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The illusive gap shot...

It's not a secret, I waste spend a lot of my free time on Facebook playing Zuma Blitz. Granted, I could be spending a portion of that time writing, but I've always found it difficult to "let go" and write when I have things hanging over my head. I have another eleven days of school in this school year, and then finally the summer. Although I will have a lot of things to handle during the summer break, "finishing my novel" is top of the list.

In Zuma Blitz there's such a thing as a "gap shot"...I hit them pretty rarely. I have come to realize that my own venture in publishing novels is a lot like a gap shot. I hit it with The King's Tale but missed the gap with Promises and Lies.

But the illusive gap shot goes much further than that. I find it happening with other things. When I hit the gap, life is grand. More often though, I miss it, and then I revert back to that timid girl standing in the shadows watching life pass me by.

edited to add

Here's another image related to gaps....I thought this was what it meant, and I was right. Although with this example it's in reverse. Stepping in the gap would be bad ;)



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May. 22nd, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
LOL I am amused because I get those shots all the time. Of course, I also don't play it on facebook because it's too damn tiny on the screen for me, so that might also be part of your problem.
May. 22nd, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
Where the heck do you play it then? And are you playing Zuma's Revenge? I like the challenge of playing in only a minute! LOL! I know, I'm weird, but you already knew that!
May. 22nd, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
Well, I had one on my old ipod video -- but also someone uploaded it so I used to have it on my computer... and nooooo crazy lady - it wasn't the minute one, lol.
May. 22nd, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
You see???? I have Bejewelled for the PC (shhh....it's a secret remember? ;) but without the push to get done in one minute I get all antsy playing it.
May. 22nd, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
And to think I nearly didn't read this entry, because I don't play Facebook games.... So true. Life is very much a gap shot, as you define one, and it is easy to think the misses say more about you as a person than they do. Thank you! :)
May. 22nd, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)

I think ....I can't remember where but I think it's in England, they have a saying something like "Mind the gap"....and I think it's about the gap between the platform and the Metro car...right? That also could be a way to describe this instead of a silly FB game.

In any case, you are so correct. So you miss the gap sometimes....who cares? Sometimes the times when we actually hit the gap say more about us than we realize. Those things are really here to stay, in the long run :)
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