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Friday, December 4, 2009

Pep Talk, Glee-Style

Lately, I've been down about writing. Between work, my inner editor flaring up, changes in character motivation and my entire cast conspiring against me to keep the plot a secret, I'm a little frustrated. I just want to write and it should be that easy, but it's not.

I have to finishing writing at work everyday in order to try and find five minutes to spend on fiction. It makes the entire process more painstaking. I am thankful that I get to write for a living, but, oh, if I had any other job. The fiction would pour forth so much faster.

And at this point, you're thinking this is a "share my pain" post. Well, it's not. It's a post to share what's been lightening my mood during my period of literary lethargy.

I am not an inherently perky person, but every time this song comes on my iPod it picks me up a little. I feel vicariously perky. But even if it doesn't help you shake the blues, it will leave you wondering "what's wrong with these people?"

The bounce in the step, the color in the cheeks... It's just not natural.