"oooiicaaa, ooooiicaa, oooiicaaa."--Tin Man
A favorite book of mine is The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. You know the one--It's that story about a young woman sick of life on the farm yearning to be somewhere over the rainbow and her exciting journey down a yellow brick road, meeting Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion--all in need of a Wizard's help--an oil can for Tin Man; a heart for Scarecrow, courage for Cowardly Lion, plus a return ticket home for a girl in red shoes--thwarted by a witch and band of flying monkeys.
If you have been wondering where I have been, I've been busy. Busy working on two new children's stories. They're out there. Fingers are crossed they find a home. Busy taking a break from writing. Busy making new friends and moving.
Today I plan to do writing practice. Writing practice is what I do to grease the writing wheels that spin inside my head. It is where I sit in a chair in a favorite secret writing place, open a notebook, finger-hug a pen, and write like the wind--anything and everything that pops into my head--to get the c**p out and hopefully get to the good stuff.
Writing practice is my oil can.
Time to get the rust out. Time to start a new writing project. Time for writing practice.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
"Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast."--Logan Pearsall Smith
Know your audience.