Monday, January 21, 2013

First Time's a Bitch

Brainstorming ideas for week 61 of the Trifecta Writing Challenge is a real bitch.

I don't know where to begin.  Is it cold feet?  Lack of inspiration?  Awareness that these ramblings may actually be read by someone other than my mother?

They say the first time's a bitch.  Man, does that hold true here.

I looked to the writings posted by the regulars, the over-achievers, the authors, the been-there, done-that crowd.  That only threw more of a wrench in this bitch of a mess I'm making here.  They're composed.  Polished.  Confident in their fiction voices and characters.

(I stopped reading after four samples so it's possible someone posted something less amazing.  But I doubt it.)

Me?  I'm simply a girl that blogs about what strikes her.  Confident in MY voice and MY character.

But all the rest?  Who knows?  Can I write fiction worthy of reading (by someone other than my mother)?  Am I more poetic than Dr. Seuss (who would have rhymed 'bitch' with 'stitch')?

I'm still figuring it all out.  And it's a bitch.

22 comments:

Mind of Shoo said...

This is Fantastic. Well said. I feel the same but somehow manage to push the publish key! Excellent job.

Duane Hare said...

success,I am not your mother and I read it.time to relax and unleash your brilliance.

joe2poetry said...

Yeah! Looks all right to me!

Bo said...

This is perfect! loved it.

Saucy Wench said...

Thanks gals and guys! I appreciate it!

Cheney said...

Trust me, we aren't as composed, polished and confident as you think. I know I'm far from perfect, and even farther from believing my writing is anywhere near good. This was a great post!

barbara said...

Welcome to the challenge - believe me when I say we (ok - *I*) feel the same way often. :)

one, thing . . . do consider getting rid of captcha.

Kim Song said...

Haha great piece!

Shadow said...

Cute! I like it. Feel the same way as profanity isn't really one of my stronger writing skills.

Atreyee said...

Ha!ha!This is so good!loved every bit of it & though this is not my first Trifecta challenge(not very far from that though),am still in the same boat as you:-)Have only the seed of an idea & waiting for it to sprout;-)Look forward to reading more from you.

Jennifer said...

Love it. I think you did just fine. Next time just go for it.

Sandra Crook said...

Nicely done. Most of us felt like that the first time, and some of us still feel that way. :)

kymm said...

Terrific entry into the Trifecta "community" hehehe.
(Seriously, leave your worries off the keyboard! You'll be fine.)

Mama Melch said...

This was my first time too! Dipping your toes or diving in both equally achieve bravery points in this kind of thing. Kudos & keep writing!

jody said...

Whose voice to express better how you feel than your own? Unless it's about your mum - then you could say someone else said it! ;) Nice work.

Intarsia Jones said...

You're my hero Saucy Wench! Let's hear more. (No more than 333 words though!)

Draug said...

Don't give up! We love you, fellow Trifectan! (: Don't be discouraged by us over-achievers and regulars. It's the fresh faces that always bring something new, and Trifecta is better for it. And non-fiction works just as well.

Trifecta said...

Ha ha! This is great. I kind of wish that I'd kept track over the past year of the posts that refer directly to the challenge itself. I think you'd see that you're not alone with these feelings. But, like the others have already said, Trifecta is for everyone. We love the fiction, the poetry, the non-fiction, the beginners and the published authors. And our community-judged prompts (every third one) give the community a chance to tell us who they think should be winning, so hopefully that helps even things out a bit.

Thanks for joining up this week. I know it's a bitch, but we appreciate it.

Oh--and like Barbara said, you'll get more comments if you disable your word verification. Up to you.

Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Ha! I think all writes share this feeling of insecurity. Loved this piece. (but hate comment moderation! really, I'm not a robot. I just can't read those teeny tiny numbers.)

christina said...

hehe word to all of this, yo.

Saucy Wench said...

Wow! What a warm welcome you've given me to the Trifecta world! Thank you so much for your kindness and support.

Also, thanks for the advice about captcha. I've disabled it....I think!

debbiesdays said...

Yep. You're a writer and pretty good too. I love these prompts because there is not rule you have to write a made up story or tell about something from your own life. Good writing is good writing. Period.

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