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  •  I'm very patient (9+ / 0-)

    You'll find the right time. Grief is tough -- I still get resentful end of January around the time of my mom's death because she died before I turned 50, and she got to see all my siblings hit that milestone. (Being 6 years younger than my closest sibling makes me feel a bit like an afterthought at times.)

    I think most of my diaries fall into the "Diary me!" category -- I see something that piques my interest and figure that someone else might have a similar interest, or I have a visceral reaction to a story or a comment by a public figure and have to rant a bit. I think more of my diaries fall into the latter (rant) category, just because of society's general stupidity these days.

    I'm not all that good at all at planning -- I'm more of a sit at the computer and pour out my soul sort of thing. The only diaries I've planned have been the ones for WYFP, and that's because they have to come out on a specific schedule so it's more of a "motivate or die" sort of thing.

    Great topic tonight -- I think it's good practice for anyone wanting to dip their toe into writing diaries (or any other writing for that matter).

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 07:36:49 PM PST

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