Serena Bell has written a number of thoughtful posts in which she suggests that wonk is unavoidable, for a certain sort of writer. And Del Dryden wrote a wonderful post just yesterday suggesting that for wonky characters, weirdness is not optional. It just is. And their journey is about figuring out that their difference is an asset.
Well. Let me just say. Today I saw this . . .
And it makes me think two things simultaneously.
(1) This guy is not wonk-optional. His wonkiness is deep in his bones or his blood. There’s no way to get it out.
(2) I have to write a book about him. Have. To. Havetohavetohavetohaveto.
And what (2) tells me is that, yes, Serena is right. Del is right. It’s just in me. I can’t get it out. I simply have to turn it to my advantage.