Meaningfully Meandering #atozchallenge

I’ve already picked a word for W or I might have had wandered. Instead I’ll meander here. As I’ve wandered along the AtoZ I’ve been meandering about. With meaning. If someone’s commented on mine, I’ve replied to their comment then gone to visit them, caught up with old posts I missed and commented where I was able to. There’s been a few I gave up on. I don’t have all day to comment you know and hope you were able to comment easily on mine. Many apologies if not.

Then I’ve gone to the AtoZ list and picked a spot I’ve not been to before and with a bit of thought plus randomness I’ve meandered around more AtoZers sometimes popping in on those that have left fun comments too.

Struggling with the sketch for this one. I drafted one I’m not happy with so am going to put a random image in here.  Like my blog strapline, random, eclectic see how my mind works. Ooh One which could be sort of linked.. It’s an old sketch but I hope you like it if you haven’t seen it before. We’re half way through and I hope I’m not chicken enough that I won’t compete and if you’re meandering along a market I hope you *bump* into the girl/boy rather than chicken out.

chicken

Show don’t tell.

He meandered meaningfully.

vs

As he walked through the market stalls he saw her doing the same in front of him. Taking his time, he plotted out the route he would take which would coincide with hers as an appropriate stall ahead.

What can I say. I’m a hopeless romantic. Sorry. I don’t think I’ll change and I can’t help myself. Good thing I want to write romantic comedies. Shame they keep turning into standard family stories with a bit of mystique about them.

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.

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11 thoughts on “Meaningfully Meandering #atozchallenge

  1. You probably think I’m stalking you when you get a comment so quickly. I’m trying to get off and then one more comment comes in or one more post flows through the reader (it’s all your fault I’m not getting anything done!) Meandering was good – exactly what I’ve been doing and you’re site is easy-peasy to comment on. It’s the BlogSpot ones that are so onerous.

    • Phew. Glad mine is easy to comment on, we all need easy stuff or it takes too long to get round anyone. I think it depends where we’re commenting from.
      Once I’ve moderated the first comment people can come back and it goes straight up without needing moderation again. Bar one person who I have to moderate each time.. not sure what’s happening there.
      Glad this post was worth you stopping by.
      I’d better get my n drawn now! Almost getting a bit behind.. As always, at this point in the challenge..

      • Yeah, probably after the A to Z, I will keep most of the WordPress bloggers I follow and drop some of the blogspotters. I find myself liking a lot of their blogs, but cringe when I know how much I have to type in just to comment each time.

        Good luck on N

  2. Hi Lynne. Now this may look like a simple enough sketch, but I like it. It’s not a ‘portrait’ of a chicken, but it’s not a childlike rendition either – it is a good, honest-to-goodness quick sketch; or I hope it was. LOL.
    Now my girl, on another note, to prove I actually read before I comment – should it say at the end of your second choice above, ‘… with hers at an appropriate stall ahead.’ ?
    It says ‘… an appropriate stall …’.
    Till later.

    • Pencil sketch took 10mins because the chucks were all moving around and I had a friend waiting for me which always makes me take longer as I can’t relax into it. It’s a composite of hens and a cockrel but don’t tell anyone! Watercolour and ink put on later at home. It’s a pic from a card I got printed.
      Oops.. See I said they all need an extra edit I’m not getting time to do.. it’s been a bit more rough and ready AtoZ than the past 2 I’ve done. No.. Thanks for finding the typo though! it should have real ‘at an appropriate stall ahead’ but I think your version sounds better and is more intriguing.

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