Spontaneous — who, me?

My friend JavaQueen does a lot of “randomness” posts. Sort of a stream-of-consciousness approach. It’s easy to read — just little snippets of different things flying at you. Milkshakes, bad hair day, and whether to correct the spelling of comments, all in one post. That sort of thing.

It’s a great approach and I intend to try it. It could be a disaster. JQ, you see, has a gift for off-beat topics, abrupt mood changes, and unexpected LOL-ness. Like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates — “you never know what you’re gonna get.” (Of course, this could be because she has a L-I-F-E.)

I’ve never been accused of being spontaneous or doing the unexpected … either in life or in my work. Rigid, intense, controlled, analytical … I’ve heard that a lot. It worked for me professionally. Socially and personally, not so much.

I try to write spontaneously, but even as the words hit the page, er, screen, the editor in me starts analyzing and revising. Write a paragraph without stopping to correct or change something? Doubt I could do it. Let errors in comments go by? It’s tough. It’s my job used to be my job to correct stuff like that. Now I grit my teeth and let it go … most of the time. It’s someone else’s writing, after all. Let them own it.

Okay, randomness to come … after I’ve had time to think about it and figure out what to say. Oops. 🙁

2 thoughts on “Spontaneous — who, me?

  1. Ah, that’s what I like to call “mental potpourri.” Just wander from idea to idea. There’s no law saying you can’t go back and make it grammatically correct, though. Personally, I’d love to see an entry like that by you.
    “Be careful what you wish for … “

  2. Oh, how wonderful! I just saw this last today and was happy that you posted about porch lights, the taste of Denver, and guns- I thought as I was reading that, “Wow, this is great, I’ve never gotten this much personal info from PT” and this must be why!

    I’m smiling from ear to ear. I enjoyed all the posts you dished out today, especially the mental potpourri! thanks PT30, you are awesome!

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