Be Thankful You are a Writer

23 Sep

003So, I was walking from the back door to the rabbit hutch, not paying a whole lot of attention, my mind on other things, and suddenly my face was engulfed by a spider’s web.  I’m not talking a few strands; I’m talking a full-face shot with the entire web, including the spider.

Welcome back to my world, and thanks for visiting.

I spent the weekend getting the urban farm ready for winter.  Lots of work, all enjoyable, and all necessary.

So, back to the spider’s web and face plant. J  Why am I mentioning it?

Let’s consult the quote of the day for the answer to that question.


Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.

Zig Ziglar



You should have heard me, cussing a blue streak when I hit that spider’s web….and then I stopped…and I laughed.  I was walking through a backyard paradise when I hit that web.  I was surrounded by rabbits, quail, chickens, a garden, wild birds…all ten feet outside my door.  What I perceived to be a problem was, in fact, a message from Nature that I’ve never had it so good.

The same thing happens, on occasion, when I am writing during the week.  This past week, for example, was not as “productive” as I wanted it to be.  I only wrote 2,000 words on my latest novel….only 2,000 on my latest novel.  Do you know how silly that sounds?  Do you know how many people wish they could spend their days writing and creating beauty with words?  And there I was, not satisfied, and complaining about a poor output.

I’ve never had it so good.


If you are a writer, bask in the glory of it all.  What a tremendous gift we have, and what a tremendous gift we give our readers when we create.  How could we ever see that as a negative?


Let me introduce you to Social Thoughts on HubPages.  She is everything I wish I had been when I was younger. She pours her heart and soul into her activism, and God I wish we had more writers like her.


This, from fellow writer Rockymountainmom:

“Awareness saves lives. And though I’m sure you have plenty of goals set for yourself this week, and I’m sure many of them are time sensitive and important, how many items on your to do list could save a life?

In observance of the 10th Annual Mesolthelioma Awareness Day, bloggers and writers are donating their talents (through a blog post) to help spread awareness.”

I am happy to support this cause on my site.  Raising awareness is something all writers can do. Find a cause and do something about it.


LampLight Magazine is accepting submissions for their fiction magazine.  Check them out here.


But I shall return, good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.  Until next time, keep on the lookout for spider’s webs, and have a blast writing this week.


“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”


13 Responses to “Be Thankful You are a Writer”

  1. Janine Huldie September 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    Aww, Bill couldn’t agree more and know that I truly have it great being able to write, design and work from home doing what I love and still being here for my family, too. Happy Tuesday once again!! 🙂

    • Billybuc September 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

      It’s the best of all worlds, Janine, and I’m glad you realize it and appreciate it. Thank you my dear.

  2. Musu September 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    I personally would’ve freaked out if I ran into a spider web with the spider front and center! But you make a great point. I took a few days off of work just to work on some writing projects. It’s relaxing and productive at the same time. I’m also very grateful to have an opportunity to do this. It makes me look forward to what my writing journey holds for me. Thanks for sharing, Bill!

    • Billybuc September 23, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

      I love it…you took a few days off from work to write…how great is that? You made my day with that comment.

      • Musu September 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

        Yes Sir, I scheduled a few days off just to focus and write. I don’t plan on working 9-5 jobs all my life so I’m cultivating the ground now!
        It’s a great feeling – I need to do this more often.

      • Billybuc September 23, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

        Yes you do my friend, and I applaud you for realizing that.

  3. Shauna L Bowling September 23, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    Ewwww! I run into spider webs all the time, but I always seem to miss the spider. I don’t like spiders but I know they’re good for the garden. Mine like to weave webs amongst my pineapple plants and in my bougainvillea.

    I’m very glad I’m a writer. It’s what I love to do and it’s much better (although not as lucrative) than pounding a calculator all day and dealing with assholes. I’m free to be me and when people pay me for being me, well – what could be better than that?

    • Billybuc September 23, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

      Sha, I can’t think of a single thing that is better than that….I usually see the web before disaster strikes, but not this time….full-on shot, the whole web..pulling strands out of my hair for hours. LOL

      • Shauna L Bowling September 23, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

        That would totally freak me out!

      • Billybuc September 23, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

        I was not a happy camper my friend. 🙂

  4. Denise Anderson September 23, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    I can just see you, Bill, with a face full of a spider’s web! I would have complained, too! But you are right. Gratitude for what we have makes all the difference in the world!

    • Billybuc September 23, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

      Oh, Denise, I was not a happy urban farmer at that moment. LOL At least now I check in front of me before turning a corner. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my friend.

  5. Dee September 25, 2014 at 2:53 am #

    I enjoyed your sharing on the spider web and the enjoyment of living in such a great natural setting. Writing is my passion and I enjoy it. I am looking forward to the day when I can do it full time.

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