Cimeara (cimeara) wrote,


Readercon was lovely. I met asakiyume and haikujaguar, neither of whom I'd met face-to-face before. I got to have dinner with negothick and others whose names I won't drop because I'm terrible at remembering names till the 3rd or 4th meeting. I went to panels and readings to hear jenwrites and nineweaving and greygirlbeast (and Asakiyume and Haikujaguar and Negothick, too!).

I like writers. I can talk to writers.

At the kaffeklatsche, Haikujaguar told about being a bit surprised by someone who'd started telling her all his secrets. "But why me?" she'd asked. "Because you're a writer!" he'd replied. I hope she'll forgive me if that's a mixed up version of her actual story, but I think I see what he might have meant.

By nature and nurture, I find it difficult to get close to people. I always feel tongue-tied or blathering, lumpish or too pushy, overaccommodating or tense and snappish, and so I always try to limit people's exposure and not overstay any welcome. But I find I talk more easily with writers than most others, and I think some of it is this odd feeling that no matter what I say or do, it might not be a total waste for them. It might be material? And so I can relax more. And so I can see where that could extend to sharing secrets... "there's this odd-shaped pebble that's been digging into my heel, and, say, you do mosaics, don't you?"

I wonder how many writers find themselves being buried in pebbles?

Tags: lj, readercon, writing

  • Another year older...

    Long time, no post. Too busy? Too... something. This. Ouch. Rango is a much different movie than I'd been expecting. There were moments of…

  • Not a great weekend (though the weather was beautiful!)

    I have antibiotics and cough medicine and ibuprofen and antihistamines and tea and some of them work sometimes but not all of them all the time so…

  • What I've been up to (part 1)

    So what have I been doing with my life? I've been Parental. The college kids come home for spring break in mid-March of course, but we've also had…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.