Thursday, September 9, 2010

Group hug on the writing track

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

I can't attribute the quote, but I can certainly relate. Where would I be without my writing community, blog friends, other women who have been where I am now? Supporting one another, whether it's in letter form, in person or on line is like an arm around the shoulder, a buddy hug. I so appreciate ALL of you, whether you are readers who haven't signed on, or regular followers.

Together we can!

At preschool two little boys were at the train table fussing over the same engine. I gave them each a differn't Thomas the Tank engine and they went merrily on their way in opposite directions pushing their trains along the track. And then, the inevitable happened. They came face to face and their trains collided on the same track. They each stood their ground, used their words instead of their fists, and I couldn't help but laugh when they started belly bumping. One said, "Scooze me." The other one, "ESSCUUUSE me!" This continued for about five belly bumps and increasingly more vocal scooze me's. Then I stepped in and showed them how to get around the bend. Sometimes that's all any of us need is a conductor to reroute us, redirect us. So, excuse me, if you have been making excuses, get back on track, the writing track.

6 comments:

Karen Lange said...

Good advice! I need to get back on track in some areas of writing, and I will chuckle remembering this image as I make my way around the track. Thanks:)

Bookie said...

Excellent post, Linda! I found when I came home from writer's group tonight. It was just right for reading then!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Hi There I'm Sugar. Great reading your posts. My mom is thinking to write a book ... you sure inspired her to pursue it. Looking forward to be bloggie friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Linda O'Connell said...

Karen and Claudia,
We all need a little inspiration. Sometimes I need a kick in the pants, but once I get my momentum, I'm unstoppable. Thanks for your comments.

Linda O'Connell said...

Sugar, Thanks for stopping by. Tell your mom to start writing. I wrote a story about my dog, but I could have written a book about Goofy Willy. I'll bet your mom has stories about you too.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Ha! Love the belly bumping! Great analogy to getting back on track. That story, elaborated upon, sounds Chicken Soupish to me. :)