current state of mind: inspired
In my mind are pictures of the past
Telling me a story meant to last
Still holding onto
Days out on the beach out in the sun
Nights when I was still your only one
~ “Into the Night of Blue” by Ace of Base
My muse with the Irish lilt rang me and demanded to know why I haven’t been writing. It is a fair question and I have a good answer. When I attempted to tell him, he stopped me mid-sentence and said, “Lass, don’t tell me with your Midwestern accent. Write it with your Irish heart.” In full disclosure, the conversation didn’t precisely go as I described it. Still, the real conversation was quite lengthy and rather convoluted. My version is better in a time crunch.
I haven’t been writing here because I have been writing elsewhere. I have been brainstorming titles, characters, plot lines, etc.. This is no small feat; not even for someone who loves writing as much as I do. I have been so wrapped up in the trees that I have lost the forest. I have a black notebook filled with photographs and ideas – but nothing is connected. It seems that every time I have an epiphany, I am driving. It’s not as if I can pull over and start writing. I have tried to remember these bursts of creativity; but, by the time I get home, all I can remember are some of the lyrics to a recent One Direction song. This wouldn’t be as disappointing if I would recognize the song the next time I heard it – but, as with all One Direction songs, each time is like the first time and I get focused on remembering the song so I recognize it the next time. If you don’t know about my “issue” with One Direction songs, please read this little gem from December 2012. http://www.geniusinwonderland.com/2012/12/sparkling-little-gems-just-pour-out-of.html
Thus far, in 2014, I have been tweeting every day with @historyinaflash. This is a positive start to focusing on writing with consistency. 2014 is going to be a monumental year. The twins turn 16. ‘Little Dragonfly’ will remind us all why the ‘terrible twos’ can be so much fun. “Gretzky” and “the Dancer” got married and are expecting their first baby in May. ‘Ali-Son’ is also hoping to add a new member to her family. It’ll be like becoming a new Auntie twice in the same month. I intend on reducing the clutter in my life . . . Yes, I realize I say this every year – but, this is the year. The thought of starting 2015 with so much stuff makes me cringe in horror.
So, there you have it. Now you know why I haven’t been entertaining you with my musings and brain dumps. I give you my word that as long as I have access to the interwebs, I will provide a minimum of 52 posts in 2014. I will even do what I can to make sure that they are spaced out in a relatively even manner.
Girl Genius Out!