Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I'll be blogging at some point

Here's another xojane post from me. Have at it.

Also, for those who care, I had some technical difficulties (spilled water on my keyboard, once new keyboard arrived and I figured out how to work it, Blogger was messed up). And also a crisis of confidence initiated by a person who does not like my writing. Because, why believe any positive feedback when you can wholeheartedly agree with the negative?


  1. That's how I feel about tarot cards and fortune tellers - I think it's hooey when it's good stuff and totally believe it when its' bad news.

  2. I love your posts here and at xojane!

  3. Ummmm...not to sound like a suck up.

  4. Let me tell you a funny story, if I may..... When I was sixteen, I was an avid reader of Sassy Magazine, where you were writing at the time. I liked and admired you a whole heck of a lot, but at some point, you wrote something that offended me (honestly, I can't even remember what it was now), so I wrote this long scathing letter to you telling you how very awful you were to write such a thing. And you know what you did? You send the letter back to me with this note: "Dear Marianne, You're mean." and you signed it. And my respect and admiration for you grew a thousandfold (if that is a word). My letter was mean, and it was the perfect response to call me out on that.

    The thing is, your writing has always been honest. Sometimes a bit brutally honest, and sometimes people can't handle that, and so they choose to just think of that writer as the problem, instead of examining why they are having such a hard time with the writing.

    I'm glad you brushed off whoever it was that was being critical, and I love reading your writing now as much as I did then. Thanks for continuing to do it.

  5. Thanks for this comment. Marianne. I vaguely remember doing something like that, now that you mention it. I'm slightly horrified at myself.