Things Got Totally Switched Up On Me This Week…

How’s your Wednesday?

A couple of things happened that sparked that title, and this post.

1. I found out that our Sunday paper last week had no comics in it. So no Dilbert, Zits, Frazz, or any of that for me. Bummer. There are a few things in life that help me realize I can make it through. The comics are at the bottom of that list–it’s a short list. So it’s one less thing that gives me a laugh, and helps me out.

2. The Sunday paper had one crossword puzzle instead of three. I know, maybe I got spoiled or something. Maybe we’re being cut out because of our region, or what-have-ya. And I don’t use crosswords only to exercise my brain (you can find out a cool thing to do with the puzzles to help your writing and marketing here).

But I did get to read about the Food Network chef Guy Fieri. So the Sunday paper had great redeeming qualities.

3. American Idol’s finale show was last night (instead of tonight). That threw me for a loop. I enjoyed it, though. Three songs from Jena, three from Caleb. Which means that the results will be a day old by the time Fab Fiction Friday rolls around, but hey, that’s fine with me–it’s when I plan to write about why I watch Idol (make sure to drop by–maybe it’s the reason you watch it too!)

But a Wednesday results show for Idol means it’s all over tonight.

The confetti drops. The crowd cheers.

Time to move on.

And then I thought of something…

This applies to a lot more than American Idol or comics…

I’ve had people who I thought would become clients just disappear. Poof. Not much you can do–if they ignore your follow-up efforts. Maybe they’re busy or you got lost in the pile.

You move on.

Or stories that I thought were awesome get sent back with a rejection email. (This is a bit different–maybe the story wasn’t as strong as it should have been). But, it could just be the case of The Editor Who Didn’t Like Your Submission (and it feels better if they do say “it’s great, but just not for us”).

You dust off the story and yourself, and move ahead.

A cousin of mine is going to be graduating from high school this year. And Ben and Alexandra (I wrote about Ben here) have officially graduated from college.

How’s that for adjusting, and moving on? Whole lives are going to change. Worlds of possibilities are going to open–maybe they already have.

High school and college graduates the country over are going to be executing plans (or rushing to make some), after all.

Have you had something you needed to adjust to (or from)? Big, little, medium, it doesn’t matter. Change IMPACTS. Drop me a line in the comments and let me know.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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