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Clueless, part 3


Read part 1 and part 2 here.

This story has got out of control and I’m going to have to write a part 4 to finish it! So what do you think? Is it just boring when I write these mini-memoirs? Perhaps my motherhood-implosion or writing-angst posts strike more of a cord? Of course I am drawing these comics because I feel like it, and it’s nice when other people enjoy them. But since this is a blog, I get more of an idea about whether my writing strikes a cord by the number of comments and visits. When you publish a novel it is an entirely different experience – you have no idea what your audience likes until they have finished the whole book.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. 29/04/2012 9:34 am

    It’s brilliant, each installment leaves me hungry for a bit more. I love the level of detail that you can achieve in something seemingly so short!

  2. 29/04/2012 9:38 am

    Go Sarah! None of it is boring. It’s life and it’s fun to read.

  3. 29/04/2012 9:46 am

    I enjoy your mini-memoirs. Please, do go on. I’ve been following your blog for some time. I subscribed to it so new posts are delivered to my email. Does that show up as a “visit?” I generally don’t comment, but it’s only because I figure – good god, she’s busy enough with everything she does, she doesn’t have time to read my lame comments. I started to leave comments several times, but then deleted them and left quietly, making no noise.

    I also relate to your writing-angst posts (working on a book I haven’t finished) and your motherhood-implosion posts, though those days are behind me (I have one son who is now 23!).

  4. 29/04/2012 10:50 am

    Not boring at all, Sarah. I love your story-strips. Keep ’em coming!

  5. 29/04/2012 11:30 am

    Oh, compelled to comment to encourage you to please go on! In fact I was disappointed with the fast-forward to 37 weeks. I could really relate to the parts when you were in denial about ending up with a real, live baby. I felt the same with my first pregnancy and only bought one small grow-suit thing from Target. I love the insights that blogs provide into people’s lives and minds. Please continue, even if this story takes several more parts!

  6. 29/04/2012 11:37 am

    I am loving them too … please keep going.

  7. zenpeacekeeper permalink
    29/04/2012 1:38 pm

    I’m loving them. Why? 1. I’m an absolute sucker for memoir in all it’s forms. 2. I think this is fleshing out a time in your life that we’ve had flashes of in your other comics. And that’s very satisfying, from an ongoing story point of view. 3. This is a very interesting story. Please keep going.

  8. Robin permalink
    29/04/2012 4:03 pm

    You are a storyteller, so feel free to tell any story you want!

  9. Emma Jean Kelly permalink
    29/04/2012 5:07 pm

    I agree with everyone else that this is an interesting storyline. The end of part one where the last panel says the only thing you let yourself buy before the birth of your first baby was one stretch and grow suit was so poignant. That fear of not knowing whether your baby will survive must be the case for all mothers (and fathers), but that fear must be exacerbated by having something like diabetes. I don’t think this work is just interesting to mothers (even if 18 year old boys in scriptwriting classes might indicate otherwise!). Your blog reflects the challenges of modern womanhood where ‘Girls Can Do Anything’ has morphed into ‘Why Am I Not Capable of Doing Everything Perfectly and in a Timely Fashion While Looking Hot?’. I know I suffer from this and find great solace in your work and I’m not a mother and have no intention of becoming one…….I’ll put the pom poms down now. Thanks!

  10. Carol Brown permalink
    29/04/2012 7:02 pm

    You could not be boring if you tried. Thank you, Sarah, for your generosity.

  11. Sarah Laing permalink
    29/04/2012 8:11 pm

    Thank you all so much for your votes of confidence! Now I will step back and finish the story with renewed conviction! It’s a bigger story than I initially imagined it to be but I shall try to distill it into frames over the next week. It’s so nice to hear from you – I love getting your comments, even though I myself don’t often comment on other people’s blogs. Note to self: I really should more often.

  12. 29/04/2012 9:59 pm

    Frankly, I want more.

  13. 29/04/2012 10:52 pm

    I mostly read blogs because I am nosey and like reading about people’s lives so from my point of view it’s not boring at all. I love autobiographies and I’m liking the different perspective the comic format gives to stories. I’m 24 and don’t have any children but I’m still really enjoying this particular story. Looking forward to the next instalment!

  14. 01/05/2012 5:09 pm

    Humour, drama, confusion, irony, loss and decision making are always in the the details of our everyday lives. Your comics capture this so well Sarah and I look forward to reading your regular instalments. It’s not just a blog it’s a regular comic to read for us comic lovers. So please don’t have any doubts about where you go with your stories. I was looking forward to the relevance of your fellow antipodean workmate and how you learn to deal with diabeties in social situations. I find your comics honest and refreshing and your loose style works very well. Keep them coming.

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