Currently listening to: Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics (old school tonight)

As you can see, I’m playing around with a new theme. Not sure if I’m loving this one, but my old theme had some limitations design-wise. So, for now, I’ll try this theme on for a few days & see how I feel.

Along with the new theme, I also added a new widget (such a funny little word!). I finally succumbed & joined Twitter (@thisismewriting). Not entirely sure why or whether I’ll keep it up, but I’ll give it a shot. I’m already addicted to Facebook (after resisting for months), so maybe Twitter isn’t such a good idea given my highly addictive personality towards all things social media. Although, I did resist myspace. Ok, actually, I just couldn’t figure out myspace.

Anyways, I promise not to let Twitter get in the way of my blogging, nor writing. I remain committed! Now off to write something longer than 140 characters.


Came across this exercise here while doing some blog reading this evening. Apparently, the exercise originated here. The idea is to come up with 5 reasons why you love writing & 5 reasons why you think your WIP rocks. So, here are my thoughts.

5 Reasons I Love Writing:

  1. My overactive imagination is put to good use.
  2. I can’t draw, paint, or play the piano all that well. This is my art form; my way of expressing myself.
  3. There is a beginning, a middle, and an end that I am in complete control of.
  4. When an idea works, it has a life of its own; but still, I’m somehow responsible.
  5. It’s my escape from the mundane.

5 Reasons I Think My WIP Rocks:

  1. It’s an interesting take on the idea of the absentee parent.
  2. The tangled web of unlikely relationships.
  3. My main character’s psychology.
  4. Symbols & themes emerge without me planning them.
  5. I can actually see it in my head & I think it all works well.

Image: YanivG via flickr