Thursday, April 22, 2010

My favorite phrase: It's complicated

My friend Pat Weaver wrote on her blog about the mystery genre and how she didn't like mysteries, but changed her mind.She stated that mysteries were just puzzles. That makes it sounds so much easier. I commented that puzzles can be complicated and that could be why I'm having so much trouble writing one. I read how one author starts at the end and works her way back to the beginning. That must be the way to do it. I started at the end, and then went to the beginning. The middle is giving me fits "It's complicated" So I guess I'll start over from "The End".

Since we are on mysteries and I'm hung up on "It's Complicated", I looked up in my very old dictionary on where "complicated" came from.

According to the Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language, College Edition, 1957, complicated comes from the Latin word complicatus, meaning to fold together.
com-together
plicare- to fold or weave
put them together and you have to make or or become intricate, difficult or involved.

Who would have guessed? I guess you could say: "It's Complicated!"

1 comment:

StableGranny said...

complicated from the writing stand point but great from the story line... keep working on that puzzle