As many of you know, I am a new writer and writing my first blog post. Much consideration went into what I would write about today. I started a deep meaningful soul searching blog, and I scrapped that. Then, I started an insightful blog, but how much insight can a new writer provide. So, I decided that I would just write about ice cream.
I was sitting yesterday in Mayberry at the ice cream parlor waiting for my daughter that was swimming with her friends at Centennial Quarry. Did you ever notice how many flavors of ice cream there are? Just the selection process is overwhelming, so many varieties and you can select just one, sometimes two if you do a double scoop. You could select more, but then the flavors will get all jumbled together and you won’t appreciate each for what they offer.
If you think about it, ice cream flavors can be likened to writing. We have so many types of novels we can write, but we must pick just one or possibly two “flavors” for each book. Do we write a Historical Suspense, a Futuristic Paranormal, etc… we are free to decide what we will flavor each book with, keeping in mind that we can’t combine too many flavors or the reader may get confused.
Point of View is another “flavor” that needs to be selected. With this, you need to be careful, selecting just one at a time, you can never have two mixed together. A point of view can be likened to the single dip cone. You can go back for another, but only one flavor at a time will suffice.
Choices, choices, we are always afraid to make the wrong one. After all these thoughts were racing through my head, I finally decided on my ice cream flavor….. Moose Tracks!