My eldest son pointed out to me last night that many of my posts are negative in tone. If that seems to be the case, my humblest apologies. It is not intentional, but I guess it is inevitable - especially if we let what is happening in our lives affect our writing. In my case, I'll chalk it up to multiple rejections and the flu.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Unlike most people, I get to live my dream. As a writer, I can let my imagination run wild and make up stories to my heart's content. I get to watch people and steal little bits of their personalities, quirks, actions, and characteristics to build my own characters. The universe is my playground to explore and use. And I get to do it all because I want to.
I love the life I have and the freedom I enjoy to follow my chosen profession. The lives of artists - whether they be writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, actors, or any creative endeavor - are full of hills and valleys. Often we face more valleys than not. The creative life is not an easy one, but it is an exciting one. And it is my belief that an artist does not choose this profession, it chooses him or her. If you are a writer, you will find a way to write. If you are a musician, music will be in your life somehow, somewhere. An artist? You will find a way to paint. And we will climb from those valleys.
My wish for the coming year is for all of us to enjoy more hilltops.
Today's thought: "Indulge yourself when you write - but not when you rewrite." - J. Martin
Today's teaser: More than half the population has been changed to were-animals, but you are immune to the virus. What do you do during a full moon?