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E-mail Spawned Paranoia

It’s 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and the e-mail has been slow on the lists for two consecutive days. It was almost non-existent yesterday, which can be chalked up to it being Monday. But it’s Tuesday now. Come on people. Don’t you know some of us rely on these e-mails for motivation? For inspiration? For a social life?

Where’s all the chatter?

Has everyone gone somewhere?

Are they together?

Why don’t I know about it?

Why didn’t they invite me?

Am I just being paranoid?

Where did that word come from?

Everyone posts to their blogs by Tuesday of each week and nothing has been posted yet this week.

Isn’t anything happening in anyone’s life?

Don’t you people have something to write about?

Has something happened to everyone?

Is it possible that everyone is busy writing and just not posting?

Is the paranoia getting the best of me?

There were two posts on the humor group today and those were from newbies with nothing to say. I know I must be missing something. Did I miss an e-mail about something that was happening today?

I don’t suffer from paranoia. I just know something is amiss.

Only three posts on the playhouse e-mail list. They were replies to the weekend’s e-mails. I know I’m a relative new comer to the group but would they all go somewhere and not tell me? Are they in cahoots with the humor group? I’m not being paranoid am I?

How can everyone from three different e-mail groups all be busy at the same time?

Is it possible that they all know each other?

Could it be that there is something great happening and I am the only one who doesn’t know about it?

What if something bad happened to them.

Can we spell p-a-r-a-n-o-i-a?

Even the Southern group isn’t posting. The last posting on that group was an invitation for everyone to write about peanuts. Are they meeting in the peanut fields for inspiration and decided to keep the inspiration to their selves and not share with me?

Maybe they’re looking for me. Or waiting for me to post.

I know someone is writing something, somewhere. Why are they leaving me out of everything?

Has the paranoia replaced my thoughts?

Wow! 10:32. Time to get back to writing.


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Wanda M. Argersinger

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  1. …. they all came to Malta… and the time zone is different…. they tried to call you but you weren’t taking calls since you were writing this….

  2. Surely they are not all out in the peanut fields. They must know where to find the nuts–the ones like you and me. Ha! Maybe they are like me, trying to figure out how to be three places at once, still keep writing, doing research, and even selling a few books along the way. And like I need more tasks, I have a delightful group of women from a neighboring town coming for lunch today. They are from a Christian writers’ group. When I told them it was too far for me to go to them, they offered to come to me. How could I refuse? So my (northern version) Southern hospitality kicked in and I said I would feed them. One of the women wrote back and said it isn’t often she travels 50 miles to get lunch–even if it’s free.
    We’re here, just hidden for a few moments, but we would never go behind your back. Promise!
    Janet Elaine Smith, multi-genre author

  3. Wanda, I’ve felt the same with all these socialties that we all belong too! Keep up your humor writing. Your the best!

  4. I’d tell you where I’ve been, but it is top secret! lol Thanks for the great post. You always make me laugh.

  5. Hey Wonderwoman! As for me I’ve been bringing on new business, traveling to warmer climates, and raking in the big bucks. Lots of chanages and regrouping. Still working and waiting on projects put into play. Oh and besides breaking my foot I’ve lost 25 lbs. since January 1st so I’ve been a busy, hard working lady! 😉

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