Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Roller Coaster

The click, click, click of the wheels cutting across the tracks.

Higher and higher until hanging at the crest of the peak.

To fall.

Flying, stomach dropping, lungs screaming.

And then-

Back into dark tunnels, sharp corners, unexpected turns.

Until the end is reached. The ride has finished. Leaving me breathless and wanting more.

I don't know about you, but this has been my journey as a writer. Sometimes the tunnels feel too dark and I don't know if I can keep writing. But that's why I have my writing friends. To encourage me and keep me from giving up.

Then there are other times I'm standing on the peak and I don't want that feeling to ever end. But it's during those times that my writing partners are there for me, cheering me on.

How about you? Have you ridden any roller coasters lately?



  1. Yay poetry! What a great idea for a blog post!

  2. I don't think a person can pursue publication without being on the rollercoaster perpetually. One has to have a strong stomach. ^_^

  3. Aw! I love it! Great post, Christy!

  4. so true! Yes - the roller coaster I think we're all on!

  5. Life is a roller coaster. That's what makes it so much fun!

  6. I loved this! Wizard poem, wizard post.

  7. Writing is definitely a roller coaster of a ride!
    But then again so is life.
    Here's to smiling through it!

  8. This reminds me of grannies famous roller coaster story.


    When I was 19, grandpa took me on a rollercoaster...up, down, up, down, oh what a ride. I wanted to go on it again. I could never understand how a ride could make you feel so excited, so scared...so thrilled and exhilarated yet so sick all at the same time.

    Some people didn't like it. They preferred to go on the roundabout, but that just went around and around.

    I liked the rollercoaster. You get so much more out of it.


    Great post :) I'm glad I found this blog.

  9. Roller coasters are a bit scary, but a LOT more fun than Merry-Go-Rounds. :) I'm enjoying the ride!

  10. Kelly- Yes, smiling makes it all easier. A shaky smile, but a smile.

    Emailman- Great story! And I'm glad you found us too.

    Annie- So true. I love that comparison.

  11. Ohhhh, writing friends are key; they really 'get' that part of you that others don't.

    Also, roller coasters make me throw up, so far writing hasn't.

  12. YES! I just wrote a blog post about how life is like a roller coaster. I went looking for a photo to attach to it and found your post. :) So here... you can have a link to my post:


    PS. my writing and blogging have taken a terrible dip. But, I'm sure there will be an up again soon; thanks for the reminder! :)
    Corine :D
    I hope you have an awesome day!


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