Thumbsplitter (Update)


The above, believe it of not, is supposed to be a mantis shrimp (a super-violent shrimp–for a shrimp)–confronting a very brave dog and elephant.

The mantis shrimp, known also as the thumbsplitter, is not actually a shrimp. It does, however, has both a super-aggressive personality and a little hammer claw which is supposed to hit like a low-caliber bullet.

I have not run into any mantis shrimp, but I am FINALLY beginning to work on one of my old novel manuscripts. It’s taken a lot of time for me to get down to it, and much of that time is spent worrying about blogging and poetry, I really miss the blogging community. I miss the daily engagement both with fellow bloggers and with a short doable piece or prompt. But I am also acutely aware that I can’t at the moment “have it all” = if I were to spend my free time blogging and poeticising (even a short poem), I would have little time or energy to deal with my “novels”.

So, I’m a bit miserable. I feel like I am confronting one of these nasty thumbsplitters. (Worst of all, the irritable shrimp is myself!)

But I am getting down to work at last on a few other projects. We’ll see how long it lasts!

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7 Comments on “Thumbsplitter (Update)”

  1. janehewey Says:

    may the novel wave pull you out to sea. I will be anchored at shore, cheering you on!

  2. brian miller Says:

    smiles…best wishes on getting it done so you can stop being miserable…going back and revising old projects, editting in particular is a bane…because you fool yourself you are done a bit, the story is not as fresh as it once was…i feel you…get it done…we will be here…smiles.

  3. hedgewitch Says:

    Good luck, k. I’m glad you feel like you’re accomplishing something, and that you are making progress. As bri says, the internet isn’t going anywhere, and we’ll all stll be here when you get back from the Wellsian interior lost world of fiction.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Well, I have several manuscripts but the first one I want to work on isn’t really my favorite at this point, but one I feel I owe something too. A bad choice perhaps. It’s taken me forever to get started in any meaningful way, but I think that a space has to be cleared, and that just takes time.

  4. I had never heard of the mantis shrimp but felt compelled to Youtube the little beast. Yikes!!
    It takes a lot of fortitude to commit to a novel, so I hope your editing process goes well.

  5. Mama Zen Says:

    Don’t be worried about blogging; we’re not going anywhere!

  6. Good news you’re novel working … less good that you’re crotchety … go for it k 🙂

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