Tuesday, February 09, 2010

What is going on?!?!

As I'm sure you all have read, yesterday was basically a comedic nightmare. Well, you have to laugh so you don't cry, right?!?! But also, in the past few days, I have gone from 7 to 10 followers!!! yes Yes YES!!!
Thank you all for joining me!!! So excited about that.
Also, on a very bright note- I have finally 'figured out' what I need to do with Sally Circle. As some of you know, "Sally Circle" is a rhyming PB of mine that I've been having critiqued for the past month. I realized, after a while, that my rhyme wasn't in perfect meter, so with the help of my amazing critique group and some self-study, it finally clicked today and I'm hoping I'll have a new, revised, metrically sound version of it complete by this coming Monday. Yes, I've given myself a deadline.
Although I think (I hope) it's clicked, I am still staying AWAY from rhyme for a long, long time. There is so much involved. Obviously I cannot rely on my sense of rhythm alone. I have learned so much since starting this blog and joining a critique group- I cannot even believe it!!! I am slowly becoming a better writer and my hope of becoming published gets stronger every day!
Thank you to all my old and new followers- you guys are the best!!!
Tomorrow I'm going to put up a post about RHYME- for those of you that are dealing with, or want to delve into, writing a rhyming picture book. Come join me in poetic hell!


ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh believe me... I've already joined you in poetic hell... I have absolutely no idea how to fix my disaster of a meter-less poem!

But YAY for you!! I'm so glad it all clicked for you Dena! Sally Circle is adorable and I can't wait to see where it goes!

Jonathon Arntson said...

I think rhythm and rhyme are two totally different things. While poetry can be cute and endearing, a similar effect can be created just by writing prose and/or just plain, old-fashioned well-chosen words.<<<<that's what we do with all of our stories anyway, right?

I think you were brave to even attempt rhyming in the first place. Me, never. Maybe someday when I have a well-versed collaborator ;)

Oh, about the followers, I have a tendency to be persuasive, glad a few popped over!

DenaDaw said...

Yes, I think any good PB needs a nice rhythm. "Sally Circle" is one of those rare instances where the story is actually enhanced by the rhyme. Must remember to never get myself into this situation again! :p

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