Apparently a classic d word to describe me is determined. These posts are about feelings and behaviour and although I am determined and approach everything I choose to do in that way, I don’t feel determined. I feel dangerously dreamy. Dreaming of the finished blog posts, the visits to others, the comments on my words and sketches.
My draft novel ‘Dream gardener’ has a wonderful dreamy theme and although it’s my usual scenario of a family who has issues to deal with and, as usual, me wanting it to be chick-lit and it not wanting to be chick-lit, it’s full of peoples dreams.
My fictional dreams are of watching the chick flic of the chick-lit that I wrote.. Since I’m not really writing chick-lit in the true genre sense, does that mean my dream can’t come true.. noooo.. that’s too dangerous a thought. I’ll keep my dangerous dreams and look forward to throwing popcorn at you if you laugh in the wrong place.. or, come to think of it, if you laugh at all.. wonder if they’re supposed to be rom-com?
Show don’t tell.
She was dangerously dreamy.
Boiling the carrots in washing up liquid was not the safest way for her to impress him on their second date.
Lynne’s AtoZ blogging challenge theme in case you couldn’t tell:
Linked to thoughts of emotions and behaviours, my theme is ‘I feel….’. Writers among you will be familiar with the phrase show don’t tell, for others it’s what every novelist tries to do. Authors want to show you the emotion and behaviour without telling you it. Trying to practice showing not telling, I have included an example in each post. I may have got it right, I may not have. Please let me know.
Here’s who else is doing the AtoZblogging challenge.
Hey, who cares if you’re not writing chick lit in what’s considered the traditional sense. Keep dreaming of seeing it on the big screen. That will be an awesome dream come true.
Patricia Lynne, YA Author
Thanks, I will!
Chick lit, rom-com and dangerous dreams could make for one terrific novel. I do love popcorn while reading or watching a movie. Your draft “dream gardener” sounds curiously delectable.
‘Curiously delectable’ Love those words.. Thank you. Here’s to us eating popcorn while watching the film of my novel!
Dangerously dreamy nice choice of words from D.
“Boiling the carrots in washing up liquid was not the safest way for her to impress him on their second date.” Haha … I’ve not done that exactly, but I often find myself putting things that should go in the fridge, in the bin and vice versa. Being dreamy has it’s pros and cons. 🙂
Not sure where that one came from and yes I put things in the wrong place too.
Your dreams will always come true, just don’t label them! “Boiling the carrots in washing up liquid was not the safest way for her to impress him on their second date.” Ha ha – love that 🙂 Happy A-Z ing
Thanks. Will try not to label my dreams. Glad to have provided humour today.
Lovely post – boiling carrots in washing up liquid!? 🙂
Thanks. Not sure where the idea came from..
Carrots in washing up liquid! 🙂 Yup, that would be dangerously dreamy. Good luck with the draft novel and the film rights – never give up the dreams!
Thanks! Long way to go with my current dreams.
I think it would be wonderful if one’s chick lit turns into a chick flick. Hold on to that dream, who knows how it’ll turn out 🙂
Me too.. Here’s dreaming.
I’m with you on the “dangerously dreamy” thing. lol I often think that I spend more time daydreaming about things that I want/need to do than actually doing anything. >.>
Here’s to us daydreamers.
I heard yesterday that books about family are popular; a setting that everyone can identifywith. Good luck, Lynn. I love gardening also though I’m limited to a short four to five months a year. Here in Alberta we’re wondering if Sprinter will last until fall. I’d love to visit your blog often and see your posts about gardening. I’m also wondering if I should transfer to WordPress versus Blogspot. Have you enjoyed working in WordPress?
I’d better get back to my editing soon then. I’ve not blogged enough about gardening. Need to do more as I love my bizarre garden. WordPress works for me but never used BlogSpot. I think wordpress looks a bit more like a professional website but blogpress seems to be better for blogging mates and the layouts there look more frivilous. Instead of transferring could you have a play with a wordpress blog to see how it fits? there’s enough doing the AtoZ that have used both I think. You cold put out the call on twttr to see who prefers which. I think Donna used both, she’s the next comment.
Thanks for continuing to stop by. It means a lot when people come back and also comment.
I had to spit out those carrots….BLECH. 😉 You’re doing great and it does take practice!
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Tee hee.. Thanks dear! Lovely to see you here. Yours is going pretty well too! Sorry for the washed up aftertaste. xx
soapy clean carrots would certainly leave an impression – might even be a good one who knows:) keep hold of the dreams – it is amazing how often they come true
Who knows indeedy! I’ll keep hold of my dreams, not too tightly as I might not notice when they appear if I do.
I think empathy is a good trait to have. My husband is very empathetic to people, but sometimes it does mess him up emotionally.
I like your sketches and that you add them to each post. I am an artist, too, but my art blog is separate from my writing/paranormal/stuff blog. You have me thinking I should add drawings to my non-art blog, too.
I like your “show don’t tell” posts. I can relate. :o)
Thanks Kimberly. Anything goes on AtoZ posts really, I don’t like using other peoples images as I have so many of my own ideas and it challenges me to keep creative if I add something I’ve drawn. Glad you like them and my posts. If anyone relates that’s a huge bonus.
Nobody has to make their work fit a pre-determined stereotype. Of my two completed novels, the first one was a romance, but I couldn’t keep it to simple romance. One of my reviews, which are all good, refers to it as an ‘action romance’. You write, and dream on girl.
Action romance sounds good.
I’ll keep writing and dreaming on. I think mine might be ‘mystical romance’, though light on the romance, and some are more mystical than others. What the heck, who needs a genre?
That sketch is so cute until you read that it’s “washing up liquid,” LOL!! Love it! 🙂
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Thanks! My sketches are a little different than what I did last year and I’m having a bit more fun with them. It’s helped having the show don’t tell examples to link them to.