I love writing my Aging Monday-Wednesday-Friday blog. Some of the posts come quickly to me. Other times, I can dab around for hours and still stay unsatisfied with the result.
I only pass on to my editor, Jenni, those that I feel are worthy to send out to you. She edits them and removes a lot of my weird thoughts and made-up words. In kindness, she lets a few slip through, just to keep my confidence up.
It doesn’t stop there. Jenni brings two other folks from our staff to review each blog post. Often, we do four or five stories at a time. I’ve never figured out the percentage that make it through the reviews, but I score relatively high.
The real test is the response I receive from readers. Often, you write back with little stories that put mine to shame. I thank each of you who read my blog, and an extra thanks goes out to those who write a note back to me.
I share this because something has happened over the last week. I’ve written seven blog posts. I haven’t liked any of them. A few of them really suck.
After several years, I may have run out of material. After all, I’ve led a pretty average life. Perhaps I’ve stretched my aging process as far as it can go.
I don’t plan to send you anything I don’t personally appreciate (even before it goes to my tough editing team).
I’ll try again next week.