Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lots of Company at the Bottom of the Pit

I was talking with my 17 year old daughter yesterday. I was bemoaning the fact that I can't write. I think I'm a fairly eloquent speaker. I can be witty, pithy even. But when I sit down to write, nothing...nada. And if something finally does dribble out, it sounds like I'm in third grade. Not that there is anything wrong with third grade (in case any third graders are reading this). Don't want to make my audience angry, not that I have an audience. But I digress, back to my pitiful writing and my uplifting conversation with my daughter.

"I can't write. I sound like I'm in third grade. What is wrong with me?"

"Don't worry, you have lots of company at the bottom of the pit."

3 comments:

Kate said...

It's true... You and everyone else who is feeling low has lots of company at the botoom of the pit.

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Hon, you don't write like a third grader. I've enjoyed your posts so far and look forward to more.

I also like your photos of southern vintage and antiques. They remind me of home.

Annika said...

Well, join the club then. I like to write in simple terms yet am a soon-to-be-published-by-a-major-publishing-company author. Go figure.
Let's just say that your(/our) writing is very clear, which is as it should be for someone who is a teacher.