IT’S SEXIEST MAN ALIVE DAY!!!
Last week, I heard the news on Hot 89.9 that Adam Levine would be named People’s Sexiest Man Alive. Today, they made it official.
And may I just say… I concur. 100%.
Oh, and also, found this yummy pic on their website of another favourite of mine, Mr. Chris Pine.
So. Yeah. ermmm… what else was I going to talk about today, now?
Oh yes! I’m writing again.
I’m finally writing again.
And it feels great. I don’t remember the last time I wrote anything other than a blog post. But I was struck by inspiration on the weekend, and finally just started… writing.
It appears it’s just like riding a bicycle. I was afraid I wouldn’t even remember how, but I finally quit thinking about it, and quit trying to come up with an outline, and just started to write. I really feel like this time, I’ve found my voice. In the past, I’d start to write something, and then realized it sounded just like another author I liked, or another story I’d recently read. This time, I don’t feel like I’m mimicking anyone. I’m being real – I’m being me.
The hardest part for me is to not write a paragraph and then instantly go back to edit it. I’m trying to make myself just write and forget about it – we’ll edit later, Jill. Another hard part? Naming my characters. I love naming characters usually (in the past, I’ve named a whole cast of characters for stories, and then never taken it any further than that), so I’m not sure why I’m struggling this time. Maybe partly because I’ve decided to tell it from a first-person perspective, and the bare bones of my idea are actually from my own real life? It’s really kind of difficult to give yourself a new name, and then give names to characters who are loosely based on people you know in real life.
In any case, my goal right now is to not get bogged down by such trivial things. I can change names later if the spirit so moves me. I can change places. I can change anything I want.
I’d forgotten how liberating it is to be creative again.
And I’m loving it.
Almost as much as I’m loving the Sexiest Man Alive. ;)