I’m Back!

Hi there! It’s been a long time since I’ve written on this site and I apologize for that. Don’t tell my students/clients this but, like them, I can get plagued by and become frozen by the death grip of the dreaded (should be) Perfectionism (though it helps as an editor).

It’s a weird phenomenon that can keep me from the page for days, weeks, years at a time. Sometimes I’ll open the file to work on it (whatever file it may be) then immediately close it and walk away or find something else online to fool with (with which to fool?).

Blogging seems like pontificating more than keeping a journal for the simple fact that somebody might actually read it vs. a journal which you usually hope no one does. Someone said blog as if you are writing to yourself. That works. And I am if nobody reads this, but you know it’s not true because it’s oh so public. So there’s this weird cross between a blog and a journal, a jog? No that was taken back in the ‘80s. let’s see, how ‘bout a blurnal. Hmmm… get it? blur-nal. Fits.

Also, I’m a writer not a blogger. There’s a difference. I’ve never gotten used to this blogging thing, though I haven’t given up. Now that I’m self-publishing my novel The Archangel of Hamilton Beach (see blog by same name). Link coming!

A lot of people are plagued by the P-freeze. We think it’s too much. We have to make it just right (whatever “it” is) and it just seems like too much work or too much time or effort and we just don’t know exactly what it’s supposed to look like when we’re done, if it’s going to be good enough (for whom? is a good question to ask).

BTW I’m happy to say that three people from Let’s Write! creative writing classes who had felt overwhelmed with P-freeze on beginning and at various other times throughout just recently self-published (with my help) their memoirs of which they and I am very proud and delighted. (Please check out my Testimonials page).  They and I know the work that went into these wonderful books as does any writer who’s finished something to its completion.

Also, there’s the length to consider. Blogs are usually short and this one’s already too long! Bye. I’ll be back. I think.

About Valerie Serrano

I am a true Bible-believing (King James Version) Christian first, recently saved from the darkness that yoga and meditation brought on me (maybe I'll write about that one day). After that, I love my family. Then I'm a writer, editor, book formatter and designer, and a one-woman operation called Let’s Write! editorial services. I love children, and pray they are spared the worst of what's going on in this world today. Truth is my middle name (though it can get me in trouble! :- ) and I always pray to be nothing but truthful in my writing, including fiction. I can be a perfectionist when it comes to writing, editing, and designing, and I enjoy taking the time to be conscientious about getting things just right, but being relaxed enough about it to remember we humans all make mistakes (I learn the most that way, it seems). I'm in the process as I write this (April 2017) of revamping and updating my blogs. Please check them out and bear with me through the process. God bless you and thanks for visiting my site. Valerie Serrano I give all the credit for anything I do right to God's Holy Spirit within me. Thank you, God in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ who saved a wretch like me. :- )
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