(“Not Sure What I Feel About This… Really”)



















Here’s a draft something for Corey’s (Herotomost’s) prompt on With Real Toads, to write something about an experience about which we are uncertain how we feel.  This is a bit longer than I intended–I got carried away with the pictures– They are also done in pencil on paper which makes them hard to edit!  But enough excuses–  Note that the whole picture may not show up on some browsers–if that’s the case click on it.  (Or let me know, as maybe I should reduce them.)  k.



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17 Comments on “(“Not Sure What I Feel About This… Really”)”

  1. Kerry O'Connor Says:

    I can relate to your conundrum, Karin. I remember wanting to be a writer when I grew up but I have never even found the impetus to begin a longer project, let alone complete one. It is such a competative market thee days, yet book stores are bursting at the seams with poorly written novels that do little more than rehash old ideas. I admire your tenacity.

  2. Speechless. How did you ever doubt yourself? That’s beyond my comprehension. You’re one of the more talented writers around.

    I’ve been having problems with wordpress blogs and the comments section. I don’t know if it’s to do with my blogger ID but my comments are not being uploaded.

    Greetings from London.

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  4. brian miller Says:

    i can relate as well…i think i have asked myself more recently what is the point….i feel i am telling the same stories again and again…and perhaps i am just searching for the right way to tell it….the break the last little bit actually helped me come to terms with it a bit…

  5. I think we all go through these times…..one well known writer, I cant remember who – Louise Erdrich? – likens the times we are not writing to the gestation period before childbirth, when things are readying themselves. All I know is, the more we write, the more easily it flows. Taking some time to rest and replenish is fine too. One has to honor how they feel. As for faith? We all have enormous faith in your talent………..and love reading what you have to say. I love your sketches too.

  6. You shouldn’t doubt yourself.. and yes the faith in writing is never under the bed.. I think you need more and fluffier socks.. (and I’m envious of anyone who can find inspiration in a notebook)… just to say I’m halfway through your book.. and it affects me a lot.. I think that I will never do a big project… but who knows.?

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Ha. You are very kind. I have just made a big order of socks! Mine get very dissipated as I get the same ones for husband and children (who come and go) and so we (much to his consternation) get them all mixed up and stray. Thanks very much. I have several big projects kind of dangling around, and the one I am hoping to work on right now is much more fun than the one you are reading. (I very much appreciate that you are reading it though–there is a lot that someone non-U.S. would have some hard time getting, I think, as there are a lot of very specific historical references.) The nice thing about a big project is that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel each day (as you do so beautifully), and you can also write it about someone other than yourself, which I find is a bit harder in poetry. Thanks, Bjorn. k.

  7. Helen Says:

    This is just so delightful … turn it/you into a series of books! Such an inspiration for “children” of any age!

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Thanks so much. I ended up taking photographs of the pictures in very poor light so I am concerned that they weren’t so clear, but I really like doing the little pictures and the whimsical quality of story/pictures.

      Thank you, Helen. k.

      On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 11:27 AM, ManicDDaily wrote:


  8. Entirely delightful Miss Manic – for a piece of fiction – that is. Certainly you know where that notebook is – even if it’s not still there – it’s some where. Floating in your memory – desires? Your project goes on and on every day. And in case you never knew – it is just as great from my view point as it ever was in that young writer’s mind…. And it grows and grows. So good to see my little elephant friend again. Such a fun visit today!

  9. Herotomost Says:

    Haaaa!!!!! Can’t believe I almost missed this. sorry, I have been in and out some much I have no idea where I am at minute to minute. This reminded me of a a short film that you might see on a cable channel. i found myself identifying with each and every feeling you so profoundly illustrated with word and picture. It felt a little lost and desperate and at the same time hopeful and persevering. I really enjoyed this, it was clever, v=creative and a lot of fun. thanks for posting…you made my day.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Ha. Thank you, Corey. I am afraid that the photos are very dark, but I am glad the pics came through. I always really love your prompts and many congrats for the wedding! k.

      On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 6:37 PM, ManicDDaily wrote:


  10. grapeling Says:

    i keep looking in the dirt for mine. socks, ideas, whatev’. 🙂 ~

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