When I’m Calling You-ou-ou

Not gonna happen.  <ROTFL>

Today, an aside from the regular writing/editing or Triple Threat Investigation Agency post.  . . . Or, could be, I just want to avoid thinking about—and disclosing—all the things that need doing re “Forever Poi”.  Like getting it done.

Confession: I can’t stand talking on the phone.  I will avoid answering the blasted thing, tell it to go away, curse it, tuck it in a drawer when not at work (and sometimes even then), and fire off damaging laser beams at it with a wrathful gaze.

I make promises to call people, and at the time I make the pledge, I truly do mean (and expect) to do so.  Then, something—chores, Mom, email perusal, a newly realized task—throws a wrench in the works, er, promise, er . . . .

Fact: it’s not that I don’t want to talk to people, it’s that I don’t want to talk.  Period.  I’m simply not a chatterer.  Or maybe it’s that I feel I don’t have anything interesting to share.  And it’s not that I don’t want to hear all the wonderful things everyone’s up to, it’s that I . . . simply put . . . hate the phone.

Must be the writer in me.  I’d rather type a 100 emails than spend two minutes on the blower, as they used to call it.  In an email, you can create a mood, edit repeatedly before replying, get creative/fancy or keep it simple, state that all’s hunky-dory even if it’s not.  On the phone, voice and tone betray disposition and attitude unless, of course, one’s a stellar actor.

Why am I revealing this little quirk?  Guilt, I guess.  I was supposed to phone someone Saturday, but come the agreed-to time, I simply couldn’t get my fingers to comply, but then, there was some vacuuming that was crying out to be done.   (Honestly, I think visiting a dental surgeon would be easier, if not more enjoyable.)

Funny, huh?  I suppose we all have our idiosyncrasies.  <LOL>

On that note, my friends, feel free to email or message me as often as you like.  I’ll [very] happily reply.

Author: tylerus

I'm primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (I enjoy playing detective and developing structure). My fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. My genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction. So-o, here I am, staring up a new blog for aspiring and established e-Book writers. The plan: to share the (long) journey of getting to this stage, and share "learnings" and "teachings". There's a lot I hope to accomplish with this blog, but it may be a while before that happens as there's a lot on the ol' plate - taking care of Mom, working full-time, and attempting to get another book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series written (never mind blog postings and other writing projects). It's very challenging and it's all good. As I like to say: teeny focused baby steps are just as effective as long forceful strides. It may take a little longer, but we will get there.

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