Thursday, December 27, 2007

Aw, Fudge

As someone who has a competitive nature, I hate to run into road blocks... especially when they come courtesy of my own mind.

I've been working on some projects and there's one that has come together, but in a thoroughly disappointing way. I mean, it's just not good. Really not good.

It's a type of writing I don't typically do... and I've never marketed my services for it, but a long-time client requested something a little different. And so I delivered. Sorta.

The problem isn't the money issue. (Can you say "Freebie?") I don't give a doggone flibbity flubber about lucre in this instance.

It's the fact that I hit a wall so high and so wide... and I can't find the freakin' door or even a small crack in the foundation through which I can slip. That's driving me nuts.

It makes me want to shout naughty words out my window:

"Cruddly pinking sheers!"

(I don't swear much anymore... can you tell I'm out of practice?)

3 comments:

Ello said...

Cruddly pinking sheers!
Ha! I'm keeping that for the books! What an awesome curse.

Sorry about the wall. I'm sure you will overcome it!

Happy new year!

The Quoibler said...

Ello:

Use it with glee! :) Kids love made-up swear words. And they kind of help you "let go" of the pissiness. (Is that a word? Who cares! I love it.)

Thanks for the positive thoughts.

Happy new year to you, too!

Angelique

Mary Witzl said...

I once had to rewrite a 155-page paper on mineral assemblages. In my worst nightmares, I sometimes go back to that time. When I did it, there was no one around better qualified who could do it instead. As the one-eyed man, I got to be king, but it was still horrible.

After that, I had a short-term job as copy-writer and rewriter of copy generated by Japanese copywriters only somewhat literate in English. Again, I recall the work I did with a creeping sensation and great shame: it seriously stank. So I think I know how you feel, and from one reluctant writer forced to travel out of her comfort zone, I salute you. Soon it will be over and you will be the better writer for having done it.

Plus, you get to tell everybody the story. Win-win, but after the fact.