I got the best compliment EVER on my writing a month or so ago. I was meeting with my newly formed critique group (there are three of us and the other two are awesome) and we were still feeling out each other's writing styles. I was going through a new chapter in my manuscript, reading aloud, when Rachel stopped me and asked, "Do you watch Gilmore Girls?"
Monday, September 20, 2010
Um, yes. In response to one of Karen's posts on the first blog post I ever did, I dug mine up to discover that it was about the Gilmore Girls and how it influences my writing. I kind of love that show. And own all the seasons on DVD. And watched it every day for two years.
So, yeah . . . it's reflected in my writing. I try for a lot of sharp, clever banter. Banter is just kind of what spews out when I write dialogue. It's fun. I guess when my first book comes out in March you can see whether I hit the mark or not. Anyway, Rachel (my critique partner) says, "Your stuff totally sounds like Gilmore Girls."
I thought that was pretty cool but Kristine, the other part of our trio, jumped in. "Yeah, I can see that. But the difference is that Gilmore Girls was on at the salon the other day and if you can't see it, you can't tell who's talking. They all sound the same. With your stuff, I can totally tell who's talking even if you don't identify them."
How COOL IS THAT?
It's an overstatement, sure. But I sure liked hearing it.
Anyway, part one of my post today is that compliment because it totally made me happy and I was thinking about it again today.
Part two is that Karen commented that she thought it was funny that my very first blog post just dives right in. No introduction, no this is who I am, no small talk.
I'm sure doing it that way made sense in my head at the time. Like maybe I figured I had just filled out my profile for Blogger so I didn't need to put it in the post. I don't know.
But I guess I better rectify the oversight now. Allow me to introduce myself:
Hi. My name is Melanie Jacobson. I'm a wife, mother, and writer, in that order. This blog is a slice of my brain. I thought I was going to write about writing and review books I read, but I only do that a little. I get kind of bored if that's all I talk about. Mainly, I ramble. I talk about my kids and my husband. I talk about my friends and my philosophies. I don't talk about crafts unless it's to whine because I'm craftarded. I blog to hang out with grownups. I do that less now because I have one more kid than when I started and she's little and likes to be held and loved. It's just a change of seasons and they'll change again. I love my life. I hope I reflect that even when I'm complaining about poop diapers or grocery shopping. I'll be around your blogs often. Thanks for coming around to mine.