Thursday, July 29, 2010


SOMEONE forgot that yesterday was Wednesday, so SOMEONE didn't post their regularly scheduled material. Something that SOMEONE never forgets. Oh, wait, yes...SOMEONE DOES.

So I totally let Wednesday slip by me. My apologies. It's probably because I didn't really have any ideas rolling around for my usual Writer Wednesday post, you know, the ones where I WOW you with all of my helpful writing information, like in this post and this one here. Wait, what? What do you mean they only prove that I'm not good at sticking with a schedule? Whatevs.

All I really have to say on this Writer Thursday (Yeah, I renamed it today. BECAUSE I CAN, that's why.) is that sometimes when reading around the writer's blogosphere (you know the one that holds all the other writers and agents and editors, oh my), I start to feel really small. Like how you feel when you stare up at the stars in the massive expanse of sky at night. Will I ever be noticed? Can people see me? Do I matter?

Just my melancholy thoughts for today. Maybe I need to stop listening to my Tori Amos station on Pandora. By the way, have you heard of Pandora? I always have it on when I'm writing and need inspiration. You just type in your fave artist or song, and it plays similar music for you. See? I have good stuff here people!!!

 Do you ever feel, I don't know, insignificant?


  1. We all have those kind of days. Hope today is smoother!!! :O)

  2. I just posted a response on another blog that asked "Do we matter?"

    I'm going to copy and paste my response here, but first: Oh heck yeah, I feel insignificant a lot. As a matter of fact Linda Formicelli (boy, I hope I spelled that right)just busted my excuse (Everyone else writes better than me) on her blog:

    Here's what I posted on another blog just about 15 minutes ago: We all matter. We don't need to be superstar's with our names in light for others to realize this. I think sometimes we matter just for putting a smile on someone's face for a brief moment. That may be all they need to get through the rest of their day. I know someone just holding a door or making a nice comment has perked up some of my days.

    We all matter. We just don't always get to see who we mattered most to each day.

    Sorry, I'm getting wordy. I've been away too long, LOL

  3. Yeah, Tori Amos will do that for you. I'm small, but my God is big and He lives in me. So that makes me big if I'm doing my math right. ;)
    ~ Wendy

  4. Yup. Far too often. It's hard not to with all those amazing writers and people out there! But we just keep taking those forward steps. It'll work in the end.

  5. I'm having too much fun with Pandora to comment! No, really -- sometimes I look at blog stats and feel that way, but then I get one comment from one mom who says, "Wow, that really helped me today" and it vanishes.

    You helped me with Pandora today, Beth!

  6. I can already tell I'm going to like reading this blog :)

  7. Oh, yep, I mean if you want to read this comment, but don't feel obligated to.....teehee.

  8. I went on a mission trip last week, and I felt very insignificant in God's whole plan because there was so much we could do to help the people in the community we visited, but didn't have enough time in one week. I definitely feel small when I think of the BIG picture.

  9. Hey Beth great blog! My wife Heather and I have been traveling for some time and insignificance is a constant when seeing how incredible the world is. I read a great book “The Art of Travel” by Alain De Botton and the author feels small from the middle of the Sinai to contrasting travels with the book of Job.

    Chapter VI: On the Sublime
    “Sublime places repeat in grand terms a lesson that ordinary life typically teaches viciously; that the universe is mightier than we are, that we are frail and temporary and have no alternative but to accept limitations on our will; that we must bow to necessities greater than ourselves…”

    A great chapter in a great book!