There is a lot about writing that can be a drag.
I mean, sure it’s creative and fun, but that is only part of the time.
There are times when writing can seem depressing. I’m alone a lot of the time, because it is not much of a social job. I doubt myself constantly, trying to find the right words, and always feeling like I got them wrong. I send out letters, trying to get a few people to read my work, and never get as many as I would like.
And sometimes, there is something fun that comes along.
When I heard about the site, I Write Like, I naturally had to test my writing. I had just started a new novel, a young adult fairy tale, with a little bit of a dark edge. I was naturally, quite pleased with my results.
Lewis Carroll seemed like a good result, even if it was only an analysis of a small part of the beginning. I wasn’t trying to imitate anyone, but that audience seems very good for what I am aiming to do. I found it encouraging and refreshing to hear good news, even from a text analysis tool.
I ran a few other manuscripts through, and got authors I didn’t recognize, but I was not placed with authors well known for bad writing, so I am counting it as a win for the day!