Welcome to A Writer’s POV. If someone had told me that writing a novel would cause me to loose sleep, gain weight, snap at my husband, pull my hair out, (literally and figuratively) and kick the dog, if I had one, I never would have put pen to paper. But as they say, ignorance is bliss, and I plunged in and began writing my book with the na├»ve expectation that I’d be finished in a year. Needless to say, five years and seven drafts later, I’m still on my quest for the Holy Grail, a published novel. Although frustrating, I spent that time growing as a writer. Every rewrite, revision and critique taught me something. Every book I read or workshop I attended offered new insights and ways to improve my craft. My goal with this blog is to share with you what I've learned so far. To talk about issues that plague all writers, to talk about the nuts and bolts of writing. Despite the fact that it's all been said before, each of us has our own way of telling a story and hopefully you'll visit often for help, support or just for the fun of it to read the posts written from this writer's point of view.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Writers Always Win...Eventually

I don't know about you, but I'm one of those people with brain-lag who can never think of a smart come-back when needed until it's too late. "Oh yeah?" worked when I was six, and "your mother wears army boots" is no longer relevant and actually something to be proud of now with so many women serving in the military.

I've accepted the fact that I'm witticism challenged. But as I writer I have the ability to live vicariously through the characters in my novel supplying them the witty retorts I'd never be able to hurl at adversaries in real life.

It still takes time though, but eventually I can create a scene with banter that reads like it just came off the top of my head in seconds. Somewhat satisfying to me and cheaper than therapy.

It's good to be a writer.