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Friday, April 03, 2009
Not enough time - reading
There are not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do. I suppose that means I need to cut some things, but will I? Probably not. I'm a pantster when it comes to writing, so when I'm working out a scene in my head, I can sew or embroider, or do a myriad other things I like to do. The one thing I can't do is read. If I read something close to what I write while trying to work out a scene in my head, I start thinking like the author I just read instead of myself. Not good.

So, I read the exact opposite of what I write. I read contemps. I've discovered that I'm not very good at contemps - maybe because I don't much like world building and the stuff I'd like to do can't be done in today's world. I like paranormals - to a point. I don't like much of what is labeled urban fantasy, or vampires, or shape-shifters. There's not much left after that except the occasional ghost or time travels.

I like Inspirationals, but I've discovered that I can't write the really heavy ones. I prefer the lighter inspirationals - the stuff you see very little of. It's too bad because not everyone wrestles so much with their faith that the rest of the world comes to a stop.

And, I'd love to blend my two favorite genres - Inspirationals and Regencies. I've read a couple set in that time period and, for the most part, they have been pretty good. Not good enough to go on my keeper shelf, but good enough for me to give away and recommend to someone else.

So, I haven't much to say, so I'll just stop here before you fall asleep over the keyboard.

Why did I start a blog, again?

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1 Comments:
Blogger Cindy Swanson said...
Hi Denise! Thanks so much for commenting on my TT post...even though it was a re-run! (Appropriate for a TV-related post, right? :))

It was good to hear from you. I've lost a bit of interest in my blog after becoming heavily involved in Facebook, but I don't want it to go by the wayside, so I'm trying to keep it up too.

Blessings!

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