Sunday, October 11, 2009

Subject, subject, what's the subject...

So it's my turn to blog again and I have no single topic. There are lots of things I want to blog about this weekend but my mind just won't settle on one. It's not like I didn't have warning, my fellow scribe Lynn LaFleur has kindly set up a reminder on our yahoo group calendar for the more absent minded of us. Thank you Lynn! Speaking of that reminder... have I mentioned my love hate relationship with it? If I have my blog all planned out, then I am glad to see it and pat myself on the back every time it appears. Other times (and far more often) it appears when I am least expecting it and nags me like a disappointed mother right up to the last minute when I am still trying to think of a subject. Like this weekend.
So I am just going to tell you all about the things I wanted to mention. Some I feel very strongly about, some were just of personal significance.

My WIP. I have written 1000 plus words on it every day for a week when it's been months of no progress. Yay me! I just need to keep it going when I go back to work on Tuesday because work seems to suck all the creativity out of me and encourage procrastination.

RomantiCon. I wish I was there! Ellora's Cave held their first convention this weekend in Ohio and I can't wait to see the pictures and hear all about it!

X-Factor. If you are in the UK (or on Twitter) then you will know what I am going to say. SHAME on that judge for using that guy's sexuality to take away from a phenomenal performance. It doesn't matter if that's what you meant to do. At the time, that's what you did. If you want to look at it yourself go here:

Stephen Gately. 33 is too young to die, you will be missed. He was brave enough to come out as gay having been a member of one of the most popular boy bands in the UK. His band supported him by giving him a male partner in their music video despite risking their popularity. He was one of the first UK couples to have a civil partnership. It's testament to his character that in all the reports on the news today, not even the British press has anything bad to say about him. Hats off to you Mr Gately, may you rest in peace. My heart goes out to his husband, family and friends.

President Obama addressing the HRC. There are a LOT of strong opinions on this one and despite my own mixed feelings I still believe it was very a important speech.

The March For Equality. Suffice to say that if I were on the right side of the Atlantic I would be there to support the LGBT community. They are fighting for many of the things that I take for granted and it is time for a change.

So there you have it. The reasons I was unable to settle on a subject today. These are all issues that have had an effect me this weekend to varying degrees.
What about you?


RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for the post. Lots of things going on in the world. I am kicking back & relaxing with family & friends this weekend, for it is Thanksgiving here in Canada.
All the best,
PS - Congratulations on the consistent word count!

Cait Miller said...

Thanks for commenting and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tielle St. Clare said...

I totally understand the scrambled mind and having a multitude of topics zipping through your head. I watched the X-Factor performance and the judge's comment seemed rude and out of place. And I haven't heard/read the President's speech...only heard sound bites. Your blog got me thinking about lots of topics too! Have fun,

Gerard Collins said...

You've got a lot on your mind, Cait. I haven't seen X-Factor. Will have to check out the link.

Congrats on the progress with your writing!

I'm enjoying a rainy, dreary weekend because it's Thanksgiving. And I really have so much to be thankful for.

N.J.Walters said...

Ummm..I should have made sure I was signed into my Google account before I responded. LOL

Just in case you're wondering who the heck Gerard is. *g*

lissa said...

I so understand how hard it is to settle on a subject. I understand how the day job sucks the life, creative and otherwise, out of you (I used to have one of those).

YAY! on your word count! I need to up mine...A LOT!

I am struggling with a few story ideas, am enjoying the release of my EC book, loving the reader comments, making some new friends, and fighting some serious sleepiness.



Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

Blogging is a challenge! Coming up with a pithy comment or two can drain you.
Plus it is not fiction.
Or usually not.
On Obama's HR address, I caught some of this live the other night and all I can say is the man must eat his vitamins.
I have never seen one prez go to so much and have something pithy (!!!) to say each time.
Of course, he has speech writers...but still, it has to sound like his rhetorical style, doesn't it?
I need a blog ghost writer....

Lynn LaFleur said...

Nothing wrong with telling us what's on your mind, Cait. I, too, have times when things zip through my head so quickly, I can't sort them out. That's when I usually pick up a book (or e-reader) and lose myself for a while.

RomantiCon was incredible! I wish you could've been there with us Scribes too. Hopefully next year.

I lost total contact with the world while at RomantiCon, so will have to catch up over the next few days.