Rogue Ink

July 25, 2008

The Madness Must Cease

Filed under: Writing — Tei @ 10:44 pm

All right, you denizens, you. Let us lay the rumors to rest.

First of all, my death, as Twain said, took place on a raft in the Mississippi. I was secretly shipwrecked on a desert island with Huck and Joe, but we decided to attend our own funeral, so here I am again.

I am not abandoning the blog. I am, however, overworked and underpaid, and trying very hard to pay as much attention to new clients as I need to in order to keep them. I’m also dealing with some personal crises, all of which conspires to leave me, at day’s end, in desperate need of a martini and a couple of harem girls, and (more to the point) in no mood to write.

I am not any of the following: sick, depressed, lost in the woods, worked into a death coma, entertaining Elvis and Bigfoot in my basement, or withholding my wisdom from all of you in order to keep it to myself. Truth be told, I’m not feeling very wise or funny lately, and this makes me not want to blog. Because the number one rule is what, people? Chorus it with me like the crowd at a Guns and Roses concert.

“Don’t be boring.”

That’s right. And there is nothing more boring than bemoaning my inability to write. Thusly the silence.

The Money Talks will continue, I swear, as soon as I get my head on straight. I realize most blogs fall apart at the three month mark, but this is like saying most marriages fall apart at the seven year mark. What it really means is that this is a damned difficult period, and dedicated folks will shove through. Which is what, more or less, I’m doing. Shoving through. You’re just not seeing this bit, because I can only write, “I’m stressed and tired and don’t feel like writing” so many times before I run out of monkey jokes that can be made in relation to that statement.

The website is due up tomorrow. I shall come around and persuade everyone to go say nice things about it. Or not-nice things. Whichever. We have reached a realm in which we can no longer be particular.

Love to you all, and thanks for your concern, truly. I’ll be up and running as soon as I can, I swear.



  1. “Don’t be boring.” You put into three words what I tried, with long rants, to tell people after I closed up my own blog (for reasons similar to your own).

    Extremely good luck to you in your endeavors, and I’ll keep your RSS feed on my list. I have faith in you.

    Comment by FekketCantenel — July 26, 2008 @ 1:17 am | Reply

  2. Looking forward to seeing the site tomorrow!!

    I understand not feeling like writing, having to prioritize and take care of your biz and yourself first, being too tired and feeling like…butter spread over too much bread.

    Wishing you lots of strength and easier times ahead, my friend.

    Comment by Steph — July 26, 2008 @ 1:59 am | Reply

  3. Hey, I know how you feel too. Busy is just one stop on the way to where you want to be.

    We are all cheering for you and can’t wait to see what you have in store.

    For now, a monkey joke or two would be okay…


    Comment by Brett Legree — July 26, 2008 @ 2:10 am | Reply

  4. I will just push your ass along. That’s why I show up at these weird moments. But then you have to ask, what kind of fucking karma is this where she shows up at these weird moments?

    I have been married for ten years and I have to say it has gotten easier. After the last nine.

    It’s never easy for a Sagittarius who loves to roam and have no fucking responsibilities. Did I spell that write??? I’ve beean drinking.

    Anyway, Tei. You know you’re a good writer. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.
    PS Never give up and never give in

    Comment by neyellen — July 26, 2008 @ 3:25 am | Reply

  5. Looking forward to having you back, you always bring a smile. My blog’s going through a similar thing at the moment.


    Comment by David | beplayful — July 26, 2008 @ 6:09 am | Reply

  6. Ooo! Monkey jokes. My favourite.

    Q: What do you call a monkey in a minefield?
    A: A baboom!

    Good luck, Tei. Hang on to something. We’ll still be here when the bar runs dry.

    (Added quip: rename the money talks series to “Monkey Talks!” Not that you’re ape-like, of course, but it just feels so right.)

    Comment by Nick Cernis — July 26, 2008 @ 8:49 am | Reply

  7. I’ll take quiet blog over dead rogue any day. Glad you’re pulling through. Missed you muchly.

    Comment by James Chartrand - Men with Pens — July 26, 2008 @ 10:55 am | Reply

  8. Tei,

    Nice to hear from you. Don’t fret, we’ll be hear when you need us to giggle at your wit and wisdom once again. I wish you peace.



    Comment by Kelly — July 27, 2008 @ 12:17 am | Reply

  9. …here…


    Comment by Kelly — July 27, 2008 @ 12:18 am | Reply

  10. Kelly: LOL!! You’re slipping…


    Comment by Steph — July 27, 2008 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

  11. Glad you are hanging on…I wouldn’t even mind if you came by and posted a limerick or just a hello and opened the pub for beer and pretzels. Its you we want, not always just your charming wit. We’ll take it when you have the energy.

    In the meantime…hugs and good health.

    Comment by wendikelly — July 28, 2008 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

  12. Tei,
    Just stopped in to say hi.

    I say martinis and harem girls for everyone. Like we are suppose to perform 24/7… sheeesh. Kick that notion to the curb straight away.

    Not to worry. It takes what it takes. Sometimes that is quiet.

    All good thoughts to you.

    Comment by Janice Cartier — July 29, 2008 @ 5:00 am | Reply

  13. Visiting the Escaping Reality blogs and have just read that you’re scaling back your blog. Good for you for making a hard decision and cutting something from your life and making things a little less hectic. I’m just sad I came in at this point because I would have liked to read more of your ongoing journey…


    Comment by alexfayle — July 30, 2008 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

  14. Tei

    If you keep disappearing like this, I’ll be forced to start doing my job at work and not looking up your blog all the time.

    Comment by Friar — August 1, 2008 @ 3:44 am | Reply

  15. I second the motion by Friar. I was having a blast going through all of your old posts last night and reading up, if you will. Listen, better to take some time off than to get burned out, but from the looks of it, you won’t have any problem coming back to a room where people enjoy you no matter what. Take it easy, and if it’s good, take it twice!

    Comment by Sal — August 1, 2008 @ 1:43 pm | Reply

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  17. Okay. That’s it. The overwhelming support must CEASE! This is not acceptable, people. Tei is your monkey, and she must DANCE!


    The fact that she stopped is a failure on her part, and I for one think there should be more impotent threats to her person and vows to figure out who she is in the real world, track her down, and give her the spanking she so richly deserves.

    Comment by Tessa — August 4, 2008 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

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