Wednesday, August 16, 2006
One brush at a time...one word at a time...
Lately, I've been re-reading the excellent O’Malley series by Dee Henderson. I fit them in during my lunch breaks and down time at home in the evenings. I love those books, (love everything she's written!) and since they are romantic suspense novels, they help keep me in the mood while I work on my own romantic suspense WIP.
But there's a down side...
In reading these "clasics", I can see how my writing can’t compare to hers and probably never will!
But I keep telling myself – it truly is an art form. An amateur can’t pick up the paintbrush and expect his first attempt to be Picasso-worthy. Or second attempt. Or even third attempt. Practice makes perfect, as it is with everything important in our lives.
Dee Henderson is my Picasso.
And I feel like a first grader with finger paints.
But I plug onward!
One brush at a time. One word at a time.