4.23.2012

T is for Tinkering

I've managed to get a pretty nasty cold so in an effort to not expose you all to too much of my meds-induced lack of coherent'ness.. This week's theme for A-Z will be "short and, naturally, sweet."

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He tinkers with the lawnmower the way that I tinker with words. He knows it has good features but wants to really see what it can do. And so as I tighten, edit, have friends read my transcripts, he sharpens, polishes and takes it for a test run. At the end of the day we have learned much, and are pleased with the process.

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  2. (Sorry for the deletion. I realized after I posted that I forgot a word.)

    I'd never thought of this comparison before--never thought about how my husband's tinkering with machinery is the same as my tinkering with words. Nice!

    Hope you feel better soon. :)

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  3. Yes, I guess that's what we do as writers. I had never thought of it that way.

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