No, I'm not kidding. We finally got our coveted LifeFitness Elliptical Trainer today and I jumped on. (Okay it was awhile ago I started this post...like in the summer, and now it's snowing in OCT!!)
Well, I can walk a mean pace on the treadmill and ride a decent hill on the bike or hike up the trails of Chautauqua Park, but when I got on the elliptical, I was stunned at how hard it was, using muscles I hadn't used for a long...long time.
So after I got off 10 measly minutes later and covered in a film of sweat....er, I glistened, I thought about how we all need to cross train our writing muscles.
I write suspense, drama, action adventure, scripts, even romance but no comedy. And people think I'm funny (I don't think I'm funny)...so maybe I need to try a romantic comedy.
Try and not be afraid if it stinks.
I heard a friend of mine speak at his High School Honors Dinner and he said, I'm paraphrasing here, we tend to be afraid to make mistakes for fear people will think less of us. That is so true. So after I'm done with my current script, I'm going to tackle this...
I'm tackling it...Oh My Goodness, it's not easy.
For fun and likely needed therapy, I'm going to periodically nuggets of wisdom I've found while writing this RomCom (Romantic Comedy.) So stay tuned...and you can learn with me and pick me up when I'm down.
What are you going to do to exercise your writing muscles?
Let me know.