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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