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the hubpages rollercoaster, my first week on hubpages

Updated on October 13, 2011


It started in the classifieds

While looking for some work

I don’t want to be a waitress

A Bartender or a clerk

Suddenly it caught my eye

Here was something new

A writing opportunity

For me to pursue.


Now I’m up late at night,

And early in the morning

Every time I turn around

I find my brain is swirling.

Ideas flitting here and there

Distracting and evading

Thoughts are popping everywhere

Brilliant and then fading


I’m waking up at 3 am

New stories in my head

I have to get it all out

I have to find a pen

Sleep is an illusion

I’m not getting any rest

This writing thing’s addicting

I want to do my best.


The next day I am up at dawn

Excited as can be

I can’t wait to post my hub

For everyone to see

I have to get it out there

Before my courage is gone

Don’t know why I’m so nervous

But I have to carry on


I’m getting nothing done at all

The laundry’s piled high

There are dirty dishes in the sink

And the cat ate my pie

Depression now is setting in

Discouragement and worry

What if no one likes my hubs

Or no one reads my story


I’m checking my statistics

Every minute or two

Hoping for some comments

Or a follower like you

I’m reading all the other hubs

Comparing them to mine.

Wondering if I’m good enough

Or if I should resign.


I wish that I was funny

And not so serious

Then everyone would like me

I would be hilarious

But instead I’m going crazy

On this rollercoaster ride

Can anybody tell me

Is this normal or am I just fried?


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      April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Epigramman, I will try to relax and be myself, and not worry so much. I am so glad for your advice. It is just what I am looking for here on hubpages. Enjoy your day!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...just remember to always write from your heart and the mind will follow ......simple recipe it is, and yes, just be yourself ..... have a great day and just woke up with first cup of coffee after night shift.

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      April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Epigramman for such kind words! I have enjoyed reading your poems and feel honored that you like mine. I still feel a little nervous about my writing and am trying to learn from reading other's works like yours. Thank you again, I really appreciate the encouragement.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...I so love this piece of writing April - it's witty, charming, spontaneous, truthful and so enlightening - much like you I would imagine - so nice to meet you and I have a surprise for you ..... lake erie time ontario canada 4:39pm

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      April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Crewman6! I appreciate the compliment and the encouragement. This has been a great experience. I still have a lot to learn.

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      Crewman6 5 years ago

      Brilliant. With a clever twist of phrase and a sly nod, you've caught the entire hubbing experience for me. Glad to know I'm not the only one!

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      April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Sharon! If I can't be funny, interesting is the next best thing.

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      April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you ignugent! Your words are encouraging to me. I was hoping I'm not alone on the rollercoaster.

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      Sharon 5 years ago

      Your blogs may not be full of humor, but they are very creative. God gave you the gift of creativity; you imagine these historical events in a way that most don't. How many of us read a Bible passage and never take the time to consider what an incident would have really been like to experience?

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      I can relate to this hub. I love it and it is nice to think that I am not alone. Thanks April Reynolds.