Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I am Joy, I am Wonder

The Kool Kats over at YA Highway have asked writers to contribute again to yet another deeply profound prompt:
What are your writing and publishing superpowers (drafting? beta-reading? writing queries? plotting? character creation? etc.) -- and what's your kryptonite?

Immediately, I envision the Bugaloos.  I have NO IDEA why:
The Bugaloo in pink is "Joy"

Are they even superheroes?  Probably not.  But I was addicted to this show when I was little, and I was in love with Joy, that pink Bugaloo, and with the Blond Bugaloo, too. So I'm choosing her, folks. Here's a justifiable reason: my writer's ego can get squashed from time to time, but when it comes down to it, that joy of writing runs deep.  Joy irons her wings, and pretty soon, she's flying again.

I think mortality is my nemisis:
pics from here
Uh-huh. If you're old enough, you know what I'm talking about: What if I die before someone discovers that my manuscript rocks? But heck, it's just death folks, not kryptonite.

And I'm a wonder when it comes to finishing manuscripts. So, for my wondrous ability to git 'er done, here's a proper superhero for you:
from here

12 comments:

  1. Writing with joy is soooo important! I think that to write well all you need is to like it and to keep at it ...
    Great post!

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  2. I feel terrible. I've never heard of the Bugaloos!

    *runs off to Google*

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  3. Kathy--don't feel bad. The Bugaloos were a short-lived 70s phenomenon.

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  4. Um, okay, so thankfully I'm not the only one who's never heard of the Bugaloos! BUT I love what you said about Joy. She just irons her wings and is soon flying again... It's easy to get downtrodden as a writer, those self-doubts can be so paralyzing. But the ability to "iron our wings" to fly again? It's absolutely necessary to succeed! Awesome superpower :)

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  5. Yes, writing joy is super important!

    And I do know who the Bugaloos are. :)

    Great post!

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  6. Those Bugaloos are hilarious (though this is the first time I've heard of them) :) Loving what you're doing regardless of the doubts and fears is just so important. Great post!

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  7. The ability to finish is definately super. And the Bugaloos! I'm never even heard of them, but I think I may now be a fan.

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  8. Joy in writing itself. That's a wonderful super power to have ^_^

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  9. Mortality is definitely an evil kryptonite--I always hope when I die, I can come back as a ghost or something and find out that I became one of those after-death celebrities or something.

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  10. Yes, Francesca! Who knows? We could have the professional fate of Van Gogh. (But I'll take J.K. Rowling's fate if I have a choice.)

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  11. Oh super fun post! Thanks for the smile!

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  12. Oh the things I missed because I was born in the 80s. The pick-yourself-up-ness of an author is key. Awesome power to have.

    Though an invisible jet would be sweet.

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