Three things that make this a pretty good Monday:
1. Nathan Bransford's First Paragraph Challenge. I've read through several of the entries. Some of them are quite impressive. Go on over and check it out if you haven't already.
2. Only one more day before The Iron Queen is released! So exciting. I can't wait to devour it.
3. You folks have got me thinking about some of my favorite songs. In particular I started thinking about (and then listening to) my number one song, which, unsurprisingly, I associate with writing. One Prairie Outpost by Carbon Leaf has a line that, for me, epitomizes writing: “One prairie outpost you are how I feel / Alone in a flat land 'tween the dream and the real.”
To me writing is about living in that lonely place between dreaming and reality, looking over the flat landscape and choosing to fill it, to create something worth sharing. Every time I hear the song I feel a chill... and then I get the urge to write.
What song best describes writing for you?