Saturday, March 10, 2012


--Writing on Friday, my words just flowed. I felt like a real writer, staying in my robe until 2:00 p.m. just reading posts and writing a post for Friday and then for today since I'm going out of town until Monday. I will write Sunday, too, however--I hope with no trouble. If the other Ruth can post from a phone on a bus , I can post anywhere. I was happy with my writing, and all was well with the world.
--About 11:30 last night, I discovered I shouldn't have published until today because since my title is not in my URL address, the comment section of Two Writing Teachers just took my next post to be read. So some of you read my blog twice in one day--sorry. This no title thing has occurred since I went to the new Blogger. Should I just post it in today's comments "again?"
--So what to do?
--What if readers think I'm cheating? I couldn't fall asleep. My husband asked me, "Now what is it?" He knows I worry in bed. (Dr. Oz on Tuesday is going to talk about waking up and worrying--gotta see that!) I told him my dilemma, and I know he was relieved when the problem wasn't him this time, or that I had no bad news to deliver. Glad one of us can sleep.
--I've gone back to the old Blogger to post this frustration this morning, so I will have a title and a new post--let's hope! I have a question into the Help desk but haven't received an answer yet. However, I cannot get the old Blogger to produce double spacing where I want it. I asked for Blogger help, and their suggestion worked the first time and no more after that. I love the new Blogger because it has so many more options.
--So, my frustrations end for now. I wouldn't be a real writer if I didn't have frustrations about my writing now and then, would I?


  1. Oh yeah, been there - done that. I hate the head that won't turn off so I can go to sleep. I enjoyed your post, because every once in awhile it's nice to know we are not alone. I hope your next post goes more smoothly.

  2. Isn't it funny how just when we think we have things figured out we get reminded that we still have a way to go. That's tthe story of my life, and you described what you are thinking so well thatI could relate perfectly to your situation. Keep on being a real writer!

  3. Tam, you are a real writer! You do a marvelous job! I do know where you are coming from however! I do this too. I wake up in the middle of the night and I can't shut off my brain. I think about everything! Over and over! We have to get together one of these days and talk! Thanks for sharing! Happy Slicing! :)

  4. Just think how much smoother our lives would be if we didn't worry! I wake up in the middle of night worried about something I forgot to do. Loved how your shared your frustration.

    First Grade Delight

  5. It made me laugh when your husband was relieved he was not the cause of your sleeplessness. It's not the writer (you) who has difficulties, but the technology that is making you crazy. I hope you can get resolution, because I look for you every day.

  6. Only technology people don't get frustrated (or may be they do) when tech doesn't function the way we want it. We all worry and we all feel relieved when we find out that the problem is not about us. Not everyone is brave to write about it. If you find out what to do with the waking up at night, let us know too.
    I hope that you had a great weekend out of town.

  7. So frustrating when things don't go the way you've planned. I'm glad you shared your sleeplessness. I wake up too about stuff. You wrote this with real tension in it, what to do, what to do, even in the talking to your husband. I have found blogger to be helpful, so maybe by now you've worked it all out. Keep writing; I love your slices!