Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Step Four

Hi. My name is Matthew and I'm a blogaholic.

I love bloggers. Nothing makes me feel better than introducing a friend to a blog I enjoy reading that they might not have found otherwise.

It's like a big fat crack rock.

Today I am on Step Four.

I'm making a searching and fearless moral inventory of myself.

- At first I thought I was such a great writer I would barely need to revise. I've since learned better.
- At first I thought I was bad ass enough that I could do it alone. I can't.
- At first I though literary agents were legendary creatures of might and hubris, inspiring fear and servitude. I've since learned that some of them are human.
- At first I thought that no one would read my blog, that no one would care. I've now learned that this community of writers is made up of the most amazing people I could ever imagine.
- Getting published is important enough to me spend years working toward it if necessary. I believe in myself and I will not give up.

Soon I may share about Step Five.

Disclaimer: This post is satirical. It is not meant to offend anyone, or to belittle the integrity of 12 Step Programs anywhere, which have saved countless lives since their inception.

33 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

Never give up Matthew! Thanks for this series...looking forward to the next step :D

Jaydee Morgan said...

I'm enjoying these steps as well :) And like yourself, I always thought I could do it alone - I was wrong too.

Emily White said...

Oh boy. You pretty much summed up my experience in a nutshell.

I must agree with the two ladies ahead of me. This series has been quite enjoyable to read! :D

Vicki Rocho said...

Awesome! And true for all of us, I think!

Piedmont Writer said...

Hi, My name is Anne and I'm a blogoholic. Nice to meet you.

Justine Dell said...

Can we have weekly meetings? I think I'm going through withdraw!!!

~JD

Alissa said...

Step 4 is spot on. Looking forward wo step 5.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Yay to never giving up.

I'm with you and Jaydee, I thought I could do this alone - glad I woke up and realised the awesome that's out there :)

Christina Lee said...

-two years ago I thought I'd meet just a couple of other bloggers with similar interests/topics. But their are literally hundreds (maybe thousands) and suddenly I am lost in the current that is bloggyland, just struggling to keep afloat.
Okay that's too dramatic, I am not struggling--it was just necessary to change my persepective and grab hold of a piece of dry land for myself!

Falen (Sarah) said...

Ha! Crack Rock FTW!

C.E. said...

I totally agree on all that! Get out of my head! Though agents and publishers still seem like magical, intimidating beings.

Tere Kirkland said...

It's like you just read my mind...

Seriously, one of the best things about blogging, for me, is the validation that so many others feel the same way I do, and are experiencing the same trials.

Great post!

LTM said...

omg--lol! I clicked the link to your blog on my reader, and as it was loading I walked away... came back and my eye hit "big fat crack..."

Me: Whoa, Matt! What tha???

LOL!!! :D you goof! of course you can't quit now. You won that WiDo thingie over at Karen's. (I know, you were like first runner up or something.) Still, BIG props~ :o)

Candyland said...

You continue to be the Timmiest of Times, Tim. Don't give up or Candyland (Beth) will punch you in the ear.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Awesome, so true. I'm looking forward to step 5 myself.

Melissa Gill said...

Love these steps! I can't wait to see all of them. This is so true. It's great to know there are so many people out there with the same addiction.

Samantha Vérant said...

Would it be bad if I said I did all 12 blogging steps? And then I fell back down again? I'm wondering if we should form a group...

BlogaholicsAnonymous

Samantha Vérant said...

Would it be bad if I said I did all 12 blogging steps? And then I fell back down again? I'm wondering if we should form a group...

BlogaholicsAnonymous

Talli Roland said...

I really think they do need a Blogaholics club! I'd SO be in it.

Lenny Lee! said...

hi mr matthew! those are pretty cool steps for sure. mostly i like how you said your not ever gonna give up.
...smiles from lenny

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

"Some" agents are human? What are the rest?

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Never surrender! Never give up!

Also: you are bad ass. But who wants to do it alone? :)

Jessica Carmen Bell said...

Is it that I'm Australian that I'm not familiar with "It's like a big fat crack rock." Because in my neck of the woods 'big fat crack' would be referring to a really wide arse hole .... hmmm ... LOL

Ted Cross said...

That's a wonderful list, and it hits home with me.

DEZMOND said...

I have a sense that the love between you and blogers is mutual :)

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Step four is totally awesome. And never give up on something you so clearly are passionate about.

Robert Guthrie said...

Believing in ourselves, that's the power.

Erin Kane Spock said...

Awesome post. So does this mean you are eventually going to realize you don't need blogging in your life and cut it out cold turkey?

Just for fun, you should check out super-crack from Frankenhooker.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099611/

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great post Matthew. I can totally relate. Can't wait to read the next steps. Maybe link to the older steps in case we missed one.

Jemi Fraser said...

Here's to never giving up! We'll always keep working :)

Bish Denham said...

Great post Matt!

Old Kitty said...

"big fat crack rock" - I got tongue tied reading this! LOL!

Step four is quite sweet! Awww!

Take care
x

Hannah Kincade said...

Hi Matt! Welcome! Muhaha!