I was going to say something very serious. I actually started a serious post. And then I deleted it. Suffice it to say, something has been bothering me for about a month now, and it’s cost me some enthusiasm for blogging and the internet in general. Because I’m tired of how vicious people can be for no reason, over an imagined slight or simply because someone has the gall to see things differently than they do. I’m a very opinionated person and I always have been. But I have never to my knowledge attacked someone else for their opinion, or told them they didn’t have a right to that opinion or that their thoughts and feelings on any given subject aren’t valid.
Not everyone is the same way. For a long time I thought they were. Realizing they aren’t has actually really affected me, to the point where a few times I’ve found myself ready to give up blogging because I feel like I can’t say what I’d like to say, no matter how innocuous the topic may be, that it’s not okay for me to do that. And yes, some of it is merely being polite. I’ve always tried to do that. But it gets to a point where I find myself wanting to blog about things that matter to me and my hands freeze over the keyboard because it’s just not worth it to have one or two people somewhere take what I’ve said the wrong way, or see an offense there that wasn’t intended, and the next thing I know my name is being slung all over the place and I’m being called names.
Is there such a thing as blogger’s block?
So while I continue to attempt to recover from my brush with reality, here are a few other things.
First, I had the following conversation yesterday with the Faerie (she was wearing a plastic tiara and princess gown at the time):
Me: Faery, are you poopy?
Me: Are you sure? Let me check your diaper.
Faery: No. Princesses do not get poopy.
Also…head on over to the BookEnds Literary blog and check out this post. The lovely BookEnds ladies are inviting anonymous venting on the subject of agents, and some interesting things are popping up.
In fact, I’m actually tempted to ask people to comment anonymously here about something one of these days, and see if I can get you lurker types to make your presences known.
So watch for that one.
Oh, and don’t forget to come to the League blog and play! Demon fun! Book club fun!