Elves in close-up
Originally uploaded by Mellicious.
I always wonder a little about all the people who complain about how hard it is to write holidailies entries every day - often they don't seem to be complaining about making the time (which is usually my problem) but about coming up with topics. And that has just never been my problem. Most of the time, I start typing, and something will come out. It may not be great writing - hell, it may barely even have a topic at all, but it's there. (Now on the other hand if you tell me that it's something I'm going to really be judged on - and Holidailies readers don't count, to me - then I might freeze up, but just you guys? No problem.)
(Holidailies readers only pick out the "exceptional" entries, you see. I'm not really especially worried about writing exceptional entries, in general, so the fact that I'm just one of the pack is not particularly an insult, in my mind. As long as you're not telling me how much my entry sucks, I'm ok with that.) (And for that matter, since I'm a reader I don't think I'm eligible to be picked for Best of Holidailies anyway, even if I was to accidentally write something exceptional.)
However, I have to admit that the slog of "you must write every day" is wearing on me a tiny bit. And of course, I don't really have to, but I feel like I have to, so it's the same thing, isn't it? (Why do I feel like I have to for Holidailies when I didn't for NaBloPoMo? I have no idea.) I would really rather be playing GuildWars right now, but no, here I am. And as you can see from the picture, we have been having some fun in GuildWars. Even columbina was persuaded to imbibe of the elf potion.
(See? Entry. Pretty much a meta-entry about writing entries - and a screenshot for a bonus - but oh well.)