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Mel's Procrastination Palace
Monday, January 24, 2005 In Perspective


I took this last fall, a shot from the top of a tall dune looking over Lake Michigan.  Posted by Hello

This picture makes me think of that saying, can't see the forest for the trees.
Funny how that can apply to writing, as well.

While I'm not guilty of it today, I do remind myself often that I need to write for the joy of it--the love of creating worlds and characters. I can't write something just because someone tells me to, or expects me to. Maybe it's the rebel in me, but if someone gave me an outline, I'd tell 'em to stick it, and that no way--no how a decent story would emerge from MY computer based on their points.

But sometimes people give me ideas--sometimes intentionally, sometimes without realizing. And then I can push past the trees and discover the forest (or river, or ocean, or secret colony of tree nymphs hiding beneath dew covered leaves...) and decide what *I* want to focus on.

I didn't come here to get philosophical, but while "playing" with this great photo deal through Hello, I discovered that picture and it had a meaning, which is why I'm sharing. (After all, it's my blog, I get to do what I want *EG*) I'll prolly do that more often from now on, cuz while I am a writer, sometimes a picture says more than I ever can. That's why my...four! cameras are always loaded with film and batteries and ready to go at a moments notice. :)

Full moon out there tonight, I noticed. And we had a beautiful sunset. Tomorrow I'm going to take my camera to work so I can head straight for the lake at 5 and see about catching a few golden rays hitting the ice. The prospect of this excites me. And it feel damn good to be excited about something. :)

~Mel



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