Daily Archives: July 15, 2010

Seven Deadly Sins Writers Make

Tomorrow I leave for the National Youth Gathering down in New Orleans.  Some 40,000 plus kids will sing songs, pray and perform community service work.  They will also examine their faith.  One thing we will not do, however, is focus on the Seven Deadly Sins.

So, I’ll do that for you.  Because, really, writers have a set of cardinal rules they should follow if they want to succeed in the biz.  And since I’m a writer, I’ve committed all of the Seven Sins at least once. 

As I’m not Catholic, I don’t know if the sins have a particular order that must be followed when discussing them.  I’ll simply post them in whatever order strikes my fancy. 

  • Gluttony on Friday (because I already wrote it)
  • Envy on Saturday (because I have an idea ready to write)
  • Pride on Monday
  • Sloth on Tuesday
  • Greed on Wednesday
  • Lust on Thursday (not looking forward to that one)
  • Wrath on Friday

Notice Sunday is missing.  I did this on purpose because I am just slothful enough to not want to come up with another topic while I’m gone.  Also because Sunday is a day of rest for faith based individuals, and since I’ll be gone for a Christian gathering, it made sense.

By Friday I shall be dead tired and have bus sores on my rear end from the looooong journey.  My ears may bleed as well from the excited screams of so many kids doing the teen thing.  I wonder if duct taping children is a sin in New Orleans?

Yet I’m looking forward to this adventure on many levels. 

Even though I can’t answer while on the road, please continue to comment so others can hear what you have to say.  I’ll answer you all when I get back.  New commenters, don’t fret if your comment doesn’t show through right away.  I look forward to meeting you upon my return.