Thursday, June 9, 2011

Writing Is Like . . .

(Photo from Google -

Writing is like an amusement park, full of
fun and adventure,
thrills and screams,
impatience . . . when . . .  lines . . . stretch . . .  halfway. . . to . . .forever,
disappointment when best rides shut down
or money runs out
but hunger and thirst persist.
Writing is like heavy-lidded weariness as you head on home,
thinking you won't return for ages,
but awaken refreshed and gung ho for more wild rides.   

Where in tarnation did this poem come from? I can thank Katie Dodge for the inspiration by tagging me. Now it’s my turn to tag three others. It’s a fun tag. Really. All you have to do is finish this sentence, “Writing is like . . .”

So, here goes, the three writers I’m tagging are:

Stephanie PQW - Because she’s working so hard getting her book about ancient Nubia ready to launch in February, just in time for Black History month. Right now she’s conducting a vote about a new title for her novel, so please take a minute and visit her blog, cast your vote, and if you have a better idea for a title, she’s listening to any suggestions.

Nutschell – She's got so many cool posts and is always organizing writer events, plus she takes awesome photographs at conferences and is a friend to everyone she meets.

Heather Kelly – Because she’s been supportive of me since the first day I started my blog and offered to walk me through the steps to join Twitter. She didn’t know me from Adam, but she reached out to be my friend.

One last note: The second book in the Monster Moon mystery series, Secret of Haunted Bog, will be released June 15th. It’s for kids ages 8 to 12. If you haven’t watched the two book trailers I designed, please cast your vote for your favorite. Here they are. You can vote in the sidebar or in the footer of this blog. Thanks!

Trailer #1 - Monster Moon - Secret of Haunted Bog

Trailer #2 - Secret of Haunted Bog

You comments or constructive criticism is appreciated. Thanks! 


Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Writing is definitely like an amusement park. At the moment I'm going through the thrills... I haven't reached the spills yet but I know it's coming ;)

Katie Dodge said...

Oh, it's so true! The ups and downs and complete exhaustion, but still coming back for more! Fun post! :D

Talli Roland said...

Great poem and so, so true. It's a ride, for sure!

Maria Cisneros Toth Blog said...

I LoVe your PoEm, LyNn. Writing really is like an aMusEmeNt park. All of those uPs and DoWnS yet we keep going back for more! :-)

Unknown said...

Aww! Lynn--I felt embraced by your friendship from the start too! I appreciate your kind words, and am so glad that you started blogging! And I can't wait to receive a certain package in the mail! :) I voted for the first book trailer. I liked the set up. :) Now I just have to figure out what writing is...

Matthew MacNish said...

Just stopping by to follow quick!

Stephanie, PQW said...

You tagged me and now you have to listen ;-)

Writing is like having the windows of imagination wide open and the passing breeze sweeps my ideas across the printed page, or computer screen. Honestly. When I write, images just pour out into words. Most of the time I have no idea where they come from, but I think it is the coolest thing. I watch the storyline develop on the page in front of me.

Talei said...

Hi Lyn, I have a lovely award for you at my blog. Do swing by when you have a few minutes! ;-)

LynNerdKelley said...

Lynda - That's wonderful that you're enjoying the thrills, and I hope you don't have to deal with spills. Yes, enjoy the ride!

Katie, Talli, Wub2Write - Thanks. Yes, we keep coming back for more. Go figure!

Heather - I hope the pkg. arrives soon. I have a feeling you won't have any trouble sharing what writing is to you!

Matt - Thank you for stopping by and signing up. Great interview today on Heather's blog.

Stephanie - That's so beautiful. I hope youll post it on your blog.

Oh, Talei, you've piqued my curiosity. I'll be there in a jiff!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Liek the animation in the trailers. My publisher created mine and I haven't seen many others that have actual animation. Good job!

cleemckenzie said...

Writing is definitely a thrilling experience, and frustrating and painful and lovely and rewarding and . . . It's all about those ups and downs, isn't it?

Great trailers.

Julie Musil said...

Those trailers were great! And I love the poem. We're definitely on a wild ride.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I loved the poem, Lynn! WTG!

Anonymous said...

Love the poem and the trailers. The first one is fun and showcases the book and its art wonderfully but the music from the second adds a cool sense of thrill.

Nice Post and Site :)

Talei said...

Definitely a roller coaster ride! Step in and hold on tight! ;-)

Talei said...

Definitely a roller coaster ride! Step in and hold on tight! ;-)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love roller coasters!!! And the one in the picture is from Magic Mountains in California. Arrow Dynamics designed it - one of the first corkscrews ever. Yes, I know way too much about roller coasters.

LynNerdKelley said...

Thanks, Alex. That's really cool that your publisher designed your trailers and that you're happy with them.

Lee - Yes, so many emotions involved in our writing journey!

Thanks, Julie. Yep, definitely a wild ride, and we never know if we'll stay on the tracks or if it will lead somewhere else!

Thank you, Sharon.

Gene - Thanks for stopping by and sharing your feedback on the trailers. Cool!

Talei - Yes, gotta hold tight and keep going!

L. Diane - So glad you stopped by and shared your knowledge about rollercoasters. That's neat to know the pictured coaster is at Magic Mountain in California. I live in Calif but haven't been there in probably 25 years. It looks pretty darn good for being one of the first corkscrews ever designed.

Bish Denham said...

I'm the trough at the moment, struggling up hill like the Little Engine That Could. "I think I can, I think I can...."

LynNerdKelley said...

Hi Bish - Thanks for stopping by. I hope the drought ends soon. No fun dealing with all that.

Unknown said...

Love the analogy about the amusement park! Definitely agree :o)

Melissa Amateis said...

Oh, I LOVE that poem. So appropriate! And congrats on the release of your books!!! That is awesome!

LynNerdKelley said...

Thanks, D.U.

Hi Melissa! So glad you stopped by. Thank you!