Saturday, May 7, 2011

Blog Chain - We All Float Down Here

I was thinking about IT and Pennywise the Clown.  Don't know why.

Anyway, after some time off, I'm back on the chain, and happy to be back :)  This time around, Laura wants to know:

What keeps you going (either trying to get an agent or to get published or finish that WIP that’s kicking your butt) when you know the odds are stacked way against you?

I keep going because I'm too dumb to stop.

It's really that simple.  Sometimes I know I should.  I have a day job.  It pays well and I'm happy.  I could grow old in it and never need to write again.

But I can't stop writing.

There's a disease where a person has excess iron in their blood.  They have to periodically give blood in order to keep the excess iron from building up in their system and wreaking havoc.  That's how I feel about words.  They're inside of me.  I have too many of them.  If I don't get them out, scratch them onto the page, they'll crawl out of the cracks in my skin.  They'll drive me mad.

It's hard to love something that makes you so crazy, but I think it makes us crazy because we love it.

That's what keeps me going:  stupidity, need, madness.

It's better than drinking. Better than...nah.

Check out what keeps the amazing Laura going, and then tomorrow head over to the fantastic Michelle's blog and see from where her well of hope springs.


  1. ha! LOVE this post. I think there's at least a drop of "dumb" in all of us. Well, in me for sure. I'm a glutton for punishment I guess :)

  2. I guess writing is one disease I don't want cured!

  3. I seriously love this post hard! Stupidity, need, madness....AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Better than... nah

    Writing's close, but not THAT close. There's a difference between dumbness and insanity ;)

    Stupidity, thy name is mine. No doctor, I need no cure.

  5. LOL, have to love that last part:

    Better than... nah

    Yeah, I have to agree with you there. It's cool, but not that damn cool LOL.

    Great post Shaun.

  6. LOL! GREAT answer!


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