Monday, November 07, 2005

Be gone irritating voice in my head!

Ugh - There's this person who lives inside of me who simply does not know when to keep his mouth shut. Don't ask me why I think this person is male. It's probably gender discrimination because I always listen to the girl who tells me about the yummy coffee cake sitting in the kitchen.

But this guy - I think I'll name him Edgar (if MIM can name her pimples, I can name the annoying voices in my head). Anyway, Edgar comes around whenever I'm trying to do something creative and says stuff like "People are going to HATE this. It makes no sense at all. It's drivel. I think you should stop. Let's watch TV." I hate him. Sometimes I can drown him out with music but beer is usually more effective, albeit more fattening. Edgar likes to sleep, though. That's why I can write at 3:00 a.m. without having to hear his constant criticism. But I can't keep that up for long. I like sleep, too.

I'm trying to follow the Nanowrimo idea of just getting something down on paper, no matter how bad it is and then going back to revise and make it better. Maybe what I need is more practice ignoring Edgar and his all-consuming need to watch reruns of Law & Order. I need willpower! Mental toughness! Cookie dough! (Oops, did I say that out loud?)

4 comments:

Walter said...

cookie dough is always a good thing, and a source of inspiration.

MIM said...

We all have an Edgar. Let me know when you've figured out how to get him to shut up. Jerk.

(BTW, I LIKED your story!!)

landismom said...

My Edgar prefers CSI reruns, but he's definitely sitting on the couch fighting for the remote, rather than doing any productive work.

Jessica said...

Walter - I do love cookie dough but I try to stay away. It's one of those things - once I start, I can't stop!

MIM - You'll be the first to know. I'm glad you liked the story. I was worried that maybe you stopped commenting on the blog because you hated the story and didn't know how to tell me! Notice how I make everything about me . . .

Landismom - Lately Edgar has been into Without A Trace reruns, too. He's getting lazier!