Saturday, April 30, 2011

And...Ta da...Z stands for...

zany: Some writers are a little bit, well yanno, cuckoo, zany. *feels people staring* Uh, er, sometimes I've been a little craazzy. Uh-huh.

Zebra: Now I know you are wonderin' what this has to do with my theme of writing. I'm sure one time that a writer has ridden a zebra. *rubs hands together*

Zero: The amount of money prepubbed writers earn. *sobs* (Also zilch) *bawls*

Zest: The thing writers have for their lovely words.

Zing: Writers add this to their precious stories during revision # 543. *wonders why I couldn't have thought about it on revision #2.* *kicks chair*

Zits: Uh, some writers get these. Hmmm, I wonder if it's all the chocolate. Naaaaa

Zoo: What writers live in sometimes. *wink*

ZZZZZZ: "Robyn, wake-up."

"I had the wildest dream. I was traveling through the alphabet, from A to Z. Oh well, back to work." *wink*

I'll leave you with a couple more quotes.Thanks for reading and following to all my writerly friends. *throws kisses*

"Dear Mister Language Person: I am curious about the expression, "Part of this complete breakfast". The way it comes up is, my 5-year-old will be watching TV cartoon shows in the morning, and they'll show a commercial for a children's compressed breakfast compound such as "Froot Loops" or "Lucky Charms", and they always show it sitting on a table next to some actual food such as eggs, and the announcer always says: "Part of this complete breakfast". Don't that really mean, "Adjacent to this complete breakfast", or "On the same table as this complete breakfast"? And couldn't they make essentially the same claim if, instead of Froot Loops, they put a can of shaving cream there, or a dead bat? Answer: Yes." -Dave Barry, Tips for Writer's

"Start early and work hard. A writer's apprenticeship usually involves writing a million words (which are then discarded) before he's almost ready to begin. That takes a while." -David Eddings 

"Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the most. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window." -William FaulknerIeWillsuchas eggs, and 


  1. Good advice and well done on finishing strong.

    Moody Writing

  2. Thanks mood. Thanks for putting up with all my nonsensical words. :-)

  3. Throw it out the window! That's a great visual. Time for some zzz's and other writing, and reading a book. I didn't read much non-screen stuff this month.

  4. Mary, yep, I'm with you. I have writing to do. NAPIBOWRIWEE starts tomorrow. A picture book a day for seven days. :-)

  5. I may have come across the A to Z late, but I'd like to say well done on finishing.
    I see you've got a new writing project starting tomorrow!
    No rest for the wicked.

  6. Congrats, Robyn, you finished the challenge. Z is for the ZZZsss, which hopefully our readers wont feel after they read our books ;)

  7. You've been zany from time to time; from A to Z in fact.
    You've earned an accolade from me - perhaps as many stripes as a zebra.

  8. Dave Barry, what a hoot! As you are too, oh zany one. I bow to your superior ability to make people (me) smile. Thanks for the ride!

  9. Paul, yep. A picture book a day. YIKES. Why do I do this to me???? ;-) I'm thinking you should write a novel. You in?

  10. I have a feeling they will, Rachna. :-)

  11. Bob, what a compliment. *bows* Thanks friend. :-)

  12. (((hugs))) Thanks woman! And I bow to your superior ability to make my brain learn. I learned so much my brain aches. :-)

    Ahhhh, now for a nap. :-) Oh wait. A picture book a day. SHEESH! :-)

  13. Robyn, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  14. Congrats, Robin, for completing the challenge with such a delightful post. And thanks for your visit and comment on my blog today. Woo hoo! We did it

  15. Talk about kicking it across the finish line--you Rock!! Picture book a day for a week...mmmm...that is one challenge I would love to do, but thinking I must concentrate on my book proposal...okay, I can't believe I just wrote book proposal--see what happens when we take on blogging challenges!!
    Thanks for leaving your One word--much appreciated!

  16. Congrats! I has been fun. I have always come away with a chuckle!

    Gregg Metcalf
    Colossians 1:28-29

    Gospel-driven Disciples

  17. hehe zoo! You have done the best job of this A-Z. So funny :) Well done you XX

  18. Thanks for all the wonderful anecdotes and laughs, Robyn. AND Congrats on completing the challenge!

  19. Great A to Z. My last name begins with Z, and I have started more sentences with "Z as in zebra..."

  20. Congrats on finishing, Robyn! Wonderful A-Z's. I love your quotes too :-) I wonder if I've written a million words yet!

  21. Love, love, love the quotes, as well as the crazy stuff that came before it! :D I can so relate to getting the zing in @ draft #543 which is what editing does feel like after a time - endless rewrites!

    Would like the link for the giveaway! Thanks a mil!

  22. Great job on the A-Z. I enjoyed it!

  23. I love Dave Barry. ANd I have also wondered about that "part of a complete breakfast" which just means it is not compeletely nutritious. So chocolate could be part of a complete breakfast, or Jujyfruits. You just have to make sure the rest of the food is healthy.

  24. I love the ZZZZ's and I know all about living in a zoo!! Great post once again Robyn!

  25. Congratulations for Blogging from A to Z! You did an admirable job.

    And on Faulkner's quote: I won't be throwing any books out the window, but I might sell them cheap at a yard sale!

    Tossing It Out

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