I wish I could write literary and lyrical.
I wish I could set the scene so well, you'd be sniffing the air for the scent of honeysuckle or grilled steaks--because that's what I wrote.
I wish I understood fashion and makeup, and then how to describe it.
I wish images flowed from my pen like dialogue does.
I can wish all I want or I can act.I can work at recognizing when I need to insert a clothing description or what trees line a street or what smells drift in the air. I can study the masters of these arts and learn their tricks. I can heed the advice of my CP's when they tell me to add a bulging blue backpack in place of a simple backpack or that the room is the color of eggs--thank you, Christi.
I can learn. Because the alternative is lower scores in contests, close-but-no-cigar queries, and flat out rejection.
And my biggest writing wish? To see my name in print and my book on a shelf. So, to that end, I will strive.
If you have any tricks in creating the scene, I'd love to hear them. Help me learn.