such a stick in the mud? Does Editor ever come up with brilliant, creative ideas? No, I don't think so. Tell Editor you will call when he's needed.ReplyDelete
My creative voice tends to stomp on my editor voice and then I have to send it to time out and my editor voice cries and then I have to make them give each other hugs and say they are sorry and then finally all is well... wait, what were we talking about? kids, right? :PReplyDelete
Just post!! We love the you who you are:))ReplyDelete
If only the two halves could coexist in harmony, hunh?ReplyDelete