Friday, November 30, 2007

I'm Not the First?

Last night, my mother saw a friend who just returned from a vacation right here in lovely Zihuatanejo. This friend has been here several times and mentioned that she follows several blogs from ex-pats in this area.

Excuse me?

I thought I was the first person blogging from this area. I did not give permission to anyone else to share their thoughts on the world wide web. Shouldn't this have been run by me first?

(Actually, I've been meaning to google keywords to see if I pop up, but I keep getting sidetracked watching cruise ships, trying to decipher the megaphoned trucks passing by our house, distinguishing between firecrackers & gunshots - you know, normal stuff.)

Next you'll tell me I'm not the first person to write about their personal experiences living in another country. I realize there are very few original ideas out there (a topic I've recently dicussed with my fellow blogging cousin) but the trick is giving it a new twist. Putting a new spin on a tired idea, or something like that. Injecting your soul into every word so the story leaps off the page!


I may as well scrap this project and get started on the next one. I'm debating between a tongue-in-cheek story about an endearing British woman who can't find love OR lose weight, or this wizard idea that focuses on a geeky kid named Harry. I'm sure one of these is bound to be a hit.


Jenna said...

You better be being that sassy cousin I know and love when you say you may as well "may as well scrap this project"?????

I won't give up if you don't give up. But I understand the torment of giving it a fresh twist...that's where I am right now.

Melanie Avila said...

Yes, I'm totally kidding. I should clarify anyway before my grandmother (hi gramma!) sends a frantic email.


Jenna said...

I figured :).

And I'm glad you made the point. You said it well.

After my "What I learned from NaNoWriMo" post I'm working on, I planned to tackle this very topic.

Janna said...

Ha! lol :D