It’s 3:00am on Wednesday. I’m still awake writing an outline for my NaNoWriMo project, because at 46,000 words and still barely even half-way to complete resolution with some plot points that have barely even been touched on, I’ve realized that I’m trying to fit way too much into this book to a) write at all, and b) keep track of. Because this project is so personal to me, the idea of parsing it down is physically painful. I want to tell the whole story, but the whole story is too damn twisted and convoluted to make sense to anyone but me. So. Outline.
I decided I needed to take a break from the mind-numbing agony that is writing a plot outline (I never outline my plots–I’m very much a “seat-of-my-pants” writer). So, of course, I decide to check my Twitter, because obviously. I noticed I had notifications on my lifestyle blog account and switched over there to find a notification from that dusty bitch Allen at The Midnight Goose, linking me specifically to his latest blog post, titled “Battle of the Bloggers.”
Sounds like a fun time. I didn’t know what I expected. I never know what to expect from Allen. Maybe it was a shout-out to some of his favorite blogs (which it kind of was). I could use more blogs to follow, because I’ve magically figured out how to add another 10 hours to my day to read them all.
What I did not expect was an entire post dedicated to me and my obvious attempts to throw down with this motherfucker. Can you blame me, though? He’s trying to make me fat(ter) by sharing delicious hashbrown casserole recipes with me. Of course I’m going to get my revenge by demanding he bread and fry his left over mac and cheese before eating it.
Seriously, though, the post is a riot (because Allen and I are comedic geniuses, obviously) and also very sweet. Allen is one of my best blogger friends, has always been incredibly supportive of me and everyone, and is just a delight of a human being. I wouldn’t be blogging anymore–I probably wouldn’t even be writing at all–if I didn’t know he was in my corner rooting for me. He introduced me to an incredible community of bloggers and writers that I never could have found and connected with on my own.
If I ever gain any amount of success from this writing/blogging shit, I owe it to him. For real. He’s high-quality friend material. He’s also fucking hilarious, so if you don’t already follow him on The Midnight Goose, you should be!
Love ya, bish!