My latest obsession is with writing. You’d never know it from my blog, but there’s another blog that’s hiding, filled with all sorts of musings and ramblings and even the beginning of an actual story that could eventually become novel-length. I’ve also been reading a book on writing. I’m not going to name the title or who wrote it because I don’t have very many nice things to say about it; however, every once in a while I get an insight from something mentioned in the book, so it can’t be completely discredited.
I shared with Charlotte some of my responses to the writing exercises in the book. She laughed at them. Don’t feel bad for me, they were supposed to be funny – actually a mockery of the exercises and the book as a whole. She told me that if I wrote that way all the time I’d be the next Bloggess. I’m sure she was being overly generous with her compliment, but even so it was high praise.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess) has been my bedtime reading lately. I just finished her book and I wish it hadn’t ended so soon. I wonder if she’ll be publishing a second part of her memoirs. I can see where Charlotte might see similarities between my writing and Jenny’s as we both tend to write really long sentences and often go off on tangents when telling a story, but I’m not nearly as funny or colorful or imaginative as Jenny.
I loved the book and will continue to be a loyal follower of her blog. If you want to read something totally bizarre and funny, you should get her book. It was much more to my taste than the book on writing I’ve been reading ~ less sap and sugar and more eccentric and ridiculous.
I’ll continue with my writing adventures to see where they’ll lead. I’ll probably never be as famous as The Bloggess, but I may have been inspired to write a little more boldly because of her.