Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cue The Fireworks! It's July 4th!

Seriously though, it's really dry in most places this year so please be careful if you do use fireworks...any think of the poor dogs...um can I just ask that we replace the use of fireworks with something else?

Is that not very patriotic of me? Sorry, but my poor pups whine and cry for days as people set off loud fireworks, bang on pots and all other manner of craziness. Not to mention, who waits until 11 or 12 at night to set off fireworks? Oh right, drunk people.

Okay, now that I've probably driven everyone away with my mini-rant I want to relate what this day is really all about to our writing. July 4th for Americans is about Freedom and I think that's a wonderful word for writers to embrace.

I hope that putting those words on the page makes you feel like you can fly. That your mind is free to create and weave your inspiration into something you can't wait to share with the world.

As much as it sometimes takes everything we can muster to sit down and put words on the page, I'm tasking you to focus on how free you are to put any and all words you want down there. Think about that. You have absolute freedom over your story and characters. You are in control and the choices you have are infinite. 

Embrace that freedom the next time you sit down to write. Let go of stress and expectations and just write with a refreshed sense of anything being possible.

I'm off to the beach for part of the day today, but later I'm going to attempt to make these amazing looking (and low fat/calorie!) no-bake cupcakes from Self Magazine.

What are your July 4th plans? Have any fun summer recipe links you can share with us? What about the feeling of total freedom in your writing - do you love that or is it a foreign idea to you? Again, I challenge you to focus on that the next time you sit down to write.

Happy Independence Day!



4 comments:

Sabrina Shields said...

I hope everyone is off work and having a wonderful day!

Maureen said...

I'm not a big firework fan either...nothing like living next to a huge field of dry weeds to inspire fear of idiots with lighters. And its strange...only one city within the county sells fireworks. For a very short window, like from the 1st to the 4th, they sell 'em. Big signs at the city limits that they are illegal to use in the rest of the county.

Uh huh.

My plans for the day is a movie, then back to the house before dark to keep an eye on the field. Today is the fifth anniversary of my father's death. I remember when my sis called to tell me he was gone and I said, "Dad's Independence Day."

Writing is a pain in the ass right now, so I toddle off to edit old writing and look to the day when the new stuff will return...

Have fun with the cupcakes!

TerriOsburn said...

Happy 4th, everyone. I'm having a very quiet day. Watched a little Wimbledon coverage but I need to get back to these revisions. I considered grilling some hot dogs for myself but it's hot as Hades out there so I'm staying in the A/C. Under a blanket. LOL!

Great point about the freedom, Scape. Amazing that in this day and age there are many around the globe still being persecuted for what they dare to put on the page. Here's to freedom for all!

MsHellion said...

I'll sing God Bless America tonight when I log my words. :) But thanks for the reminder--we are FREE to write whatever we want, and what better day to practice that than today.

My plans today were to go to my WW meeting (I haven't been practicing lately, but I go), then go see MAGIC MIKE, which was good. That Channing boy dance! Now I'm dying my hair and trying to remain cool. *LOL*

Not sure if I have a place for summer recipes, but one of the places I do like is www.skinnytaste.com. It's more non-processed foods and healthy calories rather than all fat and mayo. :) Really good too. I also like www.emilybites.com. She usually has very festive fun stuff!