Hey, You’re Kind of Funny

“You need to start a blog that is dripping with your style of (humor) writing – it’s good stuff!”

That came from a friend and co-worker (otherwise known as my ‘work husband’).  We amuse each other with sometimes truly bizarre e-mails over the course of the week.  A diversion from the mundane day-job tasks we’re assigned.  We used to share adjoining desks, yet still passed e-mails back and forth like school kids passing notes.  We would invariably have at least one session during the week that dissolved us both into tears of laughter, and had the plant manager wondering what we’d been drinking.  We also had a fictitious cable show called Morning Focus — something we sorely lacked.  Now, we’re at separate plants, but we still e-mail and occasionally call one another when that focus slips.

But it’s not the first time I’ve been told I should lean toward humor in my writing, isn’t that right, SOTS?

In the last couple Wednesday Wippets I shared bits of a humor-infused fantasy.  I truly love the characters, and may have to think seriously about doing something with it.  At the moment, however, all burners on the stove are full, thank you very much.

(Just say, NO!)

I’ve also been told I should write about the day job — this from those who have been regaled by tales of my life in a cube.  I’ve thought seriously about that.  I even wrote a whole page and a half of a beginning which I’ve since either lost, or deleted out of cowardice.  I don’t think I could do it.  Even under a pseudonym and with everyone’s name changed, if anyone there read it, I’m thinking they would know who I was writing about.  Such a book could only be written if I was leaving said day-job.  I just couldn’t change enough of the details without losing too much of the story.  And it wouldn’t be entirely . . . um . . . flattering.  Oh, let’s face it, it wouldn’t be at all flattering.

(Just say, NO!)

Although, it would be fun for me.  Possibly therapeutic as well.  Strike that.  *Definitely* therapeutic.

Things that make you go, “Hmmmmmmmm.”

(NO!  I mean it.  Absolutely NO MORE PROJECTS!)

Write on!


10 responses

  1. Your humour is pretty wonderful 🙂 I know what you mean about the “IRL” blogging. I stick to writing subjects because I don’t want it to kick my butt later. Make note about all those projects – you’ll have time for them some day!

    July 25, 2012 at 5:23 am

  2. I write humor to make myself laugh. Publishing was a bonus. I think you should go for it. Do it for you. 🙂

    July 25, 2012 at 9:23 am

    • Don’t encourage me!! Didn’t you see the part where I stressed, No More Projects??? ;p

      July 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

  3. I started about a year ago trying to get as much humour in my writing as possible. I had held myself back and tried to write my seriously, but it’s just not in me!

    July 26, 2012 at 3:08 am

    • I can do serious fairly well (I think) — even dark and serious. I never thought about writing humor, although my normal dry, sarcastic wit seems to amuse people not offended by it.

      July 26, 2012 at 8:20 am

      • My current WIP has some dark issues in it, and it’s been a challenge to mix them in with humour. It is fun writing with humour. You probably do it without realising it. ;o)

        July 26, 2012 at 10:52 am

  4. Yeah, something like that would backfire on me–writing about being a volunteer in my kids’ school and having to deal with all those PTO moms, which is a definite “click” where I live. Someone would find out, and I’d be blasted, my kids would be ostracized, yada, yada.

    But humor is a plus, and I have such a hard time incorporating that into my blogs. I’m more of a dry, sarcastic wit–which can come off the wrong way in a blog, I think. But if you’re naturally humorous, and you can spin it well, then I say give it a shot. Blogisphere is a great place to practice!

    July 26, 2012 at 4:32 am

    • Dry, sarcastic wit — that’s me. Not everyone understands that kind of humor, but it’s the only humor I know.

      July 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

  5. “No more projects” Never happens 😉

    July 30, 2012 at 5:34 am

    • I know. *grumble, grumble* And, honestly, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I didn’t have a whole queu of things to do.

      July 30, 2012 at 6:17 am

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