Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Blogging Along The Way
Nothing like blogging about blogging. The last couple of days, some of my blogging buddies have been worried about running out of things to blog. I guess I worry about it, too. For about two seconds! ::g:: Being one of those kids that got in trouble often for talking, I can always think of something to discuss.
This blog is about writing. So I find it easy because everything in life leads me back to writing. I stump my toe, and I think of ways to remember the pain. Then whenever it happens to my heroine, she’ll limp around and feel the same thing. (Kinda sick when you think about.) I take a bite of pecan pie, and I savor the flavors and textures to refresh my memory for the next time my hero eats a piece. Hey, there’s ways to make it sexy. (Yeah, we already agree, I’m a sad puppy.)
To me, this blog is an exercise for the brain. And anyone that knows me, knows I hate exercising, but I love this type. Every time I place fingers to the keyboard, I know I’m improving on my word choice and maybe getting a little closer to being published.
I read grammar books with the hope some of it will sink in my thick head. Hanging around other writers help me realize I’m on the right path. What can I say, I eat, breathe, and live writing. To my writer friends, I’m interesting. To my non-writing friends, I can be boring as h*ll.
What exercises do you believe improves your writing?
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Carla Swafford loves romance novels, action/adventure movies and men, and her books reflect that. Plus she's a rare creature in the Deep South, she loves hockey. Carla's married to her high school sweetheart and lives in Alabama.