My main character, as most of you know, holds the power of the earth. Therefore, I have been spending a good deal of time standing barefoot in the dirt during all kinds of weather conditions.
I got the chance to stare at a campfire the other night and think about how fire looks and moves and acts. Wind is unavoidable for me since I live right next to a canyon. I also shower everyday, so you can imagine that I'm around water.
The funny thing is, I already have the information stored in my brain. I've spent countless hours (mostly as a child) digging in the dirt, twirling in the wind, and splashing in the water. Yet, somehow my brain didn't really understand everything I was feeling. Mostly because I didn't care; but doing these things brought all kinds of memories flooding back. It made me miss the dog days of summer where I had nothing to do but revel in the natural beauties that surrounded me.
I think most of us miss at least part of our childhood because we can never get the innocent glory of just being back again.
I guess that's why I write. So I can go back to a time when things just where and no one needed a scientific explanation for it. In the world I created, my characters do impossible things; but on paper they sound perfectly logical. (at least to me)
All of us here, even if we aren't writing books or poems, we're writers! We're writing in blogs and e-mails and always thinking about what goes on around us. For me, writing is a way to escape, but at the same time, writing is way to figure out reality.
If something in my life doesn't make sense I just put it on paper and it helps me think it through.
That's why I'm here, rambling to cyberspace. It's so I can try and understand the world around me.
If you don't take anything else from this post, I just want you all to think about why you do what you do everyday. Sure we go to work to make money, or spend a good deal of time
For me it's writing. Sometimes I forget that this is the reason I write, and then it becomes a chore. Today, however, I'm going to take writing and let it help me remember what really matters.