Thursday, December 31, 2015

Over and Out*

Well folks, we're at the end of the year. I started out this year thinking that all I needed to do was surpass the number of blog posts from last year (and make it to 319 posts) but then something changed (we all know what that was, and I am not going to rehash the topic). And since I wasn't doing any REAL writing, I told myself that I'd try to blog each day. Well, it worked. I might have missed a day or two here or there, but for the better part of 2015, I wrote down a few thoughts (or borrowed a picture to help me convey my thoughts).

I don't have time to blog each day anymore. I need to keep the faith and believe that I will find more publishing success in the form of a short story or novel. I need to take the time to revise that short story and novel, and I won't do that by posting here each day.

When will I post? I'm not sure. I have so much in my head--all the time--and as I've said before, writing is a form of therapy for me. (I also recently said that writing was useful for me as a form of healing, too.) I expect that I can't just shut down my brain, but I also don't want to feel obligated to produce something here each and every day.

So let's leave it at this: I'll try to post a few times a week. If I manage more than that, wonderful. And if I go less than that? Well, I'm sorry. And if I miss you all? (Which I highly suspect that I will.) Then I'll go back to a more frequent blogging schedule. Because you guys are my lifeline. And I mean that. Thanks so much for reading.

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*We try to be accurate here, and as my friend S.B. House pointed out, "...with radio communication, over and out NEVER get said together. I know they do in the movies, and in general people say it that way, but they just don't work together. Over means that you are done talking, passing the transmission to them, and expect a reply. Out means that you are ending the transmission and there should be no reply." As I explained to her, I actually learned that somewhere long ago. I have no idea why or where I learned it because unlike S.B., I've never been in the army. However, when I wrote this post, I said to myself, the year is over, and I might be out of words for a while (or I might not). Hence the title of this post. I hope this explanation helps clarify everything.

2 comments:

S. B. House said...

Alright, so this is a bit of a pet peeve of mine (I worked communication when I was in the Army), I tried to resist saying something but found I couldn't. I don't expect you to do anything about it, I just find it compulsory to explain the contradiction in your title... with radio communication, over and out NEVER get said together. I know they do in the movies, and in general people say it that way, but they just don't work together. Over means that you are done talking, passing the transmission to them, and expect a reply. Out means that you are ending the transmission and there should be no reply. Thank you for hearing my rant, please feel free to ignore me and move on with the rest of your regularly scheduled life.

Christina said...

It's okay, Susanna. I'm not sure why I knew that, but I actually did and chose to use the terms anyway. (I think someone must have explained it to me at some point way back when. And I should have, at the end of the post, explained what you just did!) I always appreciate hearing from you, and now, I'll go back and put an asterisk on the title, and if you don't mind, I'll use your explanation.