Listen. I’m sick of living in this country. The weather sucks here in my corner of 🇨🇦. It’s May 1st for effs sake and we have rain, cold, grey skies and no sign of spring. This has been going on after a BRUTAL, long winter. I’m Fed.Up. So don’t expect some Happy Happy Joy Joy from me in this blog today…
I have nothing to say either that would interest anyone. I have no life, other than the day in day out same old. Doesn’t make for particularly interesting blog fodder. Even my dog walking has reduced…that’s my part-time job and I must find a way to increase this gig by posting flyers around the ‘hood.
Perhaps WHEN THE RAIN STOPS I can pick this up again, too. Argh.
So what do I do all day, besides the usual tend to house and family and food and shopping and sick kids and all the rest of it?
Basically I spend most of my time writing short stories whenever I get a few moments of peace and quiet.
My aim is to publish some of them on a kindle platform; I have a friend who knows how to do this so I will take her up on the offer to help me and get started. Perhaps this week is the week I will publish my first story for all of you to read… 🙂
While writing, I’ve been using an online thesaurus. Do you do this? I think this is my most favorite thing to do, to look up synonyms. For example, in one of my stories I noticed I’ve used the word reach far too many times.
Automatically, his hands reached for her. He ran his hands along her arms, then along her waist until he reached her back.
So awkward. Along, reach…I mean, this isn’t particularly creative.
I had to re-write the sentence and come up with some better words.
At the same time, I recognize that when writing, especially when I’m inspired, editing isn’t of primary importance. Editing comes later. Just get the words on the page. Get them out.
It’s tricky, and takes practice, but it works. At least for me. Then, later, I re-read and re-write by actively using the online thesaurus and a variety of source dictionaries to help me improve my story.
Do you use a thesaurus?
So there you have it. A non-blog post full of drivel. I hope your week is progressing better than mine. Happy Hump Day. Send us some sunshine if you happen to be in a place that has some.