And it got me thinking -- is that the way the world sees us writers? Would they watch two writers talking animatedly about things like character development, query-writing, brainstorming, or dialogue -- and think it was all just a bunch of gibberish? Probably. But the cool thing is, the two writers themselves understand every word of "gibberish" going on between them.
Writers are unique creatures, I think. We're observant, creative, sensitive -- and we're also easily excited by things that other people yawn or roll their eyes at (Am I the only one that LOVES the look and feel of a brand-new book in my hands? Am I the only one who opens it up to a middle page and breathes in that heady, new-book smell and smiles with glee? Heh. Didn't think so).
So today, I celebrate the creative gibberish that goes on between writers - on messageboards, by email, at conferences, and in classrooms. It's a language we all understand very well, one that most of the world just doesn't "get." And I'm okay with that.
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