Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hemingway And Editing

Hemingway said one should write drunk and edit sober. I have a thought on that. One should edit while rested and strong.

The 'goof' that I spoke of yesterday was not a goof at all. It was the product of exhaustion. Thankfully, I recognized that I was too tired to make any changes. That saved the whole work. Saved me from having to undue anything I might have done.

The ages are fine. The world changed when my heroine was born, that's true. But I didn't have to add her brother's age to hers. He was born seven years later. That didn't make her twenty-one. That made her fourteen. *g*

As for today, I went to a social media workshop sponsored by Skyline Writers. The presenter was very good. She realized that most of us were there to figure out how to 'make' a website. She had us all log onto WordPress and create a blog there, and then from that website, we were able to create a website.

However -- I am not impressed with WordPress and its blog. It seems, and I might be wrong about this, that the only way to get my blog to look the way I want it to, is to pay. 

Here at blogspot, I've created a blog that I'm truly proud of. I love the mountain background. I love the columns on either side. I love having the freedom (without paying) to change fonts and colors and such.

I love my blog. I'm glad you're here with me.

Life is smile-crackingly good.


  1. Wow, glad you realized it wasn't a mistake after all! It pays to look at things twice at different times of the day just to be sure you aren't seeing things.

    Our Center uses Wordpress for its website, and I'm sort of in charge of it. I really didn't care for it in some ways, because it wouldn't let me do fairly simple formatting things. I know some people swear by Wordpress, but if you can do what you like in another place, then definitely stay put!

  2. Whew! So glad you figured it out, because to be honest I was confused about the dilemma. :-) I have blogs in blogger and wordpress; both have things I like and don't like.

  3. Margaret, the website seems to be pretty good. Of course, I can't find it again. LOL I can tell you this is the third website I've created and can't find.

    As for blogspot. I'm sticking with it. Though it looks like Google is trying to change some things on it, I've got my fingers crossed that I can keep my home page just the way it is.

  4. Judy... I should have emailed you. I think I got shaken by the comments at the writers' group. Taking a look backwards kind of did me in.