I have a confession to make. Last week, when I told you I had supercomputers deciding who did MTMWT based on looks... That might not have been 100% true. Oh don't get me wrong! It's still based on looks, but more along the lines of me throwing darts at your pictures with the more beautiful people lower on the wall where my sissy throws are more likely to land. The super computers are dedicated to making lolcatz! Glad we could clear that up. This week my victim of the darts is Janet Sumner Johnson.
When Chris asked me to submit a guest post for his Music to Make Write to series, my gut reaction was to thank him profusely, but politely decline. Why, you ask? Because I'm a silent writer. I can't listen to music when I write.
I'll give you a moment to pick yourself up off the floor.
Fortunately, I looked at his request a little more closely, and realized he didn't ask "What do you listen to when you write?" He said "pick 1-3 songs that are important to your writing."
Phew! That I can do.
But I'm only choosing one since I'm a short and sweet kinda gal.
One song that never fails to make me wish I were sitting in front of the computer working on my WIP is Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten." She may be talking about life, but to me, I see the possibilities of worlds I can create through my writing when I hear it . . .
I'm just beginning, pen's in my hand, ending unplanned.
Staring at the blank page before you, open up the dirty window, let the sun illuminate the words that you cannot find.
Reaching for something in the distance, so close you can almost taste it . . .
The possibilities are why I love writing. And the imagery Ms. Bedingfield evokes in my mind, is why I love this song. It reminds me why I keep going despite how hard the whole process can be.