Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I haven't written a letter in a while....

I haven't written a letter n a while sooooo here it goes.

Dear PBS,

Was it really necessary to brutally beat and savagely rape my favorite character on Downton?? No, it wasn't. Why do you hate women so much? None of them on that show can catch a break. Oh...Lord Grantham you are sad after WWI because the nobles are no longer considered "noble". Are we supposed to feel bad for this guy? He has like 35 servants....I feel horrible for his daughters....and his wife who lives in this ignorant bliss half the time.

Quit it!!!!!!



Dear Job Seekers,

Here are a few tips. You may see them on monster.com but read them here too.

  1. Proofread your resume.
  2. Write a damn cover letter.
  3. Don't single space the entire letter or...resume. 
  4. Don't double space the entire thing either. 
  5. Never, ever, ever..and I mean never..quadruple space in between jobs. You look like you are trying to too hard...
  6. Write concrete phrases about what you do. Use and noun and a verb or 2.
  7. Look up the definition of skill and then deduct from there what your actual skills are....then try again.
  8. Research the company. Please..you look silly if you don't. 



Dear People Who've Fulfilled Dreams,

How did you do it? I need to know.

Desperately Seeking a Career I Have Passion For,


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A little self awareness...

I know I am not a perfect writer. I do not even consider myself a “good writer” or one that writes well.  What I do know is  good writing... (see what I did there). I know it when I see it. I make no qualms  that I make mistakes and I forget things about writing. Here’s what drives me absolutely bananas: Someone who possesses absolute grandiose notions about their own hellacious writing. I will call them: Writer-Grandiopolis Ridiculouso. It's Latin. Look it up.

Why I am stepping on my soapbox about this subject?  I’ve experienced this anomaly twice this week. TWICE!!!! By weeks end, I may experience it THRICE! 

I’ve met and befriended several brilliant wordsmiths. I marvel at their ability to construct beauty out of lumps of jumbled letters, thoughts and experiences. They never brag about their existence. Okay, maybe humble brag about it but they deserve to. 

The individuals who fall under my  Writer-Grandiopolis Ridiculouso category do not deserve to brag yet they do. It really hurts me. I think why it bothers me so much is that I do not write for a living anymore. I barely edit. I do edit...for example, I continually have to someone that you need to pluralize certain verbs when you have a an actuaI subject of a sentence. Bygones....

I am not as crisp and clean as I once was. I wasn't even that crisp and clean. Can't ya tell?

I could be jealous. They  have so much confidence behind their subpar writing and I have barely any in my almost par writing. 

Will I ever get back to the level of par-ness I once possessed? I hope so. I can't take much more of this. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Hello 2014..Nice to meet you.Say hello to your mother for me.

Welcome 2014!

I don't have any resolutions...well, maybe I do. I've resolved to write more and have a more positive attitude. So far...so good. I mean..I've already locked myself out of my house this year but hey...we can't have it all.

When it comes to writing, I am starting small. I am going to blog for a bit and see where it takes me. It might not take me far but at least I am writing. That is how I have to look at it.

I bid you adieu to go nap....