The Wall


Words are the wall behind which I can hide myself, occasionally peeking around to look for applause before darting back again and telling myself that the words are enough. Usually I believe myself.


This was written for this weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge.  

As many of you know NaNoWriMo has begun.  Both editors are attempting this ambitious and possibly irrational feat.  We want to hear from those of you participating.  Have you attempted before?  Are you on track so far?  Are we all just plain crazy insane?  And for those of you not participating:  What are your thoughts?  Are we all just plain crazy insane?

For this weekend's challenge, in honor of all of the writers throwing rationality (and perhaps sanity) to the wind and writing til their fingers bleed, we're asking for exactly 33 words about why we write. 


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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: The Wall

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Wall


Words are the wall behind which I can hide myself, occasionally peeking around to look for applause before darting back again and telling myself that the words are enough. Usually I believe myself.


This was written for this weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge.  

As many of you know NaNoWriMo has begun.  Both editors are attempting this ambitious and possibly irrational feat.  We want to hear from those of you participating.  Have you attempted before?  Are you on track so far?  Are we all just plain crazy insane?  And for those of you not participating:  What are your thoughts?  Are we all just plain crazy insane?

For this weekend's challenge, in honor of all of the writers throwing rationality (and perhaps sanity) to the wind and writing til their fingers bleed, we're asking for exactly 33 words about why we write. 


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14 Comments:

At November 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM , Anonymous Kenya Johnson said...

That's exactly how i felt when I tiptoed on the blogging scene except I was also holding my breath.

 
At November 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM , Anonymous uneven steven said...

he he - (some kind of conspiratorial laugh) yeah i can relate...

 
At November 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM , Blogger Draug said...

Yep, feel this way aaaallll the time. :)

 
At November 3, 2012 at 6:01 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Draug has left a new comment on your post "The Wall":

Yep, feel this way aaaallll the time. :)

 
At November 3, 2012 at 8:31 AM , Anonymous Cameron Garriepy said...

Come out from behind the wall. Take a bow. You deserve it.

 
At November 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM , Anonymous deanaburson said...

It is much easier to hide behind written words than spoken words. Well written.

 
At November 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM , Blogger lumdog2012 said...

Well said. :)

 
At November 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

lumdog2012 has left a new comment on your post "The Wall":

Well said. :)

 
At November 3, 2012 at 3:10 PM , Anonymous Sandra said...

I can relate to the "peeking" and "darting." "Believing" is another story. Nice response!

 
At November 3, 2012 at 5:46 PM , Anonymous The Random Blogger said...

That captures the insecurity of many writers really well - the pseudo-confidence that is sometimes, but not always, justified.

 
At November 3, 2012 at 9:37 PM , Anonymous SAM said...

Writing does set you free.

 
At November 4, 2012 at 12:03 PM , Anonymous Tara R. said...

Yes, writing is a way to reveal yourself, safe outlet for sharing.

 
At November 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM , Anonymous Gina said...

Never hide even though I know what you mean! It's about feeling safe, I agree!

 
At November 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM , Anonymous jaum said...

So few words, so much meaning.

 

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