On deck for the next #mywritingprocess Blog Tour

Coming to a blog near you! (Unless we break down)
Coming to a blog near you! (Unless we break down)
Welcome to a special post-Easter edition of Ned’s Blog. For those who have been directed here by Ross Murray at Drinking Tips for Teens as part of the #mywritingprocess blog tour, thanks for coming. Hopefully it wasn’t for the refreshments because, regardless of what Ross might’ve told you, I stopped offering them after I found a red wine stain on my blog. In addition to those following the tour, I realize there are still others who may have stumbled onto this blog like last year’s overlooked Easter egg; understandably, you are confused and a bit hesitant to know what’s inside.

I should explain that my part of the #mywritingprocess blog tour, including answers to the four poignant questions posed so poignantly to each poignant blogger (such as “Do you think vocabulary is important?), isn’t scheduled to be posted until May 2. This allows the wisdom of the previous blogger — or in this case, what Ross said — to ferment like a fine Muscat before, eventually, someone breaks into a rendition of “Muscat Love” and, indeed, it is time to move on to the next bloggers on the tour.

So I hope you will visit again next week when I, along with Nic DiDomizio of The Nicolas Blog and Bill Pearse of Pinklightsabre’s Blog will be next on the tour. I’d like to thank Ross for inviting me to participate. If you haven’t already, visit his #mywritingprocess post which, as always, is insightful, entertaining and, as Nic would say, “will make your day less shitty.”

His words, not mine. (But I’m having T-shirts made anyway.)

In the meantime, for those who came here actually expecting to find something thoughtful on writing, here’s a link to a post about one of my biggest writing mistakes (not including that week I thought I wanted to be a cage fighter): One of the biggest mistakes of my life? That time I quite writing

You are welcome here any time. You don’t even have to call first. But I walk around naked when the kids aren’t here, so you might want to call anyway…

(Ned Hickson is a syndicated columnist with News Media Corporation. His first book, Humor at the Speed of Life, is available from Port Hole Publications, Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.)

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

30 thoughts on “On deck for the next #mywritingprocess Blog Tour”

  1. I was planning to show up here today, anyway, just so I could be first in line for next week! I brought a cooler full of orange Nehi and beanie weenies, a sleeping bag, and a Walkman the size of a 1957 Pontiac. 😀

  2. Hmmm. Was quitting writing really a “mistake”? Could you have gotten through your personal issues while continuing to write? And you did come back when your situation stabilized. I guess what I’m asking is: Is it possible to write your way through tough times?

    1. “Could you have gotten through your personal issues while continuing to write?”

      You made me laugh because writing really is my personal issue, so no, I could never get through personal issues without writing. Is there supposed to be a difference? 🙂

    2. Good question, Paul. I think it depends on the person. For me, I needed that time to just be a Dad and get my kids into a comfortable place emotionally as we established the “new normal.” Even though I joke a lot, my writing comes from the heart. At that point, my heart was on auto pilot.

  3. I fully support the T-shirt idea! I myself think I’m going to have beanies and maybe some limited edition glowsticks made as well.

  4. I participated in this blog tour a little while ago, not realizing it was broader than the Northern Virginia Writers Club because, well, once you’ve reached the zenith of NVWC, what else is there? Anyway, I appreciated this because I always love to know who humor writers are reading. That’s not the easiest nut to crack in the blogging world, so thanks for the links to these writers.

    1. So you’re telling me my goal of triumphantly reaching the NVWC through this tour is a pipe dream?!? Oh well, there’s always South Dakota…

      Seriously, I know what you mean and am glad to pass those links along. Especially Ross Murray, who is one of my favorites. And not just because he sent me a can of real maple syrup from Canada. Although it didn’t hurt.

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