Can someone tell me how I'm supposed to write a light-hearted comedy while all around the globe people are massacring each other?
I can't decide if the news is worse than normal or it's just that I had these great expectations of the human race evolving and so I'm badly disappointed.
I'd hoped that the penny might have dropped about us all being fundamentally equal. About us all feeling love and loss in equal measure. I guess I'm an optimist. It appears we're off again, charging back to the middle ages to burn witches, kill children, behead journalists, with the pathetic excuse of: God told me to do it, and, the neighbours started it!
I've just reached 70,000 words of my novel Please Retweet with only about 15,000 words to go. The problem is this first draft isn't half as funny as it should be because I keep watching the news. I tell myself not to read anything until I've reached my daily word count, but then something heart-wrenchingly sad will pop up in my Twitter timeline, followed by a helping of prejudice and a side of hate... and then I'm imagining it was my own family being persecuted and having a cry and signing campaigns and donating money and my mood has gone from sunny yellow to black. Hopefully I'll be able to bring out the giggles in the second draft, but right now, I feel like I'm writing in a desert. It's all so bloody heart breaking.
I never set up this blog to rant about politics or religion. There are plenty of people better qualified to give their opinion on the many horrors unfolding right now. I have no intention of depressing you, my lovely readers. We all need to laugh and escape for a while. So here's a little collection of things that have made me smile this week. I hope they make you smile too.
1. THE FEARSOME FROG
2. THE NOT SO MISSING CAT
3. THE BOSSY PICTURE
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On an entirely different note and completely unrelated, nature is amusing. Behold the blue-footed booby. And smile. pic.twitter.com/uBchGR8dk5— Cristina Milos (@surreallyno) August 21, 2014
5. THE ONE WHO HAD IT, THE ONE WHO DIDN'T
6. MY MUM LEARNING TO SKATE!
I know it's not much, so maybe you can help. What has made you smile recently?