Girlie-Girl Tomboy

I am a girlie-girl tomboy. Yes, I know that’s a contradiction, but

My family couldn't believe that I was cooking so they took a pic to document it.

that’s what I am.

Growing up, my room was filled with dolls. Barbie dolls, baby dolls, Cabbage Patch Dolls, you name it, I had it. I loved to create stories for my dolls to act out. When I wasn’t doing that, I would be climbing a tree or digging in the dirt. (Barbie doll legs make pretty good shovels.)

I like to shop. HATE trying on clothes. “Girls like to play dress-up.” Nope, not me. I’ll dress up when necessary but hate the process. However, I LOVE the feeling that I get when I’m all decked out. (Who doesn’t like to strut in high heels and short skirts?) I just hate what it takes to get there. If a hairstyle takes longer than 5 minutes, you can count me out.

That’s just a couple of examples but I think you get the point. I am a girlie-girl tomboy. Due to my contradictory tendencies, I have been called crazy or weird most of my life. I prefer the term unique.

Now the writerly part. 🙂 When I began talking to other writers, I realized that I’m not as unique as I thought. We’re all crazy. Some of us can see, hear, smell our characters. (Psychologists call this schizophrenia.) It makes our writing more realistic. Your favorite author, the one that pulls you into the book and makes the world around you disappear? Yep, she’s nutso!

I have come to the conclusion that everybody has a few nutsoid tendencies. What’s yours?

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  1. Well, I don’t consider it nutso…so much as normal, lol. I hear my characters talking and thinking. Sometimes (to my dismay), they make me crack up laughing…out loud. If someone looks at me strange, I just pass it off as remembering something funny. Yeah, it has happened once or twice. I think being so involved in our characters is what makes us want to write even more. We know where we want them to go (to their HEA), and we can’t help but be swept up in their journey. If that’s crazy, then sign me up for a padded cell! I could really get into their heads then! lol

    • See, this is my point. LOL. “Normal” people would think we were crazy if they knew what went on in our heads. We’re not “normal” we’re writers and they love us for it.

  2. No one showed me the picture of you cooking!!!!!! I am so astonished!!!!! I need to see a hard copy of that to truely believe it! lol

    • And I used to think you were my favorite niece.

  3. Ok. First, who decided what was “normal”? Second, How do we know that they are normal? Maybe WE are the ones that are normal and they are all nuts!!! I think we are just fine. So what if our voices in our heads are funnier then the people we are around….

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