Friday, January 18, 2008

I Frighten Myself!

I was checking the blog for comments - thank you S and J for your comments! But I re-read my posts periodically to check for errors and realized something horribly frightening -

Several of my HI - Part 1 sentences had 'Junie B. Jones' written all over them. AAAccckkkkk! I cannot even describe how I am feeling right now. I have been a voracious reader since 2nd grade and fearful of ever writing anything 'real.' Because I feel I am a good reader - not writer. And I have many writers I enjoy but I've never been wrapped up in the intellectual side of the writing.

Obviously! No offense to the author of the Junie B. Jones tales of which my girls adore (because I think one of them can really relate to Junie but I won't reveal which kiddo!), but it's never been my goal to emulate Junie's "style" or conversation habits.

Apparently reading Junie B. Jones is (almost) a Flower Girl this week had an impact. "See how......" "See the ......" I can hear myself next post "SEE HOW THE SALT WATER, WIND AND HUMIDITY MAKE MY HAIR SUPER FRIZZY AND FLUFFY" (note - I don't bother with a curling iron there based on experience - the ponytail is your friend)

SO - they aren't ready for Patricia Cornwell and the Kay Scarpetta series yet. Post-mortems at bedtime reading are probably not recommended. SIGH

1 comment:

Josh & Sarah said...

You are too funny...