I’m going to let you in on a secret about me – I’m a rule breaker.
If I ever feel like I’m following a crowd or a trend, I cringe. I hate the wanna-be feeling. Not that crowds or trends are a bad thing, because they’re not all the time.
And I’m not one to do something just because people tell me I should, unless I understand why and think it will be beneficial. Like I dislike character sheets but I’ve heard enough good things about them that I’m starting to give them a try. And that comes from my opinion that just adding quirks to a character doesn’t make them three dimensional. So I stick to character sheets that focus on emotional issues. But I’m getting off track.
I started blogging not to jump on the bandwagon but understanding social media and connecting with other writers seemed like a smart decision. And it was. Ask my crit partners, when I first met them I said matter of factly that I was never going to blog. Hah! Sorry, off track again.
I don’t like Uggs. I absolutely won’t wear skinny jeans. And don’t Uggs and skinny jeans go hand in hand or foot in boot? I like Uggs on other people. But I’m supposed to go barefoot? No thanks. I like socks. And I still like boot cut jeans, which when tried to jam into Uggs look bulky. I’m not saying never, but…
As a writer, I don’t snack on chocolate. (gasp)
And, at times, to my detriment, I have a hard time taking myself too seriously. Like writing goals – even though my goals are branded in my brain and written on my heart and I live them out every day, I don’t feel the need to make a manifesto and declare my goals. Sorry. (I can feel my crit group closing in) (totally joking) (almost) (not really) (Sorry, Ansha, I know you hate paranthesis)
And as aspiring writers who would like to be published – aren’t our goals pretty much the same? I would get into them, but unfortunately, this post has reached the maximum number of