An old cowboy colloquialism. I used to be such a huge fan of cowboy stories. Then I 'met' Paul French, aka Isaac Asimov. I was hooked on science fiction. Then, onto The Lord of the Rings. Fantasy captured me. I love it.
Getting back in the saddle... If you note, I put on the 'progress' section of this page that I sent off a few chapters to my editor. My gosh - that felt sooo good.
I had to re-read these chapters to make sure they were 'up to snuff' for her. No errors, good writing, characters in character (*g*). As I re-read, I felt good about the chapters. That is such a wonderful feeling. To like what you've written. I think it's a kind of barometer for whether my readers will like it or not. They will like these chapters. *g*
Lot of colloquialisms in this posting. My favorite.... "Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand."
I have to keep getting involved with other writers, other critique groups, other conferences and other blogs in order to understand. I need it for my craft, but more importantly, I need it for life.
Life is never dull.