Where have you been? Where are you going? And why?
August 4, 2007Posted by on
The following was written for the prompt “Decision” for Sunday Scribblings
I’m trying to decide right now, whether to write or not. It’s a hard decision, one that could take the whole day to answer. Maybe I should seek advice. There are lots of wise people out there. Some crazy ones, too. They could direct me one way or the other, but then, how would I know whether they are crazy or not? If I knew, then I would know whether to trust them and write, or not.
I could consult Wikipedia. Michael Scott does. Okay, definitely no. Not despite Michael, but because it’s him. All this debate makes me hungry. But if I leave the computer right now, I may never make it back. That’s a decision in and of itself. But I must focus on the main decision: to write for this post or not to. The consequences of this decision overwhelm me. What if I write something really great and someone from ABC news reads it and they want to have me on their morning show; they might tell me I need to publish it somewhere. Or worse, what if a journalist reads it and criticizes my wording in tomorrow’s paper.
What I need is a good prompt. Umm…bad excuse. What I really need is someone to simply dictate for me. But what if they’re an idiot? That would be a waste of time. Well, my task list for today is so long. In fact, it’s alphabetized, which makes “Writing” second to last on the list, just before yodeling. Ah, the pressure lifts. But, what if I call it “Blogging” instead of writing, then it’s at the top of the list and the anxiety returns. I can’t handle this burden. I’ll wait until next Thursday’s prompt to write.