Monday, April 19, 2010

From a mess to the masses

I'm totally in love with this song by Phoenix called Lisztomania. The chorus goes:
Think less but see it grow
Like a riot, like a riot, oh !
I’m not easily offended
It’s not hard to let it go
From a mess to the masses
Originally, I heard this song and just enjoyed it. Then I started really listening to the lyrics. "From a mess to the masses" really caught my attention. This is how I view my writing. From a mess of ideas and crazy scribbles into a book which can be marketed to the masses.

Actually a lot of the chorus can be applied to our writing:
Think less about your work, get writing and see your manuscript grow.
Don't be easily offended by critique, it doesn't have to be hard to let it go.
Take your work from a mess and give it to the masses.
I think this is my new motto.

Also, don't be surprised if you see a blog redesign coming up. I've been playing with ideas in my head. But I have my goals: school, book, then blog. That's just how it has to be right now.

I did sacrifice an evening of homework and used an idea from J. Kaye's 365 Days of Novel Writing for mini-scene cards and now have the whole storyline laid out on a tack-board on my desk. It's really inspiring to see - now I just need to get my homework done!


J. L. Jackson said...

I admire your dedication to writing with the full load you have going. I worked full time, went to college full time and was a full time parent. I look back and wonder how I did it. Now, it's writing, work and kids.

Liz H. Allen said...

The thinks we do for the love of the craft. It's hard when hubby is at work and I'm home with the little ones - I love for nap time!

J. Kaye said...

I am all for avoiding homework and doing scene! It's way more fun.

Liz H. Allen said...

It is way more fun!

Charmaine Clancy said...

Scene cards rock :-)

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