Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's Not Death

The big D word is not tangible. It is not death, divorce or devil. No. Many people say it does not exist, but those who must confront it or struggle with it, know how damaging it can be. OK, just get to the point. Recent... 

I stopped there. A year ago, I started this blog post, but I did not write the essence of the story. I should have expressed exactly what I wanted to say instead of trying to make someone do my work. Now, as people say, "The joke is on me."

I now do not know what I wanted to say because I focused on useless words. Journalists put the right words at the beginning of their work because it is important to hold readers, not puzzle them. I need to reevaluate my writing. 

What is the D word? I have reread the first paragraph and I think I know what I wanted to say. Can you guess the D word?

31 comments:

  1. Maybe is it doubt? The one you have on your own writing which is really good for me :) Hugs PEaches! xo

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  2. Doubt is sure a big one, have to go with that too

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  3. I agree with the other commenters... doubt is a real concern for us writers...

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  4. I think you're onto something. Sometimes I do think more about finding impressive words, rather than just telling what I want to say.

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    1. True, but it was foolish of me for not writing down all my thoughts.

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  5. For me it's divorce because I went through it. I don't know what it would be for you.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. A big one, but not the word I wanted to write.

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    1. Funny, funny, Susie. Yeah, I like my dollar menu but this time, Mickey D is excluded.

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  7. I like all the comments. No answer yet.

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  8. Reading the first paragraph...makes me think of being depressed. Not a big leap when one is struggling to get the pictures and thoughts in their heads onto paper. Using words to paint the scene. Takes a lot of practice to unlock those words.

    I look writing like I do painting. Getting the right perspective, creating the right mood, shading in the outline to give it substance and sometimes going back and adding bolder colors. It's fiddling around until the picture I've created more closely matches what's in my head and being a perfectionist, it never comes out perfect. Still, each attempt brings me closer. :-)

    Keep going!

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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    1. You nailed it, Sia. I do the same. This method is not wrong. I just can't leave a thought hanging for a year. Anything could have happened. I could have lost all my memory and no one would ever know what I wanted to say. (Hope that never happen).

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  9. Direction? Where to go with your writing.
    Other than this, the other D word that makes a big impact on so many of us is depression.

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    1. No, Joy. I took the wrong direction when I left my thoughts hanging.

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  10. My guess is depression, for one thing I do struggle with it as do so many others, and depression is a mental illness and there is a stigma about mental illness which I am hoping with time will dissipate.

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  11. My guess is depression, for one thing I do struggle with it as do so many others, and depression is a mental illness and there is a stigma about mental illness which I am hoping with time will dissipate.

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  12. My immediate thought was depression. By the way, Peaches, I liked how you started that D post! It pulled me in and made me want to find out what the word was. A perfect hook! Have a good one!

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  13. My guesses are doubt, depression, and dementia.

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  14. My guesses are doubt, depression, and dementia.

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  15. Doubt seems likely, but depression just as much so.

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    1. Diane, it is depression. Thanks for guessing.

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