By Louise Ure
New comics added at the bottom of the column!
It’s one of those days.
Time to step back from the seriousness of writing and realize that this is a very funny business we’re in.
Let’s start at the beginning.
And then the reality sets in.
But what to write?
It seemed so easy at the time.
We finally begin … (This one is particularly near and dear to my heart.)
It’s not as easy as we were led to believe …
We look for help everywhere …
To no avail.
And write, and write, and rewrite.
Finally … finally … the work is done. And an editor loves it.
At a signing, someone not related to you stops by the table …
Then you sit down and do it all over again.
Got any good jokes or comic strips to share? Feel free to describe them, or send me a JPEG or the link, or fax them to me at 415-831-9650. I’ll scan them into the computer and add them to the blog as the day goes on.
And my own special poll: which of these comics best describes your writing (or reading) life?
Just sit back, relax and take a deep breath. Remember, it isn’t like you’re putting on pantyhose and commuting to work everyday.
Here’s a beaut, just in from JD Rhoades.
And here’s another helpful spouse, in reply to Pari’s comment:
This one’s in honor of Simon Wood’s Anthony Award for Best Short Story:
Here are a couple of oldies but goodies, offered by "Anon":
Check out these new four new ones, sent by Cynthia D’Alba. And in the last one … his $25,000 advance? Pfffttttt.