Nothing new to report on the novel front, I'm afraid. My alphas haven't finished reading the thing yet, and I haven't mustered the courage to pick it up. Next week, I promise. In the meantime, here's another Broadway Sonnet for you, still from the magnificent Hamilton, but this time we get to hear from Aaron Burr. … Continue reading Broadway Sonnet 2.
"It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it." -Anais Nin
I'm reading Shakespeare's Henry VIII right now, and I just read a line in Act III, Scene 2 that made me snort. "...my endeavours Have ever come too short of my desires..." I'm sure my fellow creators can relate. Nothing ever comes quite up to what we picture in our minds, does it? But that's what keeps … Continue reading Desires > Endeavors.
I'm stressed and the weather stinks. This helps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPRjCeoBqrI
Sheerah, granddaughter or great-granddaughter of Joseph and his wife Asenath. She is mentioned in one sentence in the middle of the Old Testament "begats." One sentence, and that's all. But what a sentence: "His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon as well as Uzzen Sheerah." -1 Chronicles 7:24 She built cities. … Continue reading She Built Cities.
NANOWRIMO IS TOMORROW AND I AM SO NOT READY. Fortunately, Stephen King is here to help with this quote: “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Oof. Thank you, Stephen King. Speaking of scary stuff, Happy Halloween everybody! Here's Buster Keaton's spookiest adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfBz2rhIR4g
"I've never been cool and I don't really care about being cool. It's just an awful lot of time and hair gel wasted." -Chris Martin I may have already posted this quote, because it's one of my all-time favorites, especially coming from one of the coolest people alive. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZaZuzHF-LE/?taken-by=coldplay Oh yes, people, Chris Martin is … Continue reading Time and Hair Gel.
"Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it." -Salvador Dali He's right, you know. It's easy to get caught up in perfectionism, but when you give it a moment's real thought... What a silly thing to worry about. We already know it's unattainable, so why do we bother with it? Dali thinks you're weird. … Continue reading You’ll Never Reach It.
Okay, so. Today I'm going to drop a movie recommendation on your desks. It's not a particularly new movie, so I hope you've already seen it. But if you haven't you're missing out, so here it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wfrDhgUMGI I've watched this movie twice now, and it gets more inspirational every time. Even watching the trailer … Continue reading You Bring the Pizza.
I was struggling to find something to blog about today, because the last few days have been long on boring work and short on inspiration. I was almost ready to give up and confess that I had nothing, when I ran across this: "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking." -Steve Jobs So there … Continue reading Keep Looking.