There are 26 letters in the English language, and we need every single one of them. Want proof? Choose a letter and write a blog post without using it. (Feeling really brave? Make it a vowel!)
No way I’m choosing a vowel. My vocabulary is too extensive. See how many of the less used letters I used in that comment? That, I suspect, is the point of this exercise. I know which letter I’m excluding, and it’s probably the one chosen by the bulk of the bloggers responding to this prompt. The problem with this prompt is that it doesn’t spur any thoughts about what to write, other than specious or frivolous comments about the topic. I realize that I’m not using two consonants, so I guess I ought to give the jury something to think about. Did you get it?
I’m at a writing retreat in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and have written many pages for my editor on the novel I’m planning to publish soon. It’s crazy to think I will have a full book ready to send to my typesetter by the end of the month, but this retreat is certainly helping. It’s nice to be saved from the futile exercise of preparing nutritious foods, and to have instead gourmet meals prepared and served.
So I will return to Burlington this afternoon and reunite with my four cats. They will be peeved with me for a day or two, and then very needy. I’m looking forward to it!