Friday, September 30, 2011

Pizza toppings and missing restrooms

          I had the thought the other day about books compared to pizza. I've been reading a book, by an author I usually love, but it is too detailed for me. It's like a piece of pizza with everything, including anchovies, and I want to get rid of those anchovies. I love a good slice of pizza and, even more, a good book. Sometimes, though, a slice of plain cheese pizza is between those slices with everything (except the anchovies).
          On another topic, last night I had a dream where I was in a massive, never-ending building. It included everything from a chapel to a gymnasium to a dentist's office. The only thing it didn't have was restrooms...and that's what I needed. Another comparison popped into my mind. How many times have I had a story in my head, filled with cool locations and characters, but missing an important element... maybe a decent plot or a thought out ending. How many times did I just drop the idea, rather than putting some effort into working it out. (Like as much effort as I put into trying to locate a restroom in my dream--which I almost succeeded at, but then woke up).
          Sometimes it's worth the extra effort to put more time and thought into an idea. When you've already got the crust, sauce and cheese, it's time for some creativity to finish off those toppings. What started out as a twinkling of an idea might become your favorite story.


  1. WOW! Great comparison! I just love cheese pizza, LOL, so I totally understand that. I agree about books simply missing something. I've discovered what I missed very much in books I read was...a love story that wasn't dominate. I like the subtle aspect of love and strong female characters despite their love...what can I compare that to? Lol.

    Wonderful blog! I'm so happy for the follow! Can't wait to see more!

  2. Writing and pizza, is there a better comparison on the planet earth? I think not. Found you on David's blog, nice to meet ;)

  3. You just had to mention pizza, my ultimate favorite food. Compare it to books, my favorite medium (next to movies), and it's double indulgence! Awesome. And I totally agree.

    I gave you a Shout-Out on my blog today! :)

  4. Thanks to all of you. Pizza and writing-two of my favorite things. :)
    David, thanks for the Shout-Out.