Monday, September 13, 2010

Time for a little confession?

Maybe past time?  A look back into my blog archives found my last confession-related posting was dated April 2010.

So here goes: 
Normally, I'm one of those writer's that LOVES the rough draft stage of writing.  There's something about a new shiny story that is SO captivating and thrilling!  Editing?  Um, not so much.  I've been known to describe editing as hell on earth.  And I fully meant it. 

Until now. 

I know.  I was shocked too.  I don't know what happened.  I have a sneaking suspicion it has to do with my outlook or perspective in relation to the fiendish task, but why question it? 

I plan on riding this wave of happiness out until it ends.  It's nice to finally understand what those insane-editing-loving writer's are talking about.  Making your story better with each agonizing change can be refreshing, if you let it.

In non-writing related confessions: 
I like pickled okra and boiled peanuts.

It's weird, I know.  I've made fun of hubs for years and in retaliation, he's been getting me to try odd things I think are gross.  So far everything he's made me try, I've liked.  Next up:  pickled eggs.  I'm totally stalling on that one.  Sounds nasty, but he swears I'll love it.  He's been right about everything else so far, so why can't I just give in and give it a go???  Perspective is a funny thing in life, isn't it???  

Sometimes we cling so hard to what we THINK is right, we don't open ourselves up to the possibilities that surround us.  

What about you?  Any perspectives holding you back in life?



  1. Kristi, PLEASE no pics of the pickled egg thing. It will NOT be pretty on my end if I see you taking a bite of those things. Just the thought has started a storm in the stomach.

  2. Yay for editing! I think it must use a different part of our brains, but there's something great about seeing the work become more and more polished...

    As for me, I was convinced I wouldn't like my Kindle. I bought one for traveling, and I thought I would feel traitorous using it, like I'm cheating on "real" books... but psst... I don't. I love it.

  3. Hey I love pickled eggs! My mom used to peel boiled eggs and drop them in the dill pickle juice one the pickles were gone. Good idea huh? I've done it a time or two. I like pickled beets, watermelon rind, asparagus and green beans. I'm pretty sure I'd like pickled okra!

    (I also love the editing more than the actual creating of the process.)

  4. Next thing you'll be telling us you LOVE REJECTIONS also! :P Have you been sleeping next to a pod???

    Pickled eggs are actually pretty good.

  5. Ew, I'm with you - pickled eggs sounds gross. I'm not a fan of any kind of okra, but I do like boiled peanuts.

  6. Pickled eggs? Hmmm...interesting. I'll admit, I like pickled bologna. Don't laugh--it's good. ;-)

    Now, only if I good grab a hold of the way you feel about editing. I LOVE to just write. Everything that comes after it gives me the willies.


  7. Boiled peanuts???

    I'm so glad you are liking the editing stage!!! Can't wait to see the results!

  8. Yikes on the pickled eggs!
    I love the rough draft part, editing is okay, not my favorite, but I do love that my wip gets better because of it and I feel so accomplished when it's done!

  9. Enjoy the enjoyment of editing - hopefully it lasts!! :)

  10. Vicki - LOL...a woman after my own heart! That makes two of us, yet I have a sneaking suspicion that, like the other things I was frightened of, they will be DELICIOUS!

    Jennifer - you and I totally share that Kindle fear. Glad to hear you're loving more pro on the side of Kindle for me! ;-) Maybe this Christmas I can be brave and give it a try!

    KarenG - My hubs mom did the same thing! I love deviled eggs and honestly, they sound similar. I think it's the whole idea of it. AND I'm WITH you on the pickled beets, asparagus and green beans. NOT sure about that watermelon rind, though.

    DL - Are you surprised that I REALLY do love rejections? Okay, not all of them. BUT on the bright side, they do make me feel kind of "official". LOL.

    Melissa - The boiled peanuts are a new favorite of mine!!! Thought I would hate them, but they're so salty and delicious!!!

    Justine - I totally get the love of writing part. Me too. This is the first time I have EVER enjoyed editing. It makes no sense.

    Kristin - TRY IT! It sounds crazy weird, but it's pretty tasty! And addicting! AND you know you'll be seeing those revisions all too soon. ;-)

    Kelly - I think it's that sense of accomplishment that keeps me going on the editing!

    Jemi - I hope it lasts too!!! Atleast until I'm most of the way through...only time will tell.