The Word Vomit Imperative.

Over the year I’ve occupied this blog space, I’ve reinvented twice and thrice contemplated how to best use it. Here I am again, caught in the same conundrum, and again I’ll use this space in the most convenient way that I can, in accordance to the current daily string in my life, and what surrounds me.

This blog will become a bit of a literary journal, I’m a writer and can best be described as both amateur and obsessed. I am afflicted with a terrible writer’s malady called perpetual word vomit – while traveling, talking, working or otherwise occupied, my mind will suddenly cough up an unstoppable slew of word vomit, with subjects that range from a sudden fictional narrative to social commentary. I’ve taken steps to control these word spews by carrying journals on my personal at all times, but I still find myself without enough venues to collect the splatter. Therefore, I’m charging this space with damage control: this blog will be yet another place to re-arrange the word splatter so that its contents make sense, and do not upset the mental stomachs of others. The upsets in particular that worry me with word vomits is the general making of sense, grammar and having a longterm goal in mind. At the very least, my tiniest long term goal is the goal of practice makes better, so practice, damn it, practice.

There you have it. My first word vomit of the year put to digital paper, which initially came to me as I walked my graduate campus and desperately lamented the lack of a pencil and pen while my brain silently vomited away. I’m certain that this disease is not particular to myself, so if at any moment someone crosses paths with this minuscule, unadvertised post on the web, and have also inexplicably thrown up a littany of words without permission or place to record, share. Let me see your word vomit, and I promise that I’ll share the best and worst of mine.

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3 responses to “The Word Vomit Imperative.

  1. jimgilmore2010

    Maybe I have a similar issue–I can’t stop making “art”, i.e. drawing, painting…in Photoshop.

    I enjoy this article. I am going to subscribe. Check out my site when you get a chance: http://jimgilmore2010.wordpress.com/

    Thanks, and congratulations on being “pressed.”

  2. in spite of my critical comment to your ‘freshly pressed’post (that was interesting nevertheless, although as a foreigner i have regularly stumble over different words), i actually think that you have a good idea to try to channel your writing frenzy by documenting your progress in this blog.
    keep it up! maybe use it as a scrapbook and show exempts of your writing to see what readers may think.. i don’t know if you already have been published in any form, but it might help you find the focus and poise you need to really write that first one first piece of either fiction or social comment that will make you more than just an ‘amateur’ writer ?
    the passion is definitively there. but any creative progress needs to be tamed to become a masterpiece. good luck!

    • If I haven’t had a moment to extend thanks, I extend it either again or for the first time here. Writing is a never-ending learning process, and I never intended to start and finish that journey solely here. (; Still, practice is sorely needed, as shown by my spelling mistakes committed here, among other places. It is always a humbling thing and by this point, should not be completely unexpected.

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