Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sunday Scribblings: Roadchick would never write . . .

The 'chick put a little bit of thought into this, but not much. Laziness, you say? Partially. But the reality of what the 'chick writes, what makes it uniquely hers is that she writes what interests her.

What you see here is almost a direct window into the 'chick's mind. Depending on where she is at that point, you could get humor, self-help, romance, history, poetry, sci-fi, and even horror. There are times you might get recipes, cooking tips, organizational helps, or a to-do list.

Roadchick does write a little bit of fiction, but that is not what this blog is about. This blog is the style that is the most comfortable to her right now. For the moment, it entertains the 'chick to refer to herself in the third person. Sometimes it makes it easier to tell the harder things or to mock herself. When it ceases to amuse, then you will get first person.

There is another reason for third person though. It wasn't why it started, but it is why it continued. When the 'chick is going about her workaday life, going to work, cooking dinner, washing clothes, etc. at the back of her mind she is always watching to see if there is anything worth writing about. Where is the humor? Where is the message? Can this mundane task be made interesting enough to be included in the Roadtrip? It's made her more aware. It's made her more present. It's made her live her life more like Roadchick, who, as it turns out, is a pretty intrepid, courageous, vivacious person. It is the alter-ego of the person behind the keyboard. Perhaps it is the true personality of the person behind the keyboard, the one that was hidden out of self-preservation, at least for a time and then didn't know how to come out again. It is the person that she forgot she was.

So, the conclusion that the 'chick came up with was this: Roadchick would never write what she doesn't want to. Even if it did mean stretching her talent and ability because it would be false and it would be boring - boring to write and boring to read.

5 comments:

leonie said...

leonie likes the chick's writing... all of it. keep bloggin' it all, i love the variety.

briliantdonkey said...

good post as usual. 2 am and have to go to work. ughhhh

BD

paris parfait said...

Methinks Roadchick is very clever. Wonderful post!

Pacian said...

That is the most excellent thing to never write, Roadchick. I think I've been living my own writer's life by this credo as well...

sundaycynce said...

Once again--the chick has said it SO well!