Two Road Diverged in a Yellow Wood…
I’m feeling poetic tonight and one of my fav’s is the thought-provoking poem, The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost, you can find the full version Here.
What got me thinking about it was a YA book I read recently. It was a good book, but something was missing. It’s as if the choice I thought the author would make, they didn’t.
In my opinion, it would have really made the story that much better. The choice seemed to be screaming at me, so I’m surprised the author didn’t take advantage?
This got me thinking. (Hey. It’s not always a bad thing peeps. Well, sometimes, but I digress.) What if I’m missing that moment in my story?
Are we exhausting all the angles we can to make our stories shine? Or do we take the easy route? I’m not really sure how to answer that. I’d like to think I’m checking out all the angles, but what if I miss something. I was surprised that this author and CP’s etc. didn’t catch this moment, But. I didn’t write it, so maybe it was left out on purpose. I don’t know. It didn’t harm the book, it was great without it, but it just got me thinking about choices.
So, my dear peeps, have you exhausted all the angles in your stories? Have you found something you missed and been like *face palm* why didn’t I see that? This just made it that much better.
Or maybe, that’s what the whole writing process is. Trying to discover the angles you missed in the first draft? You tell me ;o)
I was fortunate enough to win one of the 5 prizes up for grab in Shannon’s 500+ follower contest! Woo Hoo!! Thanks so much Shannon ;o) She has a fantastic blog, Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe. It’s chocked full of wonderful writerly goodies! Check it ;o)
Welp, I’m going on vacation (Family Trip to Kansas City) for a week and I won’t have my baby (macbook) I know. I’m incredibly sad, but I need to leave it for the hubs (he started a new job and can’t go) I will have my iPod touch and Blackberry so I’ll be checking in, but may not be able to leave any comments, but rest assured I will be reading them ;o)
I’m guest posting this Friday over at Dolly’s fantabulous blog Writer Revealed. She’s totally awesome, and so is her blog! Wanna know why I write YA Paranormal? And maybe some other stuff. Ha. Check it out ;o) I will be posting a link to her blog in a post that I scheduled for Friday too, in case you miss this one. What am I saying… LOL if you’re reading this you didn’t miss it, right? Ha.
Well, take care! I’ll be back later next week ;o) Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do *wink*
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