Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fast Healers and other things

I've spent a lot of time revising one chapter. It's got violence in it. I'm not a violent person by nature. I can't even watch boxing because I don't understand the desire to do that to another human being, or wanting to. So you see, it's hard for me to write that. At first my victim only received a bump on the head and a little scare. I was thinking about down the road when my victim needed all his bodily functions to move the story along.

I've noticed in books I've read that injuries never are as bad as they seem they should be after a battle. Characters seem to heal quickly in books. Oh, they might feel a bit of discomfort for a day or two, then one day they realize the pain has abated.

It was brought to my attention that if I want to be an author, my grammar and punctuation don't reflect it and I should get a word processor. If they make a word processors that can detect missing commas or sound alike, different meaning, differently spelled words, I'm all over that. I know I have a problem and I've been working very hard at learning punctuation, especially. It's always been a sore spot with me, but I refuse to let it silence my writing. I know I'm not alone. Oh, well, maybe I'm a little sensitive. I'll have my WIP gone over by an expert before I dare to submit it anyway.

Speaking of WIPs, I've promised myself a few moments blogging, then I must get back to work. No more waisting time.

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  1. I know exactly what you mean! I am enjoying the challenge of learning while I write :))

  2. you asked what my SIL does about toys. she just makes sure everyone knows not to buy her kids tons of junk and they don't need a new toy everywhere they go. also, she weeds them out periodically while the kids are gone. i just don't have the heart!