About the name

I would like, also, to preface by saying I did not come up with the Whimsical Tuesday name entirely alone. It was fully and completely inspired by this comic:

Which I found in a newspaper some years ago, and loved and adored to the point where I clipped it out and placed it on my fridge. It's still there, significantly yellower and more crinkly than it had originally been, but it never fails to make me smile when it catches my eye, mostly while I'm cranking open the fridge door for some milk for my coffee.

I think it perfectly fits the necessary mindset for a writer. How many times have you heard (read) the words, "Kill your darlings"? Apparently, a quick Google informs me that the original version of this stems from a Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch quote, where he says, “Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it – whole-heartedly – and delete it before sending your manuscripts to press. Murder your darlings”. So this advice applies not only to characters, but to whole chunks of work, that you may love and cherish and be proud of, but will still have to behead and dismember at some point or another.

At times it's barbaric, and at times it's devastating, and at times it can even be fun. But at one point or another... and best if on a Whimsical Tuesday... we will have to kill our darlings.

So why not with a bowling ball?

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