Thursday, March 07, 2013
I'm not a writer. I don't like to write. I don't ever like to write. I would rather do almost anything to keep from writing. I'm a speaker, a teacher, a preacher . . . but not a writer. The problem is that I've got ideas, and some of them are good. One of the best ways to communicate ideas, beyond my little world, is to write them down and send them out. And so I write. And I don't much like it. You would laugh to see me write. I speak out loud and then write it down. I read out loud back to myself and then edit whatever I've written. That's another obstacle to good writing. I spend too much time editing and not enough time writing. I wouldn't bring it up except that Tina and I are working on a book together and books require writing.--lots of writing. Tina is a writer. She loves to write. She writes and then says whatever she wrote. That's very different from me. I write what I speak. She speaks what she writes. We couldn't be more different.
lol Someday, you may own a copy of my book. It will likely be available in the discount bin. When you read it, do me a favor and read it out loud, because that's how it will have been written.