Critique, Doubt, Group, Life, Writing

Virtual reality and other facts of life

It’s a soup day, a collection of thoughts, but only one about writing.

For most of my life, so far, I lived in Indiana where winters are cold. Really cold. Now I live in California and I’ve been here long enough to acclimate, so the mercury doesn’t have  to drop too low to make me shiver. It rained Monday morning and then the temperature plummeted. Tuesday morning was cold. Really cold. Our car doors were almost frozen shut and we had to scrape the windows. And look at the photo I took near my front door! Frost-limned roses are just wrong, people.


Speaking of cold things. I had to stop the snowfall on my blog. It kept freezing my browser (Firefox 3.5.5) and I figured it might do the same to someone else.  My Christmas tree banner is safe, though.

An excellent thing also happened on Tuesday morning. I’m a huge fan of the TV series LOST, and I received an email from Amazon informing me of a Gold Box deal I couldn’t resist. I bought seasons 1-5 on Blu-Ray for only $109! I called my husband and told him what “he” just bought me for Christmas. 😀 I shall be suffering from LOST overdose very soon.

What I’m suffering from right now is lack of reality … in my writing life, that is. Having family here for the holidays will distract me, but then what? I need a place where I can regularly interact with other writers in a this is me and this is my writing, warts and typos and all kind of way. I’m not sure such a flesh and blood group is available to me, but I’m mulling over the idea of a private virtual one. Isn’t that ironic?

Write on!

33 thoughts on “Virtual reality and other facts of life”

  1. I think it is simply human to need more reality in our writing. We all do our writing inside an atelier or an office, but we are writing alone most of the time.

    It is helpful to share some of our works virtually but it is also important to share feeling with differents groups: writers, readers, etc.

    Blogging is excellent for sharing with everyone some kind of our idea, but I think it’s should be also interesting to have some feeling from other writers and readers to.

    I hope you will find a writers ateliers near your home. It would be nice if a private blog lead to this sharing experience.

    Thanks for the soup!


    1. Thanks for commenting, Mireille. It’s nice to think how many writers I’ve met through blogging. We’ve developed a little community, haven’t we? Just having lunch with another writer yesterday reinforced my desire for more exchange of thoughts with others.


    1. I’m sure LOST is not to everyone’s taste, but do try it. You know, I picked up that particular rose from a sale table and it was in sad shape. It recovered and really took off growing. And after two days of frost, it looks none the worse. Quite a trooper.


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