Forrest Gump’s momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” I suppose the same could be said of writing, but . . . since we’re writers, we feel compelled to come up with our own silly comparisons.
Hence the creation of the Box of Chocolates Writing Meme–in which you may compare writing to anything but a box of chocolates.
How does it work? Take the phrase “Writing is like . . .” and finish it. Post it on your blog. Tag three others to do the same. That is all. See how easy that is?
Writing is like leading a double life.
Because “real life” around here is very farm-girl fabulous. In the summer I spend a lot of time pulling weeds, planting seeds, watering vegetables, hauling wheelbarrows full of soil. And in late summer through the fall I spend a lot of time canning and pickling produce and drying herbs. And in late fall the hubster and I are processing meat chickens–which means I’m plucking feathers. Lots of feathers.
I spend the rest of my time writing paranormal fiction.
The juxtaposition of the two is often kind of surreal.
Like the time I had a dream that evil faeries were attacking my farm, and I had to fend them off with the magical light rays that shot from my palms.
Or the time I was making dill pickles and thinking about how vampire transformations might work for a story I was writing.
Or like every night when I’m cooking dinner and thinking about Trickster figures and prophetic dreams, debating about how much violence is too much, or wondering how exactly iron might be harmful to fairies
My head is a crazy place, y’all. Be happy you can’t see inside.
NOW I get to foist this silly meme of mine upon others! And I choose:
1. Jenny Phresh of The Party Pony. Because I’m pretty sure her answer will be unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.
2. A.M. Supinger of The Inner Owlet, who often freaks me out with her dream stories but who promises to be gracious about being tagged.
3. Susan Warren Utley of Creative Procrastination, because she made me howl with her post about why you should never mow the lawn alone.