Saturday, October 30, 2010

New favorite quote

"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." Toni Morrison

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I don't always write at Helium. Sometimes there are sites that are more appropriate for other topics

To write this for Helium would have required a little more decorum. Wikinut is a great place for writing what I might put in a blog but they pay. I will never make money on this blog because it is not geared to monetize. However, I do like this piece on "Well, look".

Friday, October 8, 2010

Little by little, the Helium functions are coming back

Yesterday the inbox returned. Today, although we can't get into the zones or write any How-to's, the links to the ones completed are back on-line. That makes me happy since many of my how-to's are on Squidoo and other places where I write. The links have been dead for a week and that's not good. I was delighted to find them working again. Hurray!!!

Helium is my favorite place to write and I like hanging out there. Having the whole beta system down has been difficult. Computer issues can be devastating to all and I know that they have been working hard to fix the issues. My hats off to all the people who have worked so diligently to get at least this much working.

Update...the How to's are back up and I completed my Halloween one. Yeah! All we need back now is our groups.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

How do you write about something when you don't know where to start?

We are having a reunion. We being Sue and Vicky and Scoti and Janet and me. It's been 40 years since we've all been together. I'm having trouble imagining this group of senior women sitting around a table when none of us are young anymore. And yet, we've started corresponding by email and apparently all still like each other.

I guess my confusion comes from the memory of all of us in high school being boy crazy and wondering what the future would bring. The future has come and gone, we've all gone our own ways. This reunion comes out of the blue and with it, all the insecurities that I had way back when. I find it interesting that those feelings are still there although I haven't felt that way in a very long time.

What ties us together? If has to be more than just being friends in high school. I think that it's because these people know the real me. They know the person I was before all the layers of growing up obscured the purer soul that I was as a kid. For I really believe that none of us change deep down inside. Forty years later, we are going to get together. While we have aged and formed different opinions, we are not meeting those strangers who have changed so much through the years but the ones we knew so long ago.

That is the draw of a reunion. And now that I have written this all down, I know what I want to write about. All I have to do is come up with a title for Helium. That's even harder than trying to figure out what to write. They always reject my titles.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Just when I think I'll make ends meet, they move the ends

This is my new favorite saying, just stolen from someone on the message board. I don't know who the quote belongs to (I could look it up, but why?). It really sums up how I feel.

Guess I'll write today

Helium beta system is still down and we're having to resort to Facebook to communicate. There is a vintage trailer rally coming up that I want to go to but money is tight. I think I will make a deal with Gary and make enough to cover the trip if we have enough to upfront the money. So much for the lofty goals, now I want something. I just might do better with a physical goal than some cerebral goal that is harder to achieve. I still would like to get to 300 non-creative writing titles to keep the 4th blue star. OK, I'm going to work.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Computer glitches

This is the 3rd day that the beta portion of Helium is down. It's annoying but it's also making my Squidoo lenses less effective. I have my how-to guides from Helium tied into them. Since they are part of the beta system, anyone checking them gets an error message.

I should be writing articles but they are not as much fun as the how-to guides. OH well, guess I'll go write something.