Oh for heaven's sake! What's a grownup (way grownup) woman like me using that term for? Because as soon as I thought of the letter K that's the word I thought of. Usually I reserve it for shoes of a particular kind or maybe a person I've met who really...well embodies the notion of kick-assery. They do not tolerate nonsense and have a rather sparky zingy approach to life.
I like that and I think I need more of it in the revision process. I think I have it in spades when I'm doing my first drafts but then I lose it - lose confidence in my own writerly self and the work I'm creating - and just slink down and shrug and say 'ah shucks' when anybody asks 'how's it going?'. So I'm going to recommend that after we have our little romantic Juicy time we get into our kick-ass clothes (could be high-heels and a leather skirt ...just saying...) and pitter-patter fly atter! Yes. You are on a mission to whip that ms into shape and you should do it with joy, passion and a soupcon of kick-assedness.
So let's hear it for a certain bawdy approach to revision - an earthy practical get-on-with-it married to your purpose of writing in the first place. I feel my muse hovering about - she'll probably get here in time for L is for Lamé or M is for Muse.
Do you have an inner kick-ass kid?
Today I've been cooking up a storm - I have a busy work week ahead of me and so made a few lasagnas, some roasted vegies, stock and have just started a chicken cacciatore. ( did you know that cacciatore is Italian for hunter?) Well, I'm not hunting this chicken...