Monday, August 6, 2012

Beautiful words

 Happy Civic Holiday to all Canadians!  Hope you have a great long-weekend.

 WORD FOR THIS POST:

Intimidate (v):  1. to make timid; fill with fear. 2. to overawe or cow, as through the force of personality or by superior display of wealth, talent, etc.
3. to force into or deter from some action by inducing fear: to intimidate a voter into staying away from the polls.
 
As I scour the internet reading blogs, articles and news, I'm often reminded how many people it takes to write everything I read. This directly equates to talent and I am in an absolute awe of writing talent.

My mind feels like a sponge soaking as much information in as possible, without dripping (or drooling in my case). How do they combine the words to make beautiful sentences that make sense and mesmerize me?
 
Others writing skills seem so well thought out, their words easy to read. The closest I can compare it to is taste of chocolate chip cookies (my favourite). Why does it seem that the most beautiful writing is easiest to read and understand?
 
It's similar to hearing public speakers and watching Olympians perform. It's a talent I only hope to have the strength and ability to learn as fluently as possible.

Sometimes it's intimidating, but mostly I feel empowered. Ready to take on the challenge. Thriving to improve, aiming to affect my readers as well.

Why am I writing about this today? Because I'm in the process of working on my fourth piece, a novella (perhaps a short novel from the way it's going) that will conclude the Two Halves series (unless an inspiration hits to write a fifth - you never know) and I'm reflecting on the past few years and how much my life has changed because of books and writing.

This week, it will be difficult to keep my concentration in tact as I get ready to leave for New York. So excited! I've been warned that it's big (well duh! - sorry, couldn't help it)  I've studied the map of Manhattan, made a schedule (it's pretty light so we can actually enjoy it) and all I have left to do is pack :) I'll write about my experience when I return (unless I find time while in NY :))
 
Cheers!



6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Beautiful sentences? Probably not my posts!
Yes, New York is big, but that just means more things to do.

Ciara said...

I just went to the city last April and fell madly in love with it. I hope you enjoy it, too.

Lynda R Young said...

Have fun in New York! I'd love to visit again one day. And yes, writing and books have a way of changing our lives.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I've belatedly started reading Two Halves - I downloaded it ages ago, but only installed the Kindle app on my phone this week, so I could read stuff while camping. It's great so far, and if you're writing more, I'll have to get cracking! Good luck with Number 4, and enjoy New York!

DMS said...

Have fun in NY! Lots of great things to see and do there. Good luck on your novella. :)
~Jess

Sharon Hamilton said...

I love NY (wait, someone else's words?). Hope you come back inspired. It's like no other place on the planet.