Monday, April 2, 2012

B stands for...

Book! 
Robyn and herself were having a chat one day. 
"Self, I have a story inside me just itching to get out. I've heard the statistics. They're staggering. About 80% of all Americans want to write a book. What should I do about this strange occurrence?" Robyn asked.
"Are the voices inside your head screaming to get out? Do you feel the need to sit down and type all the day long? Do you want to kill Mrs. Adverb and even her son, Adjective?" Self asked a lot of probing questions. 
The day after this talk with Self, Robyn sat down at the keyboard and people popped out of her head and onto the computer screen. She laughed and laughed at all the fun she was having. 
"Self!" She called. "I am thrilled to tell you my fingers are dancing across the keyboard. It is a most gripping experience!"
Self glanced her way and winked.
She grinned and decided to take life one page at a time.
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26 comments:

  1. I am glad that Robyn persuaded Self! How long have you been writing, Robyn?

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  2. 80% may wan to write a book but how many actually DO it. You're living the dream, my friend.

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  3. Ha Ha! Felt like I was reading Winnie the Pool, love your voice! :)

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  4. Love that Robin chats with Robin on a regular basis. Sheri does that with Sheri a lot; probably too much.

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  5. Yes, we do have to do something about those screaming voices, don't we?

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  6. This was charming. I'm glad Robyn continues to write. But 80% want to write a book? That is one amazing statistic!

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  7. Ha! I can't wait to read your first book.

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  8. congratulations to Self for continuing to write. Here's hoping my own Self decides to do the same thing!

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  9. I love how much fun you have with your writing!!

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  10. Life, one page at a time! Love it, amigo!

    Sending hugs your way,
    Karen

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  11. 80% of Americans want to write a book? Wow, I had no idea it was so high. And look, you're actually writing it. :)

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  12. Love this!! So glad that Robyn convinced Robyn to write! Julie went through a process like that a while back ;)

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  13. But are Mrs. Adverb and her son Adjective still alive?

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  14. Ohmigosh, Robyn, this is my favorite of all your posts. What fun! Pure, simple fun. Sounds like this came from a book! You done good, lady! Very, very Good. Although the letter today is "B," I have to give you an A+++ for this post! Woot! XO

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  15. What fun, Robyn! Glad you decided to let those characters dance out of your thoughts and onto your computer screen!

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  16. I'm glad you got all those people out of your head! :)

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  17. I've had a similar conversation with Self.

    Great B post, Robyn.

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  18. One page at a time makes sense to me.

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  20. didn't really have a conversation as more of a tackling of characters. My Muse encouraged them all to rush me in a flash mob of scenes and people wanting to tell their story. Out of that dizzying experience I have the meat of four solid novels and story ideas for a few more! Guess I will be a writer if they have to plunk me down in front of the keyboard kicking and screaming. :)

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  21. You're having a great conversation with yourself. Can I join in??

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  22. and only 20% to read them?
    Not good mathematics, but still I am a little worried :-)

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