How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Let’s Cut the Crap!


A blogger wondered today where / how the backstory to my blog’s name, Let’s Cut the Crap, originated. Perhaps I had a post titled as such, she inquired?

No-one else has asked before. Now that I’ve brought it up, let me explain. At this point in my life I don’t have time to beat around the bush. I’m not here to sugar coat anything I post. If interesting insights into my life strike me, I’ll laugh about them here. So far, only my knees give me a headache. The name struck me as attention-grabbing, as well as coming off as no-nonsense.

Shortly after our exchange, I read an interesting article and by golly I have a post titled as such now. This is it.

I found the following post, mid-day, because unexpected free time fell into my lap. My jaw dropped after only a few paragraphs. By the time I was half-way through reading, I knew David Gaughran’s post must be shared with all of you.

Are you ready for this? I may not yet have experience with the big publishing world, but I realize the new reality for writers is developing into a cutthroat game of who gets the money. It’s all in the article.


You will notice I’m posting mid-afternoon on Friday, something unheard of here. Today is the end of March Break for my grandchildren as well as for their other grandmother.  They have all gone swimming leaving me with an unexpected afternoon of freedom. Maybe I’ll manage to do some catching up or grab a book and disappear into its covers. Eh?



Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

22 thoughts on “Let’s Cut the Crap!

  1. I never asked because the name sort of made sense Tess 😉
    As for your unexpected afternoon – whatever you do, enjoy the crap out of it 😉


  2. Ah ha, of course this grabbed my attention and I read most of the one you linked. Tks. 🙂


  3. Yep, I sussed why you chose your name, probably because I’m with you!
    Interesting link as well Tess, I know that if I ever finish my novel it wil be for the achievement rather that any hope of getting rich!


  4. I’m glad you posted this and I just love the nane of your blog. As they say, too much sugar is bad for you 🙂


  5. Your name makes sense to me, Tess!


  6. I guess I sorta thought the name of your blog was self explanatory. I like that it just says it like it is…


  7. Well I h,ave not read the article but I wanted to write to say I LOVE your blog title! It is indeed attention grabbing and the first time I saw it, I wanted to get to know you! it is very refreshing, like you 🙂


  8. I always thought the name made sense, just never occurred to me to ask. Interesting link also.


  9. The name made sense but I was curious about the back story.


  10. Tess, I think as we get older it becomes easier to speak our minds. I know I feel more free to stand up for myself in a confrontational situation these days then I used to if I believe I am in the right.


  11. Thanks for the back story on your blog name, Let’s cut the crap is kind of self explanatory though 😉