I might have mentioned it once or twice, but in case you've missed it, I've been part of a test kitchen for the last 6 years. It has been fabulous! I've loved trying all the new things, learning new techniques, chatting with new friends.
And now it's over. I made my last Josi recipie Friday. The last book is finished. And I don't get any new fun emails. (sigh. I'm kind of in mourning for this one!)
Anyway, back to the topic at hand. One of the bakers had the idea to do a bio page for each one of us in this last book (and there's a cook book too!) So I needed to write my page. 100-400 words, so nice and short.
Um, ok, I guess I can do that. I mean, I write all the time, right?
Yeah. It took me almost 45 minutes to write my 148 words. I had to rewrite it 4 times before it finally broke 100 words. And it sounded really REALLY stupid. So after the 6th rewrite I think it might be passable.
I have a whole new respect for authors when they post things like "I only got 3000 words written today". Seriously. I'll need a story that grabs me and demands to be let out before I write anything for real.
Here is different - I can spout out my randomness just fine. 'Cause I don't really worry about it making any sense.
See - I just plunked out 250 words and changed a diaper in 10 minutes. Randomness is easy. Understandable . . . not so much!