Welcome to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. Every week she gives us different prompts to jump start are creative-selves. Visit her to find more lovely ladies joining in!
This week I chose prompt #3: I'll be happy when __________.
I actually have been thinking hard on this one and even began the draft yesterday. Here's a glimpse of my neurotic self talking in my head:
Okay, if I fill in the blank I am essentially admitting that I am NOT happy. But, I AM happy. But, I guess some things in my life would make me happier . . . kind of like an instant gratification-happy, not the long-term happy that I feel "almost" daily. Uh-oh, I just put almost in quotes, I've admitted to not being happy!!!.
So, yeah, see why this is difficult for me? Anyway, it brought me to my answer, I will be happy when I can write book reviews without beating myself up. I have been invited on several occasions to write reviews for our little weekly newspaper here in town, but I can't do it! I read reviews from the New York Times and The Los Angeles Times, and think, "Wow. That's a review." (Yes, I actually compared our small-town paper to the New York Times!!LOL!!) So what if they are actual writers getting PAID to do it, I should be able to sound like I know what I'm talking about, right? (And, I compared myself to a reviewer from the New York Times! LMAO!!!)
I feel like I need a class on how to write good book reviews. Taking a "class" is my answer to everything, in case you didn't know. For goodness sake, I've taken enough of them just to become a Highly Qualified Teacher for the State of California. I know there MUST be a book on how to write the most awesome, readable, enjoyable, error-free book review. Believe me, there's a book about everything! Ask my daughter, she worked at the USC depository shelving tons of obscure stuff -- hey mom, have you ever read Lewis Clark's Field Guide to Wildflowers of Field and Slope in the Pacific Northwest?
Obviously, it's time I pay our fabulous librarian, Erin, a visit -- BTW, half off your fine debt the entire month of July! But, ah, I digress. Anyhoo, that's all I have to say about that. I'll be happy when I can stop being my own worst critic.