Wacky Writing Weekend Wingding Wrangling Words

Fascinating, as Mr. Spock was wont to say. null

That’s twice this week I’ve quoted Spock. Maybe I’m going Vulcan.

The first time was in reply a rather well known online journalist with whom I’ve been corresponding of late. She enjoyed my style and suggested I write and submit an article for publication in a more mainstream online magazine. She dismissed my doubts that I’m not qualified to write for general consumption (no academic credentials, brain damaged) peremptorily so when she also pointed out that wider exposure to my writing might just be a good thing for increasing awareness of my cause, I, like Spock, replied that it sounded flawlessly logical.

What can I say? I spent most of Saturday night writing and much of last night proofing and polishing a piece that I just submitted this morning.

I’m feeling kind of surreal here…if you’ve done any writing for public consumption, you know you tend to keep picking at it after you thought you were done making it into a finished product. Change a word or a whole phrase here, delete a redundant line there…pick, pick, pick. I can’t speak for anyone else, but after a while I start wondering if I’m lessening the piece with my continued prodding and massaging. Was it just okay but I’m making it better? Was it actually pretty good but I’m making myself look stupid instead of clever?

As I thought about all this, my hand reached out and hit the ‘send’ button. I do hate a coward, and I was being one. If it was good to begin with, the editor in chief will like it and we’ll go from there. If it sucks, they’ll thank me politely and wish me luck in any future endeavors.

As the saying goes, ‘the perfect is the enemy of the good,’ so if it was all right to begin with, further monkeying with it in an effort to improve it was a waste of time at best.

I guess I’ll just have to wait and see. Even if it’s rejected, this could be the start of a whole new adventure. Faaaaaaascinating.

Hey, what’s the worst that can happen, anyway?

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About Glenn Horowitz

I'm a 20 year civil courier pilot, retired by multiple sclerosis. From summer of 2011 until December 2013 my efforts went mostly to my first blog, Get Glenn Mobile, to raise the funds needed to convert my Honda Element for wheelchair access and end my virtual housebound confinement. This was realized just after Christmas 2013 when I was able to acquire a superb X-WAV Element, already modified for my use. Though the original goal wasn't met, what was raised, plus my Honda, plus the proceeds of the sale from my mother's car were enough to make it happen. It's an amazing story in itself! Now, after my release from homebound prison, I can augment the journalistic work I'm doing for the American Daily Herald by getting out in public, talking with people, perhaps even getting some media attention to explain why someone as disabled as I am knows these unfunded entitlement programs like Social Security and its 'disability insurance' are bogus and do more harm than good, and in fact why the whole welfare/warfare state is contrived to keep the gravy train rolling for those who benefit while they drain our resources and eat out our substance. Why 'public education' is really public INDOCTRINATION that's become a meat grinder destroying our youth and our future. Why the fiat currency foisted on us by the Federal Reserve for a hundred years has destroyed the dollar and will without doubt cause its collapse. On and on the list goes, and I want to talk with the world about these vital matters. Please visit my new blog, 'Liberty On Wheels' at http://libertyonwheels.com/ if you're interested in learning more!

Posted on October 3, 2011, in General Stuff. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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