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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Insanity



We writers are insane.

We pour our blood and tears into our work and then send it out to the world, often experiencing soul-crushing rejections.

And yet we persevere and keep going. Only further proving that we're crazy.

Some of us talk to people no one else can see. Others have crazy maps all over their writing desk, (akin to Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind). Some may need to bang their heads against the wall from time to time.

Welcome to the insanity, friends. Pull up a chair in my nice padded room. If you're cold I've got a nice jacket you can borrow, one with extra long sleeves.

It's too late to turn back.


Demotivator poster from www.Despair.com.

24 comments:

Amalia T. said...

on the REALLY insane days, the querying/trying to get published part of the process seems like the MOST SANE part of the whole thing. :P

Stephanie Thornton said...

Amalia- Holy cow! I feel like querying adds to the insanity. You must have some really insane days!

paulgreci said...

I love that poster!

Mason Canyon said...

Why turn back when the road ahead could be so interesting and intriguing?

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Vicki Rocho said...

...can I get a certificate for that? I'd like to hang that on my wall...or maybe frame it and prop it up on the desk when I'm writing!

Piedmont Writer said...

Brilliant brilliant post. If only the voices in my head would go away!

VR Barkowski said...

It's true, we're crazy, but isn't that better than being bored? :)

Aubrie said...

I'm right there in the car with you!

Jenna Wallace said...

*cue maniacal laughter now*

L. T. Host said...

They're coming to take me away, haha, heehee, hoho... to the funny farm!

Libbie H. said...

Heh -- that's a great demotivator!

Yeah, it's kind of crazy. But we love it anyway.

Mark Noce said...

No, don't go insane...just take a deep breath...and take it easy:)

Ebyss said...

This is a wonderful blog. :)

Bane of Anubis said...

I keep it all on the inside... nothing to see here :)

Amanda Sablan said...

Turning back would actually drive me even more insane. So I'll stay at Crazy-lite, thank you.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

That's a really funny poster - and you're right. We are all a little insane. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

My dad always used to say, "no one has more fun than us crazy people"... I think he was right :)

WritingNut said...

Stephanie - you really post the most inspiring things!

I was just wondering (again) this weekend if I was crazy or not. And everyone is right, we crazy people do tend to gravitate towards each other!

Woohoo!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Brother, did you nail that on the head. Thanks for the inspiring thoughts.

Dawn Simon said...

Awesome post! We are all crazy, aren't we? ;)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, I've been looking for a jacket like that! I'll be right over. He he. :-)

tristarfivestar said...

wow your thres is awesome .... and this post is so great...

Suma Subramaniam said...

Great Post Stephanie! Love this craziness.

Lydia Kang said...

It's so nice to know I'm in the looney bin with lots of fellow crazies.

:D