Monday, June 04, 2007

So exciting you'll laugh, you'll cry. Oh, wait, that was me.

So...what's the exciting news I mentioned yesterday?

Well, remember how I've been trying to find a writing group with no luck?

And then how I asked some people if they wanted to start one and they never answered me?

I got tired of that b.s. so I put out an ad and a few people answered. I sent notes to a few people and one of those people answered.

The result?

I started a writing group! And the first meeting was tonight!

I was nervous, anxious and excited to meet new people and to finally have someone to talk to about writing. A little worried as always that they wouldn't like my stories (remember class workshops) or that they wouldn't like me.

And there I sat looking around the room trying to find my fellow writers I had yet to meet and one that I hadn't seen in a while. I was proud of myself that I hadn't sat around and waited for some else to start a group or to be invited to one or to hope that someone would answer my request. I had taken action and it had worked.

So I sat there waiting for them to arrive...

...for a whole hour before no one showed up.

There I was with a drink I had only bought so I could sit in the cafe with my writing group, with a stack of copies of my stories, with my spirit crushed, watching the rain fall outside, completely bummed.

So much for exciting. See why I didn't say anything. I knew if I got my hopes up I would jinx myself.

Maybe more people will answer my ad. There's always next week, I guess.

3 comments:

tiffany said...

i like to write! i also like people!
maybe i could come sometimes!

jenni said...

Oh dear! What a bunch of jerks!

On the upshot, I loved the way you wrote this entry. I was completely riveted thinking "and then what? oh no! wait... oh!" So see, something good did come out of it.

D.B. Echo said...

One of these days I might show up at your group. I might bring my mom along so she could shop for size 7 1/2 SAS shoes. And then afterwards we can all head up to tiffany's bar for a drink!