Writing your heart out

13 Oct

Writing is like carving your ear off, hanging it from the handle of a tube train and hoping that a few hundred faceless commuters will take care of it for you.

It is everything that you feel, think, want, hope for, tattooed onto your face.

It is your naked body nailed to the wall in the middle of a bustling high street.

It is you leaving the door of a public toilet open and sitting, waiting with your pants around your ankles.

It isn’t a job. A hobby. A financial report, sales presentation, marketing strategy or briefing document.

It is you. Proud, honest, fearful, hopeful.

For my wonderful husband.


32 Responses to “Writing your heart out”

  1. Vegemitevix October 13, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    How wonderful is that! That my darling friend is exactly as it is. Exactly. Word perfect. xx

  2. heather in lapland October 13, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    well said that lady, you captured it perfectly!

  3. jfb57 October 13, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    Brilliant! I don’t know what prompted this post but it was an excellent trigger!

  4. Catharine Withenay October 13, 2010 at 8:20 am #

    Gosh – scary, isn’t it!

    Amazing that we do it at all!

    • marketingtomilk October 14, 2010 at 5:48 am #

      My thoughts exactly.
      The most sensitive, vulnerable creatures putting their hearts out to dry.

  5. Maija @ Maija's Mommy Moments October 13, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    I couldn’t agree more! Not sure what your husband did to prompt this but you certainly hit the nail on the head.

  6. Sandrine October 13, 2010 at 9:17 am #

    Yep, that’s about it. And it makes a lot of sense of how you feel when someone you didn’t expect to be reading you turns out to be. Wonderful post. Thanks for reminding us that we’re not just mindless hacks.

    • marketingtomilk October 14, 2010 at 5:49 am #

      Oh yes. You can get carried away with the writing, and brought back down to earth by an unkind word or snigger.

  7. Paula October 13, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    It really is all that, terrifying and exhilarating. Gorgeous post HP xx

  8. Rachael (Tales from the Village) October 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    What a perfect summary.

  9. Very Bored in Catalunya October 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    Ya soppy mare! Love it. x

  10. Lucy October 13, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    Beautifully put x

  11. Hot Cross Mum October 13, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    Perfectly put. Thank you. That one’s going on the wall.

  12. If I Could Escape October 13, 2010 at 5:21 pm #


  13. Marylin October 13, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    So so true. Talk about hitting the nail on the head! 🙂

  14. Princess L October 13, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    You’re totally right, and it makes me think maybe I need to put some clothes on, metaphorically! lol!
    Loving the new site look by the way! Tres sexy!

  15. christinemosler October 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    Perfect. Well said. *applauds*

  16. Susie October 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    LOL-are you still trying to see if your hubby is reading your blog or did you flush him out with the other post?

    I miss the cows btw.

    • marketingtomilk October 14, 2010 at 5:51 am #

      you obviously missed his comment on that post. Then you’ll know why i’m the luckiest gal on the planet. x

      • Susie October 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

        I obviously did. Off to check it now.

  17. Linda October 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    Love the new look.
    Much of the best writing may come from the heart and out a love for it even if it is a job too, I reckon.

  18. Ladylike Pervert October 13, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    Someone got a makeover!! Pft – and you said you were unpolished! You, my LADY, just got a new look! 😉

    I loved this post. It reminded me of exactly why I feel so vulnerable right now. Beautiful. Bravo!

  19. Nmaha October 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    Yes, yes, and yes. More of the open loo door for a new blogger like me.

  20. Becca October 20, 2010 at 3:02 am #

    LOVE this. So true.

  21. Vicki October 20, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Unregistered person leaving a comment 🙂 Lovely blog BTW x

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